Carphone Warehouse gives those who ordered the Galaxy Note 7 £25 for the shipping delay

One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has sent us a text message he received from U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse. The message confirms that Samsung is delaying the shipping of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 because of a quality control issue. As we've told you, a number of Galaxy Note 7 units have exploded while in the process of being charged.

Samsung plans on running additional tests on units that were supposed to be shipped, in an attempt to find the cause of the explosions. While consumers have been snapping up the device leading to shortages in certain markets, the issue with the battery, and a new problem that leaves the S Pen stuck in its home might give some potential Galaxy Note 7 buyers a reason to pause. And with the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus about to be unveiled on September 7th, Samsung does have a reason to be concerned.

As far as our loyal reader is concerned, Carphone Warehouse is giving him £25 ($33.19 USD) for the inconvenience of having to wait to receive the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that he ordered. Yesterday, another PhoneArena reader pointed out that Verizon had pushed back the shipping date on orders for the Galaxy Note 7 to September 7th. Previously, there was practically no delay in shipments. He also noted that there were no units to be had at Verizon stores in a 100-mile radius of New York City.

Thanks for the tip!

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

There have been no Note 7s available at carrier stored since release day. It's not just because of the issue. Glad I pre-ordered. I'm enjoying mine and it's sad many won't be. ABC News with David Muir is reporting the issue right now on tv after the commercials. At least no one has been injured, or have their house burn down like it has happened with one OEM

2. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Hopefully the Note 7 buyers will buy a fire extinguisher with that £25.

5. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

As much as i would love to troll iPhone on batteries catching fire it don't because i know how volatile li-po batteries are. I don't want that to happen to me with Karma. It could be my computer or tablet or phone. I remember a iphone blew up when a guy fell on it, and one caught fire charging. The first issue with li-po batteries I recall was a Dell laptop, using Sony brand batteries. Then it started happening to a couple Chevy volts and a Tesla too, among other phone makers

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3. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

If it's only affecting those made sold in Korea why are they slowing sells everywhere else? And when will they be available again

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Patiently waiting out the rush, my OnePlus One is still running strong and already has the September security patch.

6. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I'm in Germany and I revived my Note7 Blue since 2 days !! I don't know if I need to replace it!!!

8. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

after 9/11 gaLAGxy note 7 is a biggest threat . south korea now has 400,000 live taliban sponsored grenade note 7. all samsung product must be banned Asap.

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