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Samsung Replenish

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The special promotion runs from 5/5/11 to 7/23/11 - The Samsung Replenish will not require the $10 Premium Data add-on charge during this period.  

What plans are required for the Samsung Replenish? This device requires an Everything plan with data or the Business advantage with messaging and data plan. A special savings promotion waives the $10 Premium Data add-on charge for this device.

What makes this device an exception to the Premium Data ‘rule’? As a “special promotion” that showcases Sprint’s commitment to environmental responsibility, customers who purchase a Samsung Rant 3 will save $10 per month on their monthly recurring charges for that line of service.

How will the customer realize the savings on their bill? Customers will not see the $10/mo. Premium Data add-on charge on their bill.

Is this for the life of the phone? Yes, the customers who purchase a Samsung Replenish will save $10 per month on their monthly recurring charges for that line of service.

Does Sprint support Returns and Exchanges for the Samsung Replenish? Yes, Sprint will still honor the 30 day Return Policy. If the customer switches to a different Android device, the $10 Premium Data add-on charge will apply.

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9 am - placed my Samsung Replenish in the window to get charged. Note: it's kinda cloudy today, but there is some sunlight. More to come...

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OK, I'm not a tree hugger per se, but I do like this idea of sustainability and doing what I can to help the environment. I do the simple things like recycle my Diet Coke cans, turn off lights when not in use, I don't print things off on the printer unless absolutely necessary, telecommute as much as possible, and so on and so forth.


So when I got the new Samsung Replenish today and downloaded the Green ID Pack, it made me feel all the better. There are some cool apps that come with this pack. A few of the coolest include:


iRecycle - if I want to recycle a car battery, I select Battery, then select Car Battery, and based on my location, gives me the closest recycling center. In my case, it's the Firestone Complete Auto Care Store, which is .8 miles from my house. Pretty slick stuff.


Green America - educational tidbits and tips on how to be environmentally responsible.


Treehugger - articles and links on topics like 'What determines the price of gas?' Spoiler - longer shipping routes, more refined gas more convenient service station locations, higher taxes, and of course, the ever rising price of crude oil


eBay Green - their tagline is 'inspiring the world to buy, sell and think green everyday.' Everything from vintage family board games to petrified wood bookends.


ecoetsy - 'Etsy sellers dedicated to reducing, reusing and recycling.' I think a lot of the ladies dig this site, as it's pretty crafty.

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To me, this is one of the coolest things about this phone; the optional solar charging battery cover.

Go to www.sprint.com, Shop, Accessories, select the Samsung dropdown, select the Replenish, and you'll see under 'Recommended Accessories' the Samsung Replenish Solar Charging Battery Cover for $29.

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VersionRelease date
Description of Enhancement/Fix
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S:M580.06x.FA192/1/2012

- Security update

Discuss it here

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S:M580.06x.EK181/4/2012

- Gingerbread Android 2.3 upgrade

- SMS messaging fix


Discuss it here

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S:M580.06x.EF277/18/2011

- Makes LED notification light blink once every 15 seconds

- Fixes roaming alert notification shown before activation

Discuss it here

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S:M580.06 x.ED23

5/8/2011

- Makes LED light blink with missed alert
- Improved performance in roaming coverage; improved device security
- Bluetooth email sync functionality fix

  Discuss it here

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S:M580.06x.EC30

                or ED15

5/8/2011- Initial Release
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Important Notes
   - These updates take approximately 10 minutes to download and install
   - Released in stages with 100% of devices having received the update within 10 days
   - Updates are available OTA (over the air) only and are 'pushed' to devices in stages. Device selection is random

   - Your battery should be fully charged before starting the software update. Do not remove the battery during the update process

    - You will not be able to make any calls, including emergency calls, during the software update process

 

Update the software on your phone
Software will be automatically downloaded to your phone
   1. A system update screen will prompt the user to 'install now' or 'install later'
       - If 'install later is selected, a reminder will be sent once or twice a day to install the update 
       - If 'install now' is selected, the phone will reboot and then begin the software update
   2.  Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the update    
        OR
Check for software updates  (only available if 'install later' was selected)
   1.  Go to the Home screen
   2.  Tap Menu > Settings > About phone > Update System Software
   3.  The message Checking for software update. Please wait. will display
   4.  Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the update 

Check the software version on your phone 
   1.  Go to the Home screen
   2.  Tap Menu > Settings > About phone
   3.  The baseband version and build number show the current version on your phone
   4.  Press Home to return to the Home screen 

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new software updates are available, a new thread will be
         posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
         software update.