I reserved my Galaxy S8 on fido website today. I have a question about the place in the queue: if, for example, my place in the queue is 50, does this mean I am the 50th Fido customer who reserves the phone or just the 50th Fido customer of the pickup location which I choose at the time of reservation? So basically is it 50 in the whole country or just in the pick up location?
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This 100%! I went and registered on http://pages.samsung.com/ca/preordergift/English/index.jsp as soon as I had preordered the S8 (as we were told to do from Fido on their website). I picked up my phone from Fido flagship store on Tuesday and activated it then and there and logged into my Samsung Account (the same account as the one used on the above form). I received two emails from Samsung when I activated the S8 to my email address I use for my Samsung Account. One said Notification of Samsung Account login with my samsung account, and the other said Thanks for your purchase registration. Then NOTHING at all regarding the Gear VR. According the Rogers Forum regarding S8 preorders and the Gear VR (http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Android/message-id/44429#M44429), people received an email 24 hours later about the Gear VR after they logged into their phones with their Samsung Account.
I called the store (flagship one in Mtl btw) I picked my phone up from and they said you should receive a text message (?!) which I have not. They then said to call Customer Service at 611 to ask why I haven't received a text. Customer Service was completely in the dark about any text message and have just given me the phone number for Samsung at 800-726-7864 which I have been on hold for 50 minutes now. This is ridiculous. This is not the first time FIdo has had this promotion. Why is it SO difficult to get clear directives and instructions. Please guys FIX THIS!!!
Here's the details for the Gear VR promotion:
To get the Gear VR headset, you’ll have to follow a 3-step process. Once all the steps are completed, Samsung will send you the headset within 6-8 weeks.
Step 1: Reserve a Samsung Galaxy S8.
Step 2: Register at http://pages.samsung.com/ca/preordergift/English
Step 3: Log in to their Samsung Account directly from the new phone once you get it.
You can contact Samsung at 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) if you don’t get your gift within 6-8 weeks or have questions about the headset or if you have any other questions in regards of the promotion. ( If you return the device within 15 days of receiving the shipment, you must also return the headset in its original condition.) This offer is valid only while supplies last. It’s also subject to change without notice. Hope this helps clarify everything!
I called my fido reservation store and they didn't even have any in stock and the phone comes out tmw. I canceled my reservation ordered directly from samsung. Good luck everyone getting your gear vr's
I was at the Fido store at 11am, picking up my reserved S8, when they got the email saying the phones could not be released today as per Samsung. They tried anyway but they're just not available in their system.
This was as they were just about to start calling people to come pick up their reserved phones.
Went to Bell and Rogers in the same mall, same issue.
Yet the Samsung Store had a line-up of about 20 people getting theirs no problem.
Not cool Samsung, not cool.