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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to lose all charging capabilities in the U.S. on December 15th?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to lose all charging capabilities in the U.S. on December 15th?
Those of you in the U.S. who are still holding on to your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hoping for a miracle, your days could be numbered. A report published today says that Samsung is planning on preventing the device's battery from charging at all in the U.S. starting on December 15th.  A previous U.S. software update cut off charging to 60%. In other countries, December 15th represents the day that the Galaxy Note 7 will be permanently cut off from cellular connectivity. Those countries include Canada, Australia and New Zealand; official announcements have been made by the appropriate carriers.

U.S. Cellular subscriber claims to have had this pop up on his Galaxy Note 7 screen

U.S. Cellular subscriber claims to have had this pop up on his Galaxy Note 7 screen

The story about the December 15th deadline to cut off the phablet's charging capabilities in the states began when a U.S. Cellular customer claimed that he received the following message on his Galaxy Note 7: "As of December 15th, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work." U.S. Cellular and Samsung have not responded, and at this point we don't know how authentic this message is.

Meanwhile, Samsung says that 85% of Galaxy Note 7 units that were sold in the U.S. have been turned in and exchanged for another phone. If the charging capabilities are drying up all together on December 15th, you can expect that percentage to rise higher toward 100%

source: TheVerge

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posted on 09 Dec 2016, 00:11 11

1. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 836; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Anyone still using this device should feel ridiculous. Do you tell coworkers, classmates, customers, and acquaintances that you are wielding a device with an unknown detonation timeframe? Must be worth it for some stupid reason.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 00:35 5

5. cnour (Posts: 1334; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


And anyone who will buy other Samsung phone should feel more ridiculous.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 02:04 14

7. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2790; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Anyone who judges people solely based on their phone preference should feel much more ridiculous.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 05:33 1

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Notice he rarely responds back? He just posts for a reaction. Personally, I can't wait for the s8 Edge, Note 8. Not too much else even has my interest...maybe the next Pixel.

My iPhone interest has all but died, it's strictly a wait and see phone now.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 07:16

18. joevsyou (Posts: 1021; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


people respond on phone arena?

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 08:27

21. sissy246 (Posts: 3683; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


"Notice he rarely responds back"

He has to go get on the bus or his mommy caught him on the Internet again.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 09:15 1

26. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Wait what?!?!

Dark, I always considered you a guy that bleeds apple juice when cut. :P

I personally am VERY interested in seeing what Samsung does for the S8/Note 8. I'm confident that the phone will be nothing short of amazing. I can honestly say that the Note 7, for the short time I had it was BY FAR the very very best phone I had ever laid hands on. it was a sad day when I returned it (the 2nd time).

The pixel interests me only in that it's supposed to be lightning fast and gets fast updates. The form factor and everything else about the phone is pretty meh to me.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 09:50 1

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Loved the apple juice jab LOLLL. I've never been a fanboy, but stayed with the iPhone way longer than I should've, while hoping it would turn into what I wanted it to.

It didn't, so I left for greener daily driver pastures. I currently don't own an iPhone, but may scoop up a used 6S just to have a back up, and access to those iphone files I have in icloud. Other than that, I'm cool on iPhones.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 10:12 1

29. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 836; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Not everyone lives on this website for the sole purpose of fulfilling your desire to argue.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 11:37 1

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That was a dumb ass post, considering he's a huge troll, that loves to start trouble. Now get lost maggot.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 11:18 1

34. tedkord (Posts: 13446; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


His iPhone is mainly used for licking the screen, since the short yellow bus driver yelled at him for licking the windows.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 11:36

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOO good knew one.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 13:01

39. iSpammer (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Sep 2014)


and anyone who even replies here is much much much ridiculous.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 07:15

17. joevsyou (Posts: 1021; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


poor baby, they still make amazing phones.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 07:45 3

20. Marslander (Posts: 133; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Remember when Toyota had recall millions of cars because of dangerous brake and airbag problems? Did everyone stop buying Toyotas? Nope. They're still the biggest automobile seller in the world.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 01:34 2

6. IosDroid (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 Dec 2015)


I think those remaining 15% are runnung custom Roms and are very happy with their phones.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 02:08 2

8. Nopers (Posts: 430; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


Yeah until the battery expands and the whole phone pops, then what?

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 03:34

10. iushnt (Posts: 2126; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


That's very unlikely to happen..

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 05:49

14. cryptonx (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Jan 2016)


Custom roms does not mean no explosion you ignorant frog. Fu

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 07:22

19. iushnt (Posts: 2126; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


But the hardware itself is very unlikely to fail. I still believe the note 7 fiasco is a well planned scam. And why are you mad at me? What did I do to u?

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 08:32

22. sissy246 (Posts: 3683; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Except that they have said what the problem was.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 09:34 1

27. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


No they have not some other company as said what the problem was

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 11:57

38. sissy246 (Posts: 3683; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Did I say who said what the problem was.
I am just saying it was not some kind of scam since some other company said what they feel the problem was.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 10:27

30. Klinton (Posts: 755; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


But the ban, means NO MORE explosion for the rest of Note7s, you ignorant frog

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 10:32

31. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


The remaining 15% likely opened the phone up and jimmied in a "safer" generic battery found on eBay for $8.47 w/ free shipping from China.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 02:18 2

9. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1893; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Techie still uses his 3 note 7s and doesn't give care to the world.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 11:08

33. jeroome86 (Posts: 1927; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


It's because of people like him that Samsung has to take this plan of action. This is good decision on Samsungs part.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 07:15 1

16. joevsyou (Posts: 1021; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


little paranoid i see?

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 09:12 1

25. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


There are plenty of people still using the device for valid reasons.

1. Many are trying to trade for the other great Android phone - Pixel which is out of stock everywhere. So they hang on to the note until the Pixel arrives.

2. A study was done on the odds of the phone having issues. It's like a 1/10,000 chance or something ridiculous like that. Really pretty small odds. Don't blow this out of proportion like the media loves to. WIth the millions that were in service compared to the incidents - the chances are VERY unlikely that something bad will happen. Nevertheless - it's good to return it.

Don't be a dick. "unknown detonation timeframe" That laughable. You're talking like the phones WILL explode, it's just a matter of time. Troll much?

Also - incase you don't follow the news or have your head up your a$$, Apple and other OEMS are having occasional battery issues as well. There are articles and videos abound of phones blowing up, e-cigs blowing up, etc.

The bottom line is that using the currently lithium Ion technology so prevalent in small electronics is DANGEROUS. We are all holding little bombs in our pockets. I'm glad you feel so safe with yours.

What the phone industry needs, is to move on to safer battery tech.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 10:37

32. Klinton (Posts: 755; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


1. Pixel(and whatever else brand) is not Note replacement at all.
2. After the ban no one Note7 exploded
(because the scammers can not buy Note7 anymore to blow it up.
Even if someone steal one and blow it up, Samsung is not responsible anymore)

Ppl keep ther Note7s for one reson only: Out there is no such great phone and in this category no OEM makes phones

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