Samsung may soon disable remaining Galaxy Note 7 units in the US


Last month, Samsung and T-Mobile rolled out an update to T-Mo Galaxy Note 7 units that limited their battery charge to 60 percent in an effort to get Note 7 users to return their phones. If that didn’t stop you from continuing to use your Note 7, Samsung may soon disable your device.

One Galaxy Note 7 user on US Cellular has reportedly receive a message from their carrier that Samsung will soon block the phone from charging. The text, which has been shared by The Verge, says, “As of Dec. 15, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work.”

While this text came from US Cellular and not T-Mobile, we’ve seen all the US carriers collectively push out updates to hinder the Note 7 in the past, and so it’s likely that the same thing would happen here.

Samsung declined to comment about this text message, and US Cellular hasn’t responded to questions about it. However, the Note 7 has already been blocked from cellular networks in New Zealand, and devices in Canada and Australia will be soon be disabled as well.

Again, this isn’t official, but anyone still using a Note 7 might want to start making plans to move to another device. If Samsung is indeed planning to disable Note 7 units in the US on December 15, we should hear something official about it soon.

Source: The Verge

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  • Wow…. they should offer user galaxy s7 for free to compensate

    • steadymobb


      • Drewski

        What do you mean by why? Weren’t you aware of the whole explosions on aircraft’s/other public places happening with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s and Note 7 recalls???

        • steadymobb

          Yes I’m aware – I had one. I’m asking why he thinks they should give everyone a free $700+ phone. Would be nice though

        • Bklynman

          I believe The Note 7 cost over $700.00,beside’s Tmo still does offer full refund and new phone too,which you have to paid for,I believe,not sure ,haven’t up date my phone,since using a really old phone a Note 3,lol.

        • steadymobb

          I know the note 7 cost more than 700. I was talking about the s7 that the original commenter said he should’ve gotten for free.

    • Gary Flaskegaard

      They did even the edge I had a note 7 and knew this was coming when the second recall started. They. Will brick and prevent charge

  • Petey07

    They should’ve done this long time ago…

  • Startswithaj

    I just don’t understand why there are still people refusing to trade in their Note 7’s. Not only does it have the whole exploding problem but it’s also banned from pretty much all forms of public travel(planes, trains, etc). Plus, iirc, they get a bill credit in addition to being able to trade in their Note 7 for another device.

  • Bklynman

    Some people on here wrote that they couldn’t do that if they did,they would sue Samsung and Tmobile,let the dumb law suits come now,I would love to see what lawyers would take this case. What possibles ground would you have to sue for?

    • Acdc1a

      The grounds of not getting a participation trophy. You have to be pretty entitled and self-centered to continue to use a hazardous product.

  • Bradley Karas

    Unless you are keeping as a collectors item…no reason to continue to use it! The Nougat update coming for the S7 is awesome and basically turns it into the Note minus the stylus. Quit being a tool and turn it in!

  • Philip

    If you think your Note 7 cause your house to burn down bc of Samsung fault, you are wrong. You knew about the risk and its negligence on your part.