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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TendyS7, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. TendyS7

    TendyS7 Lurker
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    It looks like a IMEI and Wi-Fi MAC address is needed to submit a claim for the Gear promotion that Samsung is running on this website: https://promos.samsungpromotions.com/gearvr/en-us/Enter

    Since the redemption period begins on March 4th, but the scheduled ship date is March 10th, will we have to wait until physical delivery to obtain those pieces of information to submit a claim? I don't want to worry about missing out on the promotion if my phone takes a while to get to me. Any way to find this information online?



  2. The_Chief

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    That would be a good question for Samsung's support folks. Go to Samsung Support and ask them how you can get this promotion if you don't yet have the information.
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  3. TendyS7

    TendyS7 Lurker
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    I sent in a support email, and just got a reply. Looks like we have to wait until we have the device in hand. Hopefully supplies don't run out before the 11th!
  4. The_Chief

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    Considering that T-Mobile is already shipping the S7, maybe you'll get an early surprise!
  5. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    What is the "Wifi MAC"?
  6. TendyS7

    TendyS7 Lurker
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    No idea; all I know is that the promotion's terms and conditions state that it is required for redemption.

    Update: My Verizon order number was updated with a new ship date. 3/31/2016. Unbelievable. That practically puts me out of the redemption period, which ends on the same day, and since the terms say "until 3/31/16, or while supplies last" I'm not feeling so confident about this. It's going to be a deal breaker if I don't get at least the promised Gear VR.
  7. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

    The MAC address is the unique identifier used to identify networked devices. Every device connected to the internet has one. It can be found in the device menu under hardware info.
  8. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

    The 3/31 is just a placeholder. The silver is delayed. My guess is that they'll ship prior to then.
  9. Snakeyeskm

    Snakeyeskm Android Expert

    I'm pretty sure that they will go by your order date. No guarantees, but that standard practice.
  10. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    Thanks guys. My phone isn't due to ship until 3/7. My problem is since T-Mobile is shipping their pre-orders early, those customers have a leg up in submitting and claiming the Gear VR before the rest of us. According to the terms and conditions, they are only giving out 300,000. So guys, don't wast time when you get your phone. I started the process for my free Gear VR, but can't finish until my phone arrives. Here is the link to the terms and conditions: http://promo.samsungpromotions.com/

    "4. GIFT DETAILS: Upon verification of the Offer Claim Form and receipt (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), the Participant will receive both a Samsung Gear VR (est. $100 value) and a 6-game Oculus content bundle (est. $50 value), redeemable as a digital download (“Gift”). Participants who purchase on VZW.com will be able to select one (1) of the following two (2) gifts: either (i) a Samsung Gear VR (est. $100 value) and a 6-game Oculus content bundle (est. $50 value); or (ii) a Samsung Gear S2 (est. $300 value, color selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion). Participants who purchase at T-Mobile will receive a Gift, as described above, and a one-year Netflix code on the “2 stream” subscription plan (est. $120 3 value) (“Netflix Code”). Gift items are subject to availability, while supplies last, and may ship separately. Samsung reserves the right to substitute a Gift item for another item of equal or greater value in the event of item unavailability. No more than 300,000 Gifts available in this Offer. Gifts are available for a limited time, while supplies last, on a first-come, first-served basis. Gifts will be mailed to Participants within approximately 4 – 6 weeks after verification of Offer Claim Form/receipt and compliance with these Terms and Conditions. To redeem the six (6) game Oculus content"
  11. twikoff

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    glad i saw this thread.... i completely missed that the order had to be placed online to get the G2.. and i would prefer that over the VR...
    so i just called support, and the lady cancelled my pending order that i placed at the verizon store monday.. and hung out on the phone with me while i placed a new order online.... Even after placing the new order, it still says delivery by 3/11..

    on a side note... the rep i was working with mentioned that her SO had just texted her to let her know that her S7 came in today (from another carrier....) I got a good laugh out of that..

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