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In Samsung Galaxy S III news today there are gold medal winners, no shows and losers.
The Verizon Wireless SG S3 is not getting off to a slow start with some customers booing them for confusion about grandfathered unlimited data plans and the locked bootloader controversy. Samsung has disqualified the bogus athlete who called foul. The Brits have a head start in the mobile Olympics with their Samsung Galaxy S III's winning more gold, bronze and silver medals than the rest of the world.
The U.S. Media Placement teams scores high in the celebrity gossip hurdles(videos follow).
Verizon Team News - No Gold Here, Yet
The first announced released date for the Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S III was Thursday July 11 which is now Friday.
Some sources are stating that Verizon customers are receiving emails that they must upgrade to a share everything plan. others have noted letters included with the packaging of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Before panic strikes, go into your My Verizon account, check to make sure no changes were made. Some have reported that the online account is not changed. Paperwork included in shipments may be different from what is in your online account.
Other preorders have found that they must call Verizon Wireless customer service and advise them o the situation and then they will be able to reinstitute the unlimited data vie "inactive pricing request." (If you would like to learn how to keep your unlimited plan after June 28 read this.)
We received a statement from Verizon Wireless spokesman Albert Aydin "As it sometimes happens, the availability date for a device changes. The Galaxy S III on Verizon Wireless will now be available in stores and online starting July 12. Preorders have started to ship and are still available for preorder."
Verizon Support Tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader is locked her the manufacturer. Then Verizon replied in a forum that unlocking the bootloader would prevent excellent customer support, impact network connectivity and cause poor customer experiences.
"Depending on the device, an open bootloader could prevent Verizon Wireless from providing the same level of customer experience and support because it would allow users to change the phone or otherwise modify the software and, potentially, negatively impact how the phone connects with the network. The addition of unapproved software could also negatively impact the wireless experience for other customers. It is always a delicate balance for any company to manage the technology choices we make for our branded devices and the requests of a few who may want a different device experience. We always review our technology choices to ensure that we provide the best solution for as many customers as possible."
Score: Verizon still in the running with other carriers who also had late starts, we can't tell yet how the race will come out.
Dubliner's Fireworks Doused
Previously there was a report that a forum user in Dublin said that his Samsung Galaxy S III went on fire on his dashboard. After an investigation, FI-UK Fire Investigators found that the fire was not spontaneous combustion. The cause of the problem was in fact due to a quick nuke in a microwave oven. Not surprisingly the internal antenna is a great conductor of microwaves. Dugh, wireless signals are microwaves. No gold medal here, he was penalized and disqualified from the game alltogether.
The investigators reported "The owner should be questioned as to why the moisture detection patch has been removed from his device and other circumstances surround the damage..."
The phone owner retracted “It occurred due to a large amount of external energy and there was no fault with the phone."
So it looks like the phone was dropped in a toilet, sink or pool, then some idiot tried to dry it off in a microwave oven.
Score: No gold medal here, he was penalized and disqualified from the game all together.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is gaining a lot of momentum while the Samsung media machine pumps out material for the phone of the London Summer Olympic Games.
Samsung is offering TAKE PART 2012, its Olympic games mobile suite with 3D games where players compete against each other like in the real Olympics, along with tours, trivia games and augmented reality apps. Great Britain already as 34 Gold, 34 Silver and 30 Bronze medals.
Free Olympic Games include:
- 110m Sprint.
- 110m Hurdles
- Double Trap.
- 100m Freestyle Swimming - NO Don't use it in the pool!
This morning Live from E! was sponsored by the Samsung Galaxy S III while the program was being broadcast the broadcasters received news liveon their Samsung Galaxy S III phones.
Kristen reads off her Samsung Galaxy S III the latest suspects for the next American Idol judge: Niki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Will..'Am, Fergie and Katy Perry.
Score: For the United States media placement team: Gold Medal