Who said whining on Twitter doesn’t get you anywhere? For a lucky handful of irate iPhone owners, digital gripes over the phone’s shortcomings will net them a free Galaxy S, Samsung’s lastest Android-based handset.
In a classic case of the squeaky wheel getting the grease, Samsung began using the Twitter account @SamsungUKMobile to reply to British iPhone users complaining about the iPhone last week. The company’s offer: Try a Galaxy S, on us, to see how Android compares.
“Don’t know if its O2 or iPhone 4 but for 2nd time this week call dropped and I can’t call or send texts! Unacceptable!” Tiffany Niuewland tweeted last Wednesday. Samsung replied with an offer to send over a free phone if she would private message her address, and after calling with Samsung to confirm it wasn’t a scam, she followed through.
“I’ve been waiting for an excuse to try out an Android for months, but it is yet to be seen if I can be persuaded to stray,” she told Wired.
From the public postings about free phones on Samsung’s Twitter page, it appears the company gave out about half a dozen phones in total.
Thinking about hopping on Twitter to unleash some iPhone angst and land a free Galaxy S? Too late. As of this morning, Samsung announced the stockpile has run dry.