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Samsung Ads. Ugh.

(Topic created on: 1/9/21 8:04 AM)
thefoff
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I forgot why I don't buy Samsung products. The Ads on mobile devices and Samsung boatyard. Is killing me.  I spend full price for a high end mobile device only to have to navigate all consuming Ads everywhere. I didn't buy a Samsung TV or fridge or washer/dryer because of this on an older Samsung tablet that literally ran out of memory because of the non-removable crap. I thought Samsung had moved past that to focus on a great user experience, so I bought a Note20 Ultra 5g... ugh, it's even worse than before and there's no way to get rid of it all.  I'll keep this for a year and get a new device from another company in the fall and never buy Samsung products again.  I've learned my lesson: Samsung doesn't care about a great user experience in their products, they only care about monetizing every app and every screen and every interaction at my expense. I just can't do it. I tried... I really can't. 
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happyTrevs
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Yea, the ads suck.
thefoff
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I had every Pixel up until the 5 and I felt like they were going backwards with features, and Google Fi customer service started getting bad over the last year or two. But yeah, I guess I'll take a reduction in features over the bombardment of ads embedded in every aspect of the phone.
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Digitaldeath187
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I have every pixel phone ever made and a note 20 ultra put that in your pipe and smoke it
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Digitaldeath187
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I've spent thousands of dollars every year on Samsung products, I have begun the process of moving to OnePlus, because of ads on Samsung
thefoff
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Agreed. I'll see what the flagship 2021 phones are like and wait for T-Mo's big deal on them and then migrate to one of them, gladly trading in this horrid ad-fueled experience. I'm using this as a time to explore non-google software options as well to find the perfect balance of an effortless experience and maintaining my privacy and data.
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koose
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Wholeheartedly agree. They have ads in the weather app for crying out loud. Samsung, fix this.
thefoff
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The worst is that two of the "favorite card" spots in Samsung Pay are taken up with Samsung Ads for financial services I'll never use. ever.