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post #61 of 128 (permalink) Old 2013-11-12, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Yup. Have you used it with an Android phone in the past?

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Grrr.... my Nexus 5 speaker stopped working as of this morning. Seems it has for a few others too, judging by what I could find on the webs.

A couple of calls to Google, and they are sending me a new unit. Hope they kept a few in stock for RMA's!
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lovin mine too.

speaker is a bit weak but its so nice and clean. should last many many years.
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rsambuca: Curious. Are they sending you a replacement while you continue using this one? Why did it take a few calls?

Just curious on a customer service level how they are.

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I'm personnally not in the market for an android phone, but am curious as to why would anyone who was buy any other android but this one at that price. How is it that samsung is the big seller when this would appear to me to be a way better deal?
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Android ART

So this might be more related to OS 4.4 rather than Nexus 5, but N5 is only one using 4.4. So I thought I would ask.

Android ART did anyone try it ? Does it really make a difference or is it experimental ?

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When was the last time you saw a Google ad on TV? Or even an Android OS ad?
Samsung has deep advertising pockets.. Im not even sure Samsung uses the words android or google in any of there ads(thought i had read that somewhere that they never mention either)

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh dont let the masses know about our little deal

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Poor people don't think in terms of total cost, they think in terms of "monthly price". These are the sort of people who don't know how much their car is going to cost them, they just know the monthly payment amount. This is how they remain poor.

It reminds me of that South Park episode where Cartman tries out Nascar.

Anyway, there are a lot of people who don't do the math when they're faced with a new cell phone purchase. They just see "iPhone - $199". They don't see "$100 * 24 + $200 = $2600 + $tax" for two years with a smartphone.

So, since much of the phone cost is buried in the monthly price, and since carriers put a healthy mark-up on the Nexus 5, it doesn't really seem much different than most phone contracts.

The smart people in the room have a Nexus 5 on Wind. Or perhaps if they're not in the Wind service area, they may have one of those $60 6GB plans from Koodo, or something comparable.

I'm totally in favor of phones like the Nexus 5 or the Nokia 520 "$99 phone" sort of products, along with a economical phone service.
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I'm personnally not in the market for an android phone, but am curious as to why would anyone who was buy any other android but this one at that price. How is it that samsung is the big seller when this would appear to me to be a way better deal?
Price is not always the overriding concern when purchasing a phone. Samsung's touchwiz interface and their “value add" features are very appealing to mainstream consumers.
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I can't say I know much about this, trying to learn. If I buy a Nexus 5 from the Play store, can I get it activated on Telus? Or am I forced to buy it from Telus to use it on Telus? Thanks.
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All you need to do is purchase a MicroSIM card from Telus, and purchase a plan. At the very worst, they might need your phone's IMEI number for the data plan. You DON'T have to get the phone from Telus.
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My Nexus 5 is in town and should be delivered today according to the UPS tracking info.

Woot!

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rsambuca: Curious. Are they sending you a replacement while you continue using this one? Why did it take a few calls?

Just curious on a customer service level how they are.
Yeah, they are sending me a new one. I can continue to use the one I have until it arrives. They put a pre-authorization for the full amount of the 2nd phone on my credit card, which they will remove once I send the old one back to them. They emailed me the UPS labels for sending it back. They said I will have 21 days after receipt of the second phone to get the first phone back to them before the charge goes through on my card.

It took two calls because the first guy emailed me some info (which was useless) on adjusting the sound settings. I called again and they took me through a factory reset to ensure it was indeed a hardware issue, and after that, she sent me a link for ordering the replacement phone.

It was actually very quick and efficient.

Unfortunately I have to keep using this phone without a working ringer or speaker as none of the phones I have kicking around (Nexus 1 - great phone, Galaxy Nexus - crap phone) use a microSIM.

I just checked and it says it will ship by Nov 26th. Looks like I will be missing a few calls in the next few weeks!
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