After buying the second i8000H I learnt the 4Gb card that came with the phone was quite format-able. Therefore, it could only mean the 4Gb card that came with the first i8000H was faulty and the salesman at Wilson was aware of this problem. After calling Samsung customer service I learnt that the card was not warranted by Samsung but by the card’s distributor. Take the card and warranty to:
Room F, 5th Floor, 139 Hennessy Road, China Overseas Building, Wai Chai. Tel: 2865-2070
Btw, those guys at Wilson were surprisingly courteous and informative, which was somewhat unusual for Hong Kong retailers. We traded in my our HTC Touch Cruise II for the i8000H $3280 based on their advertisements in a computer magazine. Unfortunately we did not bring along the actual ad that showed $3280 and instead we were told that based on their offer I will have to chip in $3380 instead. After explaining the cost mention in the magazine ad they insisted they were not aware of that price. After telling them to wait while I go buy the magazine to show them the proof, they instead insisted that I talk to their manager. Without any hassle he said “…it’s only a hundred bucks difference. Take it”
Another thing is the trade-in offer. Wilson was the only place willing to take the Cruise 09 for $2400 while everywhere include Fortress, Broadway and various street pawnshops can only offer $1900 at the most. Smartone is NOT willing to accept this phone despite them still selling them at $3880 a piece. Some street hawkers even dare to offer $1,200. According to Wilson’s brochures, they skipped a few middlemen, hence the reason of their generous offers. No wonder the place was packed with people buying phones….non-stop for the duration of our stay there, almost an hour.
Last but not least, free plastic screen protectors for both our i8000H despite one of them purchased elsewhere. 🙂
We like that place. We will only buy from them from now on!
I also learnt the Bluetake i-Phone Mini Bluetooth AD2P stereo headphones I have been using the last 4 years was not the cause for the lousy reception (audio stuttering), abrupt disconnection and inability to remote control Windows Media Player (play, pause, stop, forward, backward, next file, etc). It seems the problems were caused by incompatibilities with HTC phones (also tested on HTC Touch 3D and Touch HD). I am now able to use ALL functions with the i8000H. I am rejoiced!
Oh yeah, I called Samsung asking for the availability of their proprietory data and TV-out cable. They are out of TV-out cables and no idea when they will be available again. And the data cable….$98 each. OUCH! Told ya they will make a killing!