It’s probably been awhile since you’ve heard anything about the Samsung Galaxy Note7. Shortly after Samsung started recalling their flagship device due to issues with the batteries exploding in some devices, carriers stopped selling them altogether. We indicated that perhaps Samsung should cut network connections on any existing ones, and Australia is the next country to do so, following New Zealand’s lead from earlier last month.
Given the media coverage, numerous opportunities, and “thanking” customers for returning their Galaxy Note7s with a gift or credit, it’s about time that Samsung cracks down on any remaining devices that may be out there. Starting on December 15th, network disconnection for the small number of affected devices still in the wild will start. Those who still have a Galaxy Note7 will be notified starting today to ensure they are given adequate notice. In addition to a refund for the difference in price between the Note7 and a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge for those who purchased a Note7 outright, customers still holding out will also receive a “partner specific offer to the value of $250.”
We only hope that Europe and North America follow suit, and if the fact that T-Mobile stopped selling the devices and other carriers followed suit soon after is any indication, Samsung in other countries may follow New Zealand and Australia’s leads.
What do you think about the decision by Samsung Australia to disconnect Note7 network services? Do you still have a Galaxy Note7 you are holding on to? If so, why? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.[button link=”http://www.samsung.com/au/galaxynote7-notice/note7-network-discontinuation-release-dec-1.pdf?CID=AFL-hq-mul-0813-11000170″ icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Samsung Australia[/button]
Last Updated on December 1, 2016.