Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Promo Code Australia American Express Promotion

Update: 7/09/2017

I supposed I am part of the lucky 100,000 Amex card holders…

Got the credit the very next day after ordering from Samsung – Thank you American Express and Samsung 🙂

For those who are lucky enough to be American Express card owners and would like to become a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owner, this promo may come in handy…

https://www.americanexpress.com/au/network/shopping/doe-offer-detail.html?offer=GCOR_519779

By registering your details with American Express, Amex will give you a credit of AUD$150 towards the pre-order of your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

You will have to click on ‘SAVE to CARD’ and enter your details and using the same card, purchase your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung’s online store.

You must ensure that the card you register with Amex is the same card you use on Samsung’s store (I am sure they have some way of checking this).

It’s not great but it’s a whole 10% off the RRP of the phone, plus you are ordering it directly from Samsung.com.au which pretty much guarantees you, that you are getting it from the source.

Plus – you will also still get the wireless charger that is on offer during the promo period.

Amex has limited this to the first 100,000 card holders only – and full Terms and Conditions are on the Amex page – so good luck and happy shopping.

 

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Samsung Note 8 Promotion Australia – Come on Samsung – Why are some of us ‘MORE’ equal than others?

For those of you who have put in orders for the Samsung Note 8, and for those who haven’t, I can’t help but feel a bit frustrated about the level of commitment Samsung has for it’s customers.

Are Australians (and the rest of us around the globe), not ‘loyal‘ enough for Samsung to be treated equally?

In Australia – the promotion to pre-order the Samsung Note 8, is a bonus wireless charger (valued at AUD$119)

https://shop.samsung.com/au/mobile/galaxy-note8

AUS Note 8

Meanwhile – in the USA, you get a choice of a Gear 360 Camera OR – 128GB Transflash card AND the convertible wireless charger.

http://www.samsung.com/us/galaxy/note8/buy/

US Note 8 Promo

 

But wait … there’s more… and if you are a ‘loyal customer’ who previously owned a Note 7 (of which I have owned both the original, and the second one that they recalled – and cried profusely when I had to return it…), Samsung are offering up to US$425 credit towards the Note 8 as well…

http://www.samsung.com/us/galaxy/note8/Note7Promo/

US Note 7 Loyalty

Come on Samsung – we are all one global group of loyal NOTE customers who have had to feel the ‘hurt’ of having to return the Note 7.

How about a little love for all of us – even those of us here DownUnder.

What the iPhone 8 looks like – design accidentally leaked..?

It would appear that this looks like a potential design leak for the iPhone 8.

A retailer has accidentally dropped the ball by offering a shockproof iPhone 8 case for trial or testing.

From the looks of it, there is a dual camera which is placed vertically instead of horizontally, as per iPhone 7.

Also the iPhone 8 screen appears to go from edge to edge with no bezel around it, implying that it’s going to utilise the full front of the screen.

Although this is nothing much in terms of “new” news, but it’s one step closer to confirming its design.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Australia Pre Order from 25th August 2017

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available to pre-order in Australia from the 25th of August 2017 – with an estimated release date of the 15th September at retailers.

The preorder price for this is a whopping AUD$1,499 which is more than it’s predecessors by nearly $200.

On the plus side – users who preorder the unit will be able to redeem a convertible wireless charger as seen below.

As a sweetener for those who had to return their Note 7’s last time around – Samsung are offering early adopters a free screen replacement in case of damage. Considering that this is a $350 value on it’s own, it’s a good bit of insurance to have on a phone worth the value of a laptop.

 

You can learn more about the preorder process and the wireless charger here

http://www.samsung.com/au/note8-wirelesscharger-offer/

 

Mobile SMS PayPal scam to get your identity and banking details

I have just received an SMS from a random number notifying me to update my PayPal details. This is obviously a scam and should be reported to

The Australian Government website SCAMWATCH

A screenshot of the offending SMS is listed below. 

The sender was not careful to keep his number anonymous +61 424 768 931

If you receive this SMS and do not wish to report it, then delete it immediately. 

But reporting it does assist the government to notify those who are likely to get scammed by raising awareness.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Leaked – to be revealed 24th August 2017 in Australia.

Lots of rumours have been flying around speculating on Samsung’s latest flagship Note 8 mobile phone and those lucky enough to be on Samsung’s mailing list have already been sent invitations to register for the Galaxy Unpacked Live Stream on the 24th of August 2017 (in Australia) – with the moniker “Do bigger things”. The big giveaway here is the stylus on the front of the banner.

If you are interested in the potential design of the new Note 8 – VentureBeat’s Evan Blass tweeted a photo of the upcoming advertising banner, whether or not it’s the real deal… who knows but it’s exciting news for those who had the unfortunate luck of having to return their Note 7’s last year.

The original article is posted here

This is followed by the full size banner below

Whatever it is that’s in the pipeline for the 24th, I am sure it’s going to be interesting to see how things have progressed and how forgiving the Samsung Fan’s are out there.

I believe pre-orders are being taken by Samsung the very next day on the 25th August 2017 but will keep everyone posted.

Bear in mind that this is going to be competing with Apple’s iPhone 8 who will be celebrating a milestone anniversary this year as well.

If you travel or do business in China be aware of the “Great Firewall of China” when using your apps.

If you are an avid traveler and use everyday apps such as Facebook, Google, Gmail and even some chat programs, be aware of the Great Firewall of China.

China has very strict firewall policies when it comes to apps and social media platforms and some apps which are used on a daily basis in the US, Australia, Singapore and other continents, are “blocked” by law and by the great Firewall, in China. For more info read…