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How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by TechRez(m): 6:41am On Jun 10, 2016
A case where phone makers deliberate set out to rip off the wallet of Nigerians with juicy marketing, only to make a U-turn and do what they ought to do in the first instance. What do I mean? Now, I have seen a couple of phone makers make a certain phone with 1GB RAM, and then 3-months later, they release the same phone with 2GB RAM and add appellations like “Plus, Max, Pro” at the end of the original name. These OEM’s have no “trade-in” policy, they deliberately want Nigerians to dump their new phone and purchase the same phone with a re-branded name. Ouch!

For other phone makers, they make the two variant, 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM, release only the 1GB version in Nigeria and send the two 2GB version to Kenya and UAE because those countries have a government – This is fraud!

The United States has a regulatory body called FCC that checks the quality and authenticity of phones coming into their country. Even the highly rated Xaiomi had a tough time entry the U.S market because of the standards the Chinese OEM had to meet.

Over here in Nigeria, the Standard Organization of Nigeria and NCC allows anything into Nigeria, as if our dear country is dumping ground for some of these phones that should be destroyed at the shores of Nigeria.

I earlier decried the so-called Yezz Mobile Jumia wanted to flood into the market, I am glad the brand was dead on arrival. There are other OEM’s who have established their brand in Nigeria, but now take us for granted with their bizarre business policy – This is fraud, it is dumb and delusional.

It’s even more disheartening that some OEM’s create phones without parts and accessories. They don’t want to offer repair services even when they know their stuff is inferior, they want you to keep buying the same sh!t with the money they don’t deserve.
http://www.techrez.com/smartphone-makers-defrauding-nigerians/

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Mrjo(m): 6:47am On Jun 10, 2016
They will nt force u to buy it, did they? Thats what u get when u say nokia is costly and wanted to change phones like inner wear.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 6:48am On Jun 10, 2016
I know they have been deceiving us but what can we do? its not like we can produce any smartphone of quality here.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by NCP: 6:51am On Jun 10, 2016
semiconductor companies manufacture 1GB RAM specifically for the likes of Tecno, Itel and Infinix to flood the Nigerian market with their substandard phones.

Unfortunately, we have no regulatory body nor an active government in power.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Olalan(m): 6:52am On Jun 10, 2016
Talk about a country without checks, so bad we have become a dumping ground for inferior items.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by dasphinx1(m): 6:53am On Jun 10, 2016
Hmm, techrez, you have raised valid points which are worthy of note. Unfortunately, anything goes in Nigeria. So sad, honestly.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by ikbnice(m): 6:54am On Jun 10, 2016
They know we are gullible voracious consumers. They also know we care less about specification as long as the price is affordable. I don't blame them, we are willing buyers.
BOTTOMLINE: Nigeria is a dumping ground for substandard products. Most of the organisation set up to check the influx of this are only concerned about the money they make from these companies.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by TechRez(m): 6:54am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they?

To think that these are the kind of people we are fighting for is disheartening..

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by kossyablaze(m): 6:54am On Jun 10, 2016
Except me.... Team Samsung

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by MrMcJay(m): 6:55am On Jun 10, 2016
The greatest culprits are the online shopping sites who help with the procurement, advertising, sales and distribution of these substandard products.

I bought a TV for my old folks on Konga and about 8 months after use, it suddenly went blank. Unfortunately, it was past its warranty period and Konga sold me an electronic product from a company without a service Company in Nigeria.

As for Standards Organisation of Nigeria, those ones are busy playing Candy Crush in their offices. Buhari should just transfer all of them to go and plant tomatoes in Kebbi.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by ipledge5: 6:55am On Jun 10, 2016
Why will you buy Chinco in the first place...the day I Chinese gal told me she doesn't know tekno/tecno thats when I know those Chinco produce those fake phones for Africa...BTW if you want to buy use Chinese phone, buy Huawei

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by tsamson(m): 6:56am On Jun 10, 2016
Hmm
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Beno3: 6:56am On Jun 10, 2016
Thanks!
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by vickylala239: 6:56am On Jun 10, 2016
You 4gt Dat it is because of all this rubbish phones Dat Mke other phnes to sit up....

Fake phones Mke competition high...... Atleast Ppl Hv alternative BTW fake and original... .

Provided u can call emeka and ask abt your goods,Wetin concern mi

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by eleojo23: 6:56am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they?
If you ever become a victim of these substandard products, don't ever come here to complain since they did not force you to buy it also.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Debaddest(m): 6:56am On Jun 10, 2016
The fault is so called Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), they dnt know their work.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by delishpot: 6:57am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they?


