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Default [Q] NFC battery replacements i9250 - very difficult to find!

I've bought 5 batteries now, all claimed to have NFC but they don't have it.

Where can I buy a replacement NFC battery? Do I have to make one? If so, how?

The batteries I have bought you need to avoid include:
- http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Capaci...ords=I9250+nfc
- various from dinodirect sold as NFC but they actually don't have them
- a pisen from ebay. I think this brand doesn't make them

What is the address to buy one direct from Samsung?
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do you have the gsm.or.cdma tuna variant?
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any recommendations regarding good replacement battery?
 
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Is there a way to find out of the battery supports NFC without using a nfc-tag? I bought one from mugen and could check it out for you.
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Is there a way to find out of the battery supports NFC without using a nfc-tag? I bought one from mugen and could check it out for you.
That would be great, thanks

You could try the NFC Info. app for this.
Things to try:
- passports with the chip sign on the front
- newer credit cards
- keycards for getting in apartments
- anti theft rfid tags in stores. Common in the perfume section including toilet smellies
- many book stores put the tags inside the cover of books or in a random page


I contacted Samsung UK directly for a replacement. They were unable to point me to somewhere that has the batteries. When I really pressed hard (because I need this battery or I have to buy another phone) they ignored me. I think they are no longer making the batteries but enforcing the patent on the battery NFC design to prevent others from making them. The only people claiming to make them now as a result are fakers. This is anticompetitive of course and it means that if you buy a Samsung phone you can expect it to start to become broken in terms of NFC after a year or 2 as the battery fades. I think the practice has extended to newer phones. If true (that they're using this as a way to break our phones to get us to buy new ones) then I won't be buying a Samsung again.
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I have this:

http://www.amazon.com/Onite-Extended...tended+battery

Works very well, still works as it did the first day it came (about 4 months ago)
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