VZW Blames Sammy for the Locked Bootloader then Contradict Themselves

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  1. cereal killer

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    In a strange Tweet this afternoon, Verizon claims that the bootloader on the Samsung Galaxy SIII is "locked per the manufacturer." Whats strange about this tweet is that this statement is in direct contradiction to their statement they sent the Verge this afternoon. Big Red states:

    The AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the SGSIII are unlocked, so it wouldn't make sense that Samsung would only lock it on Verizon's network. Did Verizon's PR department (Twitter) just get caught in a lie, or was it an honest mistake made by someone who didn't understand the technical aspects of the question that was posed to them?

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    Everything I just read from VZW is a lie. I've never had problems "connecting to the network" on any of the phones I've run a custom ROM on. Especially my D1 which, surprise, has an unlocked bootloader. All of that just reeks of bs.
     
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    Verizon, [​IMG]
     
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    If I had a twitter account I'd probably call him a liar - just sayin...............
     
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    You know what... I Just don't know who to believe, because everything seems to contradict each other.

    So, instead of trying to sort it out I'm just going to blame a make believe entry called Pafuso. It is all Pafuso's fault for the locked bootloaders on Verizon. I cannot comment on other providers.
     
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    The person who tweeted that made a mistake. It's not Sammys fault. It's Verizon.
     
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    Sadly vzw realize they have the hammer. I signed up with att on Saturday and came crawling back to vzw today. Why, because dropped calls and no connection (even though you are showing full bars of lte and -84 dbm) is unacceptable for me paying $90 a month (450 mins 3 gigs data {i actually got a better deal but really that would be the normal price) vs Vzw family share plan of 4 gigs of data for $120 a month. Vzw can keep gouging and taking until other networks can catch up. Because of that they know they can dictate terms and we will take it because we want reliable data and call signal. :angry:
     
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    Just like moto... its vzw that has our devices locked down.. not moto.

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
     
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    I tend to think this is misleading technical speak. As in, technically it's locked per the manufacturer...but the Sammie did that at the request/demand of VZW.
     
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    Yep. People bought that line when the Droid line came out locked because they had nothing to compare it to. The S3 on Vz is the only S3 with a locked boot loader. Vz can't hide anymore.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
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    You just had me rolling:biggrin:
     
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    Everyone here needs to understand, the Service providers control what goes in and what does not go in a device that is going to be used on their network, phone manufacturers hate doing business with the US carriers, it's been stated many times, that's why Europe gets all the new smartphones before we do, even though we have the biggest market next to China in regards to smartphone demand and usage. They need to be in control, just like our Government. Those European Socialists could care less.