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Samsung Could be Activating the FM Chip on Your Smartphone in the US

12 January, 2018 Samsung


Most average consumers have no idea about what companies do to make them spend more money and deactivating the FM chip in the US and many other nations was one of the dirtiest of those tricks that never got the attention that it deserved. Fortunately, that is about to change now as the FCC Chairman Ajit Pal and sections of the government have taken it up with the manufacturers.


 In light of the recent natural disasters that ravaged many sections of the United States, the FM radio has been identified as a necessary public safety measure to get emergency information across to everyone when cellphone towers and net connections are not reliable options for that. Samsung will now join LG, Motorola, and Alcatel in activating FM chips in compatible smartphones. If you are wondering why they were deactivated in the first place, it was quite simply a move to help carriers make more money by making the user spend expensive data to listen to online radio, instead of listening to FM stations for free.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

 


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