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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 banned from flights by DoT

If you’ve still got your Galaxy Note 7 and plan to continue carrying it despite the recall, you can no longer bring it aboard an airplane. The Department of Transportation (DoT) has officially banned the Galaxy Note 7 from US airplanes. The FAA recently urged Note 7 owners to power down their devices while aboard a plane, but with this official ban, Note 7 owners are not allowed to bring their phones onto a plane … [read full article]

Samsung and the US CPSC announce recall of replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones

Following Samsung’s decision to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7, it’s now been announced that the replacement Note 7s are being officially recalled. Samsung and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have officially recalled the replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones that were handed out starting in late September. With this second round of Note 7s included, the recall affects 1.9 million devices. The US CPSC says that there have been 23 reports of Note … [read full article]

Samsung officially ends production of Galaxy Note 7

It’s official: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is done. Samsung announced today that it’s stopping sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7 following a week that including several reports of “safe” replacement models catching fire. “Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7,” Samsung explained. If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7, you can return it to a T-Mobile store for … [read full article]

Samsung urges Galaxy Note 7 owners to power devices down as it asks carriers to stop sales

UPDATE: Now T-Mobile has issued an updated statement on the Galaxy Note 7, urging all owners to power down their devices and return them to T-Mobile.   One day after T-Mobile announced that it was halting sales of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has said that it’s urging all other carriers and retailers to do the same. Samsung says that it is asking all of its carrier and retailer partners around the globe to stop … [read full article]

T-Mobile temporarily halting sales of and exchanges for Galaxy Note 7

After several replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones caught fire, T-Mobile has announced that it’s stopping sales of the device. T-Mobile says that it’s temporarily halting sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and exchanges for replacement Note 7s. If you’ve got a recalled or replacement Note 7, you can take your phone to a T-Mobile store for a full refund and then choose any other device in T-Mo’s inventory. You can also get a refund on … [read full article]

Multiple replacement Galaxy Note 7 owners report that their phones have caught fire

When Samsung started handing out “safe” Galaxy Note 7 phones last month, it was expected that we would be putting the stories of overheating Note 7s behind us. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case. In the days after a report said that a replacement Note 7 overheated on an airplane, three more “safe” Note 7s have reportedly caught fire. First, a man in Kentucky woke up at 4:00 am last Tuesday to discover that his … [read full article]

T-Mobile will let replacement Galaxy Note 7 owners swap their phone for a different device

Following the news that a replacement Galaxy Note 7 may have overheated on an airplane, T-Mobile has announced that owners of these devices can exchange them if they’d like. T-Mobile today updated its statement about the Galaxy Note 7 recall, and it now says that customers can bring their Note 7 to a T-Mobile store and exchange it for a new Note 7 or a full refund and any device that T-Mo offers. “This applies to … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 once again available from T-Mobile

As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is once again available from T-Mobile. The Note 7 has reappeared in T-Mobile’s online store, complete with a note confirming that these the safe, non-recalled units. The full note says: “The Galaxy Note7 was recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on September 9th. This Galaxy Note7 has been approved by the CPSC for all purchases and exchanges.” All three Note 7 colors — Black Onyx, … [read full article]

T-Mobile will resume Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales on October 5

The Galaxy Note 7 has been missing from T-Mobile’s shelves for a while now following the device’s recall, which means that anyone that’s not exchanging a recalled unit have been unable to get a Note 7 from T-Mo. That’ll change this week. T-Mobile has announced that it’ll resume sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 this Wednesday, October 5. That includes both online and in-store sales. Before it was pulled from T-Mobile shelves, the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates rolling out with September security patches in tow

UPDATE: T-Mobile has updated its support pages for both the GS7 and GS7 edge with info on these updates. According to T-Mo, both updates include “security updates, time/date update, various system improvements.” UPDATE 2: Neville Ray has confirmed that this update enables 4×4 MIMO for faster speeds and that an update to enable 256 QAM is coming soon.   Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, an update is coming your way. … [read full article]