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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Mrjo(m): 7:34am On Jun 10, 2016
BADNEAT:
myopic statement..take it back bro
read it again i hav modify it.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by ipreach: 7:34am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
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.

you are among those that should be oust out of this country

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Rockstar07: 7:36am 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/

You can preach it again and again make dem hear o. i've said it here on Nairaland that phones like Tecno, Infinix, Innjoo etc that are made in China are flipping substandard products. Some peeps here want to swalllow me alive....SMH

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Mrjo(m): 7:36am On Jun 10, 2016
ipreach:


you are among those that should be oust out of this country
u are the 1 nt me.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by StreamerBlogger: 7:37am On Jun 10, 2016
ipledge5:
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
or xiomi or one plus... Dis are d only highly rated Chinese phones in the world
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by somehowpenis(m): 7:39am On Jun 10, 2016
Lord knows i never and will never buy a Chinese substandard _bullshit. All this infinix, tecno, injoo crap to hell with them..

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by StreamerBlogger: 7:41am On Jun 10, 2016
sniperwolf:
There are two versions of Samsung Galaxy A9; A9 and A9 Pro with 3GB Ram and 4GB Ram respectively
They both came same time.. Not 1 coming two months after the other... I can never forget wat tecno did to me with their tecno phantom A... When they released phantom A I bought it only a week later dey brought phantom A+ out for Same prize, but the A+ better in different areas and all I was pissed.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by somehowpenis(m): 7:41am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
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.
you are a cheap stale good for nothing sell out. HOUSE NIGGER.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by morereb10: 7:41am On Jun 10, 2016
some people do not understand how these things work.

Nigeria Government should be the one regulating these people through the help of SON but no, everybody is busy looting the money and collecting bribes thereby turning Nigeria to a dumping ground

I read some peoples comments saying "don't come here to complain cuz they didn't force you to buy". Do you even know the work of a government? Their primary objectives is the protect the interest of the people.

Bottom line, consumers are hungry and if you market anything to them, they will buy it. These people are like Physicians and consumers are like patients, so tell me, will a patient refuse what his doctor tells him? Don't you know that if medical profession are not at least merely regulated, they will prescribe anything to their patient just to make more money and they will buy it.

Imagine the government let cocaine and other hard drugs flood the market, they will market it well and almost every citizen will try it out and guess were Nigeria will be then.....

Regulation is the key. And how they hail do they allow these substandard products in Nigeria and yet they don't have service stations in the country. This is the height of hypocrisy.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 7:41am On Jun 10, 2016
The iPhone is probably locked to foreign network like Verizon or at & t. Let me know if you have intentions to sell it.
laprince:
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.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by creepsyme(f): 7:42am 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/
this is Nigeria where anything goes!
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by mekanaky: 7:44am On Jun 10, 2016
olumig:
But we could insist on quality it starts from somewhere
can every Nigerian afford that kind of quality
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by skywalker240(m): 7:49am On Jun 10, 2016
Debaddest:
The fault is so called Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), they dnt know their work.
THEIR ILLITERACY AND THEIR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE IS TOTALLY BEYOND ME

Most of them are just appointed, they know nothing abt phones and its market, and consumers(non illiterate and phone tech exprt taste)
JUST IMMAGINE I CANT EVEN BUY AN ORIGINAL TECNO BATTERY..
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by habsydiamond(m): 7:50am On Jun 10, 2016
We nigerians know these phones. We know the best and the counterfeits. Since the producers sees the interest of nigerians on their product. They are mainly using business sense on us. Since majority of us can't buy Iphones, Ipads I think its better we stick to our counterfeit phones. because our government won't take action same as we the masses too. Just keep using the products with care.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by TechRez(m): 7:51am On Jun 10, 2016
SycophanticGoat:


No mind am.. Same person will come out to probably shout it out that politicians are corrupt. Now look at his utterances. Goes to show Nigerians can take any type of nonsense dished out to them, the suffering and smiling mentality. Little wonder our network providers mess with us and we keep on taking their mess ups...

Lol, you nailed it.. cheesy

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by menxer: 7:52am On Jun 10, 2016
Part of the problem is we buy the latest gadget without asking about after service or doing a little research on the product we intend buying.

Don't buy a phone because you saw a friend with one and felt intimated, and carried away on impulse, do your research on it.

If you buy your device after doing due research, you won't be tossed to and fro by the winds of product changes by the manufacturers.

As our SON is more interested in politics than product Safety and quality, it behooves us to verify the quality of what we intend buying through online customer reviews.

