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Old 08-18-2014, 3:18 PM
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Shall I post pictures of the box?
Sure, if it is no extra trouble since I don't readily see that wording on mine, maybe my box will be a collectible.
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Sure, if it is no extra trouble since I don't readily see that wording on mine, maybe my box will be a collectible.
Ill post a pic tonight.. i'm pretty certain its written right on the box.. but I guess we will see tonight when I get home.

Dont get me wrong, its a very nice radio.. but it does not do what I bought it for.
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Sure, if it is no extra trouble since I don't readily see that wording on mine, maybe my box will be a collectible.
This entire "prove it with pictures" meme is silly, but I'll gladly help put it to bed. Notice that nowhere on the box is there any mention of "Pending", "Coming soon", "TBA", etc. This box is from the very first shipment of scanners that Uniden sent to their distributors.











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I will post the 536 ones tonight too.. I am 99.9% certain that it says wifi and siren on it.. will post tonight.

My main point here is that there are a ton of groupies on here that don't believe that there is a problem.. it does not bother these people that they did not get what was promised.. I wish I would get away with this sort of thing with my customers .... in my business my customers would never stand for such a delay and lack of information.. I cant even imagine the response I would get if I handled a problem in the same manner.. don't worry sir it will arrive when it arrives, its coming, its been 7 months but don't worry it will get here sooner or later.... and I can be almost certain that none of my happy customers would go to bat for me against the unhappy customers.. what a strange world.
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Old 08-18-2014, 6:04 PM
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I will post the 536 ones tonight too.. I am 99.9% certain that it says wifi and siren on it..
Mine mentions both WiFi and the Siren app.
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Old 08-18-2014, 7:16 PM
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what a strange world.
I concur.....
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:17 PM
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Yeah, I'd like to see the 536 box. I'm aware the 436 doesn't have analyzer yet, I myself am not uptight about it. My whole position is the 536 siren, WiFi, etc. claims... I'm an Uniden fan but if they stated on the box these things were included & ready to go, etc... Well that's a different story. HOWEVER, I'd have to see this to believe it.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:38 PM
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My guess, as I mentioned previously is that Uniden has a lawsuit against them for patent infringement that somehow has to do with these missing features. Search online for Uniden Lawsuit and you'll see that there are at least two pending cases against them.

If that's blocking the release of these features, and what has been keeping Uniden silent, I wouldn't expect we'll see anything from them. Though I may be dead wrong...

A class-action suit would probably be the only way to get anything at this point.
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Yeah, I'd like to see the 536 box. I'm aware the 436 doesn't have analyzer yet, I myself am not uptight about it. My whole position is the 536 siren, WiFi, etc. claims... I'm an Uniden fan but if they stated on the box these things were included & ready to go, etc... Well that's a different story. HOWEVER, I'd have to see this to believe it.
Ask and you shall receive.. keep in mind when I bought this I had NO IDEA that the features were not released.. all I had was the box in my hand. This is why I am so angry, and then getting snide responses from UPMAN.. pointing me to useless updates that I said I had already read... to me this seems like poor advertising.

P.S. sorry about the french ones.. did not notice till i left home.. although even in french you can see 802.11 highlighted..
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so again Paul.. with the pictures posted above.. where is my partial refund?
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So, you'll pay for the upgrade when the app comes out?
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So, you'll pay for the upgrade when the app comes out?
absolutely .. 110% would pay for it.. that is why I bought the scanner.. all I am saying is give us part of our money back and when you release what you promised Ill be happy to buy it back... but I honestly have almost 0 faith left in Uniden at this point... in my opinion I myself am becoming doubtful that I will ever see anything let alone a partial refund..
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Well, I stand corrected. It was on the box, like it was there. That's a major mistake, if not a BS move. So, if someone just bought it based off the box, they would have expected these features. No doubt. Guess I'm glad I dont trust corporate America like others do. So cry on, whatever good it will do you... I apologize to those I countered on the issue, you are well within your rights to be extremely displeased. Let this be a lesson about you the consumer & corporate America... Learn the lesson.
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Well, I stand corrected. It was on the box, like it was there. That's a major mistake, if not a BS move. So, if someone just bought it based off the box, they would have expected these features. No doubt. Guess I'm glad I dont trust corporate America like others do. So cry on, whatever good it will do you... I apologize to those I countered on the issue, you are well within your rights to be extremely displeased. Let this be a lesson about you the consumer & corporate America... Learn the lesson.
Yeah that is why I am so angry, I bought it from a retail store, got it home and then found out nothing was there.. and when I say nothing I mean the entire purpose I bought it... analyze would be nice.. but I don't care as much about analyze as I do the siren app.
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Ok so now knowing all of this, What can anyone do about it but wait. Maybe sell the radios and move onto a new whistler or get out of scanning altogether.
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I bought it from a retail store, got it home and then found out nothing was there..

Maybe that would have been the time to return it for a refund?
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Maybe that would have been the time to return it for a refund?


but at the same time the Uniden website promised it in Q1 2014.. so being a reasonable guy I waited expecting uniden to make good on the promise.. since I waited I cant return it..

Besides.. its a nice scanner, I like it.. but I don't need it.. I bought it for one reason. I like it enough I would not return it.. but I def would not have bought it if I knew the feature was missing... I have GRE800 for phase 2 and several other uniden scanners for P25.
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Ok so now knowing all of this, What can anyone do about it but wait. Maybe sell the radios and move onto a new whistler or get out of scanning altogether.
In regards to your statement about selling the radio and moving on......how much do you think the scanner is worth now that some of the features ARE NOT included with the scanner as advertised??!!??

I can see someone paying top dollar for one of these and then not getting nearly close to that when trying to sell it due to some features not being present.

Tough spot to be in if you own one of these scanners and are not happy due to some of the advertised features not being included in the scanner, then you try and sell it but get no where near what you paid for it, especially if the scanner is less than one year old!
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If a guy bought the 536 for the siren function - to listen to your scanner remotely - and it was shown to be a feature on the box, it would be maddening esp. if you decided to wait for a promised release date that never came. This is the reason I wanted the 536, I have a Windows Phone so there was no way I was going to buy anything until I checked it out thoroughly. Its a raw deal for those that bought with good faith.
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Shoot I had to take a hit on both of my BCD536HP radios a few months ago. Paid 599.00 each and then had to pay for shipping fees.

Sold both for 560.00 each and had to pay EBAY and Paypal Fees. So do the math. It was a little tough pill to swallow but had to do it. Better to loose a bit than a lot and have to keep waiting and waiting and wait. Then deal with hardware issues too.

Now I don't even have to think about it and an excited to see Whistlers 1065 and 1095 models soon. Hopefully the 1095 model will be out by Christmas. The good thing is that Whistler is not making any promises and keeping a tight lip on everything. No false advertisements or nothing. Just pulling out the rake and sweeping in the CASH nice and quietly. Two thumbs up
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