Re: "Just like the PC market"
"didn't increase prices and made PC bigger "
I thought my current phone at 5.5" was big, I look now and it's tinny. Almost everything is over 6"
2939 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
"which some folk state can be also over-ridden by MS. True, or not?"
I have a computer with the service disabled, and a script that will kill it if it tries to start. And yes I have seen that script pop up a few times, most often when you plug in a new device even a USB stick, or a mouse.
" Samdroid and install generic Android on it."
Samsung already have their own app store. And a Samsung with generic Android is funny, they have more krud then any other phone. Even have their own assistant. They could remove the google stuff now and have a working phone. It would suck, but it would work.
If it's a free service I would think just have a check box "Are you in Australia [ ]" If you check it, OK, Bye.
If you lie and say you don't live in Australia, well not my fault.
This reminds be of the days of 40 bit international versions of browsers with the download page for the better US version where you swear not to give it to China or other "bad" countries. That worked great.
They had unadvertised BYOD plans, but they pushed the "free" phone. The CRTC cut max contracts to 2 years, required free phone unlocking, and split the phone payment from the service. You pay a "tab" each month for 2 years to pay for the phone, Once the 2 years is over the extra charge is gone.
I had some scammer who registered a domain that looked like ours, had an older version of our email signature, and knew a few staff names. Sent me an email "from the boss" to wire $5,000 to "a supplier".
Replied back.... Done.
Then acted stupid for a whole series of back and forth. I BCC'ed my boss, he was laughing his arse off. Some of the scammers emails ended up in our employ manual.
I always consider it a challenge to get them to swear at me. For the ones with Indian accents telling them how disappointed their mothers must be after all the work of raising you only to get a cheap crook, works almost every time.
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