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Feb 2, 2014, 10:25 AM

How long will AT&T Be Exclusive?

This phone meets my needs, but I don't want to sign up to a contract with AT&T. Does anyone know how long it will be until I can buy one on the open market in the US?
Robin kelly

Sep 2, 2013, 2:33 AM


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Jun 24, 2013, 3:14 PM

Galaxy S4 Active did not pass water test

after using it in about 10 inches of water for one to 2 minutes the phone let the water in, despite all advised precautions.
the customer service is playing goofs asking us "who ever told us we could use Galaxy S4 Active underwater"?

The worst thing is that Samsung customer service did not care at all to replace the phone. Tech support requested the phone to be send to repair services, but why, if it was faulty from the day one?

Can anyone to advise how one can fight with this situation?

thank you in advance.
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Jul 8, 2013, 1:07 PM
over in the "Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified" discussion:

This points to a need for HUGE changes in smartphone security

Somehow, Android or whatever succeeds it needs to be more agile in terms of running on a wide variety of hardware. That way, patches can be issued by Google in the morning and implemented on a user's phone that afternoon. Kinda like Windows Update if you will.

The fundamental problem is smartphone security isn't taken seriously enough. Not even close. Consider what people store on their phones: It's generally their most personal information - and often times, that of others as well. Photos, account numbers, addresses, SSNs, personal notes, email, chats, SMS... All this on a device that's always connected to the internet. Top off the insecurity with the fact that they carry it around with them, often without even a lockscreen, and it's a r...
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Jul 4, 2013, 9:36 AM
over in the "Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified" discussion:

Since February

Google and the manufacturers have been sitting on this since February and we're just now finding out about it? Eh? Mad
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Jul 4, 2013, 2:19 PM
over in the "Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified" discussion:

Amount of people...

I feel like there are not many people that download apps from anywhere but the google play store. I doubt this will affect that many people.
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Jun 25, 2013, 9:08 PM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active for AT&T" discussion:

Comments re Call Quality

My phone calls are exactly the same as they were with the regular S4 -- very good. I have had a number of calls and always check new phones by leaving voice messages for myself with the phone. It sounded clear and almost like a landline. On my end calls are very clear and I had to turn down the volume from max because it was too loud. Your test model must have had a problem.
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Jun 21, 2013, 11:43 AM
over in the "Hands On: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active for AT&T" discussion:

Better than the original?

I think the qualities of the active may overpower the need for a 13 megapixel camera. thoughts?
4 replies

Jun 23, 2013, 8:06 AM
over in the "AT&T to Sell Galaxy S4 Active June 21 for $199" discussion:

Bundle Package

Bundle the GS4a, GS4 or Note II with the Galaxy Note 8 & get -$200 off tablet, lowering price of tab to only $199.99, very good, got mama one for her B'day. She just love's it. Who'd a thought it, she can bearly use her phone. Cool

Jun 22, 2013, 9:40 PM

Impressive Phone

Well, I broke down & upgraded from my GS3.
So far, so good. Very well built, rugged design.
The LCD screen seems to have more truer colors than Amoled screen + they had to use this screen for waterproofing. Am still getting use to the Menu, Home & Return buttons. Great features, very fast with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600+ pro processor & the Adreno 320 GPU & 2 gigs of dual channel ram. Its actually an improved version of the original GS4. MDM9215, with Gobi embedded modem, will be b much faster on the new version of LTE. The batt life seems great 12hrs., normal usage, calls, texting, internet, etc. Pics & video are fine (lens quality more important than pixels anyway). Sound very good, emails come thru quicker than on my GS3 or Monika's ...

Jun 13, 2013, 12:48 PM
over in the "AT&T to Sell Galaxy S4 Active June 21 for $199" discussion:

I like it

This could be a great option for me getting a darn near MILL SPEC phone but with good hardware, OUTSTANDING!

Hope to hear Verizon getting it
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Jun 12, 2013, 2:00 PM
over in the "AT&T Teases Waterproof Phone" discussion:

Water PROOF ?

I hate the term Waterproof. It implies that in no situation or circumstance, can water ever penetrate the device.

More like water resistant, which is what it should be called. Unless the phone can be used at challenger depth without leaking, it is not waterproof.

Pretty much nothing advertised as being waterproof is actually waterproof.
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Jun 15, 2013, 6:48 AM
over in the "AT&T to Sell Galaxy S4 Active June 21 for $199" discussion:

Hmmmm............iPhone killer. Maybe.

I'm due for an upgrade in August and I'm thinking I might just have to get this. I love my iPhone, but I've already dropped it in water twice, so this would be a good phone for me. Not to mention, the blue looks really nice. I've had prior experience with Samsung phones & they are nice phones. Now, if the next iPhone comes out & it's water resistant I'm gonna be upset. But, I highly doubt that's gonna happen.

Jun 5, 2013, 9:14 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Active Is a Tougher S4" discussion:

Well played Samsung...

The largest complaint I've heard about the S4 is that the outer hardware just doesn't have that nice, solid feel that you get with devices like the HTC One. Glad to see they are offering this variant for consumers interested in a more durable experience. Well played Samsung, well played.
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