Typical oversabi Nigerian response. They do not seek to fix anything rather they blame their own people for the actions of others. This brother is educating people who do not know to warn them and make us demand better service but nope, the typical Back stabbing and betrayer of their very own race Negros will surely come out to defend the master. In the years gone, your kind is known as a "house Nigger"




By not spending money to buy these phones Nigerian market can force these manufactures to do better.
Its same with every other product, they send lowest quality to Nigeria and send the best to countries whose leaders are interested in doing their jobs. Making sure things happen as it should.
Even airliners send their shittiest planes to fly African destinations.
But, that is what our leaders have reduced us to. They have made us the bottom feeders of the worLd

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Adesiji77: 6:58am On Jun 10, 2016
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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by adonbilivit: 6:59am On Jun 10, 2016
TechRez:
A case where phone makers deliberate set out to rip off the wallet of Nigerians with juicy marketing, only to make a U-turn and do what they ought to do in the first instance. What do I mean? Now, I have seen a couple of phone makers make a certain phone with 1GB RAM, and then 3-months later, they release the same phone with 2GB RAM and add appellations like “Plus, Max, Pro” at the end of the original name. These OEM’s have no “trade-in” policy, they deliberately want Nigerians to dump their new phone and purchase the same phone with a re-branded name. Ouch!

For other phone makers, they make the two variant, 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM, release only the 1GB version in Nigeria and send the two 2GB version to Kenya and UAE because those countries have a government – This is fraud!

The United States has a regulatory body called FCC that checks the quality and authenticity of phones coming into their country. Even the highly rated Xaiomi had a tough time entry the U.S market because of the standards the Chinese OEM had to meet.

Over here in Nigeria, the Standard Organization of Nigeria and NCC allows anything into Nigeria, as if our dear country is dumping ground for some of these phones that should be destroyed at the shores of Nigeria.

I earlier decried the so-called Yezz Mobile Jumia wanted to flood into the market, I am glad the brand was dead on arrival. There are other OEM’s who have established their brand in Nigeria, but now take us for granted with their bizarre business policy – This is fraud, it is dumb and delusional.

It’s even more disheartening that some OEM’s create phones without parts and accessories. They don’t want to offer repair services even when they know their stuff is inferior, they want you to keep buying the same sh!t with the money they don’t deserve.
http://www.techrez.com/smartphone-makers-defrauding-nigerians/
gionee
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by laprince(m): 6:59am On Jun 10, 2016
As much as it is a fraud, I don't see any reason why I should dump my former phone for a new one without at least a good reason.

I have had an iPhone 6+ (a gift) for more than 9months now. I left it packed. Since I got it, does not pick network. So, I took it to some guys in computer village.They told me to bring 30k to update the software, so I can use it in Nigeria.

I just laughed and went to keep it in my wardrobe.

Why should I use all that money to work on the phone when I have a samsung galaxy that is in PERFECT condition? Good battery life and other things. And a steady nokia phone, for my second sim.

I don't like such wastage.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by olumig(m): 6:59am On Jun 10, 2016
Vickyydera:
I know they have been deceiving us but what can we do? its not like we can produce any smartphone of quality here.
But we could insist on quality it starts from somewhere

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 7:00am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they?
I seriously shake my head on top your case!

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by GoldenJAT(m): 7:00am On Jun 10, 2016
Nigeria matter tire person abeg!!

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Project400: 7:00am On Jun 10, 2016
...but Nigerians love cheap products

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Fogman(m): 7:00am On Jun 10, 2016
Innjoo phone comes to my mind. Scrappy phone

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Rexnegro(m): 7:00am On Jun 10, 2016
Hmmm true talk op....anything goes in Nigeria And it shows how porous we re as a con3

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by kakashi12(m): 7:01am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they?
I think you need to be more considerate since different people have varying literacy levels

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by adioolayi(m): 7:01am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they?
Just take a good look at yourself...this can't be the best you've got to offer

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by otimothy(m): 7:01am On Jun 10, 2016
Oh my,your points are so valid however SON don't have an idea of what gadgets are.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by sniperwolf(m): 7:01am On Jun 10, 2016
There are two versions of Samsung Galaxy A9; A9 and A9 Pro with 3GB Ram and 4GB Ram respectively
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Emmaoga: 7:01am On Jun 10, 2016
then let us start manufacturing our own......

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by gbaskiboy(m): 7:02am On Jun 10, 2016
NCC and SON. once they are bribed, anything can enter market without thinking how it'll affect the consumers. It reminds of the INJOO products that flooded the market without accessories even ordinary screen guard they don't have. Impulse buyers should also be aware too

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