We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.

Android

Galaxy Note 7 US exchanges now in full swing, Verizon and Sprint even reboot sales

By Adrian Diaconescu September 21, 2016, 8:46 am

It’s no longer a big secret that Samsung made quite a mess of its otherwise honorable voluntary Galaxy Note 7 recall, especially stateside, but ever since the Consumer Product Safety Commission came in, things seem to be slowly straightening out.

Roughly 25 percent of defective units sold in the US prior to a sudden burst of fire reports, some legit, others still questionable, have so far been exchanged with safe-to-use S Pen phablets, which may not sound like a lot, but it’s progress. Samsung even deems the percentage “an extraordinarily fast start toward achieving our goal of removing every single affected Note 7 from circulation.”

POCKETNOW VIDEO OF THE DAY

The next step is now officially making “over 500,000 new Galaxy Note 7 replacement devices” available for exchange at “retail locations nationwide.” You should find these in stores later today, although it’s unclear if the 500K count also includes phones freely up for grabs again on Verizon and Sprint’s websites. Freely, as in for folks who didn’t jump the gun last month, plus perhaps those that obtained full refunds, looking to get right back on the horse.

galaxy-note-7-recall-notice

In terms of ways to persuade stubborn or clueless owners of original Note 7s with dangerous batteries to once and for all stop putting everyone at risk, Samsung will be pushing a software update whose sole responsibility is to deliver a pesky safety notice whenever a user powers up or charges their device. No more invoking ignorance, y’all!

Sources: Samsung, Verizon, Sprint

Search

Latest Articles

iOS

Here's how the Apple iPod changed the world in 21 years

iPod was an industry-changing device at its time, and it had a massive impact on modern smartphones, and the way we listen to music. We take a last look at the now-discontinued Apple iPod and the history it leaves behind.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 11, 2022, 10:00 am
iOS

How to use Mic Modes in VOIP and FaceTime Calls

This guide will go over the steps you need to follow to activate one of the available Mic Mode settings on Apple Devices to begin using the feature and improve your calling experience.

By Aryan Suren May 10, 2022, 10:00 am
Phones

This iPhone 14 feature might urge users to upgrade

Until now, it appeared that iPhone 14 would only be a minor upgrade over the iPhone 13 series. However, a new leak suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with one feature that might urge users to upgrade.

By Sanuj Bhatia May 9, 2022, 5:00 am