Remember “Club Samsung”? No, well it was an online service which used to come bundled with Samsung phones (as an app) sometimes back. By signing up to Club Samsung in the device, users could avail many benefits and offers (usually free downloadable premium content like music, movies etc) available according to the region. Samsung is now sending an email to those users who have ever signed up for Club Samsung services in the past. This email is actually a termination notice by Samsung stating that the Club Samsung services will no longer be available from July 10 onwards. Which means if you have Club Samsung app in your phone, it will not work after the specified date. Also the app will be removed from Samsung App store as well.
This is not a new or surprising move from Samsung, in fact phone makers continue to experiment with such services by introducing new ones and/or terminating older ones. Here is the full email we received yesterday –
Notice of Intent to Terminate Club Samsung Service
Dear Club Samsung User,
We would like to inform you that Club Samsung services will be terminated and no longer be available, effective July 10th, 2015.
As we move ahead with this termination, kindly take note:
– The User’s Playlist, Favorites, Purchased content will be available till end of service. Please make sure to download and save important contents.
We appreciate your patronage to our service. Note that our Customer Support Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be available to assist you with any questions or concerns during this phase.
Thank you for the Support.
Team Club Samsung
All we can say about this is – change is the only constant!