A premium quality phone can still meet ones communication and media needs years after. grin

Well, BlackBerry Z10 is not the best phone out there, but it has served me well 3 years and counting. grin

I bought the Z10 after thorough research, its only short coming was/is battery life, which I was aware of before buying and is not much of an issue with my mobile power bank.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Emekayoung(m): 7:55am On Jun 10, 2016
You are 100% correct but the question is '' wat do we do about it''?? The only thing is to accept it the way we see it..
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by DerKaiser: 7:56am On Jun 10, 2016
delishpot:



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 word

You are quite right but do not forget that they produce these cheap phones to meet buyer's purchasing power.

If these chinese manufacturers increase the phone's ram to say 3GB, with metal body and finish, Gorilla glass 3 or 4, snapdragon cpu with either adreno or mali GPU coupled with all the bells and whistles of high end phones, how many Nigerians would be able to afford it?

Sorry but they sell substandard phones to you guys because that is what the people can afford.

When the people are ready to pay more, they would get higher quality phones.

I mean do you expect a phone of S5, Nexus or iPhone quality for 24000 naira? Be realistic please.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by ipledge5: 7:58am On Jun 10, 2016
StreamerBlogger:
or xiomi or one plus... Dis are d only highly rated Chinese phones in the world
to think of it...with all buy Chinese mentality of Chinese,they don't use those thrashs,they are the highest users of iPhone in the world
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by delishpot: 8:00am On Jun 10, 2016
DerKaiser:


You are quite right but do not forget that they produce these cheap phones to meet buyer's purchasing power.

If these chinese manufacturers increase the phone's ram to say 3GB, with metal body and finish, Gorilla glass 3 or 4, snapdragon cpu with either adreno or mali GPU coupled with all the bells and whistles of high end phones, how many Nigerians would be able to afford it?

Sorry but they sell substandard phones to you guys because that is what the people can afford.

When the people are ready to pay more, they would get higher quality phones.

I mean do you expect a phone of S5, Nexus or iPhone quality for 24000 naira? Be realistic please.


I believe Nigerians like quality and they would pay a bit more for it. Nigerians would not mind paying the extra if the product is worth it.
Other factors that I see influencing the trend is the govt fees and other expenses the country places on the manufactures for their goods to be allowed into the country. In the end, this affects the price or the quality. If they can't increase price uneccesarily then they reduce the quality to make it up.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by ipreach: 8:01am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
u are the 1 nt me.
You are among the people that are ring evil in this country
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Emekayoung(m): 8:03am On Jun 10, 2016
StreamerBlogger:
They both came same time.. Not 1 coming two months after the other... I can never forget wat tecno did to me with their tecno phantom A... When they released phantom A I bought it only a week later dey brought phantom A+ out for Same prize, but the A+ better in different areas and all I was pissed.
Dont blame them,its just a market strategy. There is no way Phantom A would have been sold if it was released together wit A+.. And so that's why they did it that way. Hope u got my point.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by frubben(m): 8:04am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
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.

Can't we just speak with one voice sometimes. Because of dis our attitude dats why Nigeria is stagnant
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 8:04am On Jun 10, 2016
delishpot:



I believe Nigerians like quality and they would pay a bit more for it. Nigerians would not mind paying the extra if the product is worth it.
so you actually expect baba rashidi earning somewhere between 15k to 18k per month from his security job to afford an S5 of over 100k, please be realistic here.
cc - DerKaiser

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 8:05am On Jun 10, 2016
FCC?. I doubt if tecno is in US with the quality of phones they produce.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by StreamerBlogger: 8:07am On Jun 10, 2016
ipledge5:
to think of it...with all buy Chinese mentality of Chinese,they don't use those thrashs,they are the highest users of iPhone in the world
exactly... But to be honest with ourselves sha they also use there phones like Meizu oppo, thl.dats for people that cannot afford Samsung LG IPhone HTC Huawei ..check youtube you will see dis phones reviews.... But will Neva see for tecno infinix innjo and d Nonsense flooding our country
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by just2endowed(m): 8:07am On Jun 10, 2016
MrMcJay:
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.

This is the major problem I am having with electronic products in Nigeria. Buy a gadget and later discover there is no service center for it. It's so bad.
That's why I ensure that any phone or higher gadgets am buying must have a service center for repair.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Vetsolo(m): 8:08am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
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.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Vetsolo(m): 8:09am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
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.

am talkung money ure talking nonsense
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Oyiboman69: 8:09am On Jun 10, 2016
I wonder the type of leader you'll become,while thinking from anus .
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Oyiboman69: 8:09am On Jun 10, 2016
I wonder the type of leader you'll become,while thinking from anus .
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by StreamerBlogger: 8:13am On Jun 10, 2016
Emekayoung:

Dont blame them,its just a market strategy. There is no way Phantom A would have been sold if it was released together wit A+.. And so that's why they did it that way. Hope u got my point.
I understand but iT was unfortunate i was the affected person... Imagine buying a fone for 35k only a week later same company brings out same phone same price but a far better version... I was pained

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