We’ve reported a lot on the trouble Samsung has faced since releasing their “exploding” Galaxy Note7 devices, and now Samsung is putting the final nail in the coffin.
“Consumer safety remains our highest priority and we’ve had overwhelming participation in the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program so far, with more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note7 devices returned,” Samsung said in a statement Friday morning.
However Samsung also said that they will be “Increasing participation” with a software update being released later next week that will prevent all Note7 devices from being used as a mobile device or even being charged.However, Verizon has stated that it will not be pushing out the update to users who choose to keep their device, a good move that demonstrates Verizon’s respect to customer choice. They had the following to say:
“Verizon will not be taking part in this update because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note 7 users that do not have another device to switch to,” the statement read. “We will not push a software upgrade that will eliminate the ability for the Note 7 to work as a mobile device in the heart of the holiday travel season. We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation.”
Samsung also stated that they are going to continue to work with mobile carriers to bring an end to the use of Note7 devices and they encourage everyone to take advantage of the recall program Samsung has proposed.
“Anyone who has not yet returned their device should immediately power it down and contact their carrier to obtain a refund or exchange, or visit our website at Samsung.com/us/note7recall for more information.”
It is fair to say that if you still own a Note7, while it is a marvelous device, you are putting yourself at danger and a new one will be released next year and it is encouraged to say that you return yours now to get a device that is safer, besides the fact that no one owning a Note7 will be allowed on a plane.
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