Galaxy Note 7 production halted for now as AT&T ends exchanges for new units
Update: T-Mobile has also stopped offering new Note 7 units to owners of recalled ones. Customers can bring either new or recalled unit, along with accessories, to T-Mobile for a full refund and choose a new phone. Any fees associated with returns have been waived and any freebies given out to pre-order customers can be kept.
An official at one of Samsung’s parts suppliers said to the Yonhap News Agency that the manufacturer has “temporarily suspended production” of the Galaxy Note 7. It was done in cooperation with regulatory agencies in South Korea, China and the US.
A factory in Vietnam which is responsible for global units of the Note 7 is said to be affected by the halt order.
Every Note 7 was recalled in September as reports of explosions led to concerns about its battery construction. Some replacement units in China, Taiwan and the US, which have gone out to customers since late last month, have since been reported to explode.
AT&T has stopped offering new Galaxy Note 7 units to owners of recalled ones and has instead urged customers to choose another phone.