Carriers halt Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales in Australia amid concerns over faulty battery

Carriers halt Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales in Australia amid concerns over faulty battery
Samsung is definitely in a tough spot now since reports claim the South Korean company is about to issue a recall order for all Galaxy Note 7 units shipped until now.

As many of you probably know, at least two Galaxy Note 7 units have exploded recently while charging, which might be an insignificant number compared with the number of devices Samsung has already sold.

However, when it comes to the safety of its customers, Samsung is determined to take all the necessary precautions no matter the costs. Speaking of costs, the South Korean company lost no less than $7 billion in value since the shipments of Galaxy Note 7 are on hold.

Moreover, a new report coming from South Korea claims Samsung will make an announcement later today, concerning the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 devices.

But until then, some Australian carriers have decided that it's better not to wait until Samsung issues that recall order and paused sales of the Galaxy Note 7, possibly after being advised by the South Korean handset maker.

All three major carriers in the country (Telstra, Vodafone and Optus) confirmed they are no longer selling the Galaxy Note 7 and that the phablet will be pulled from shelves temporarily.

“We are talking to Samsung to understand more about the reports and as a precaution we have paused Galaxy Note 7 sales. We will contact existing owners directly if we learn there is an issue affecting their phones,” said a Telstra rep.

Vodafone and Optus issued similar statements adding that customers with concerns about their Galaxy Note 7 smartphone can visit their nearest stores to discuss their options.

Samsung confirmed that it's “conducting a thorough inspection with our partners” and that it “will share the findings as soon as possible.” But until then, sales of the Galaxy Note 7 have been paused while the company investigates the said battery issues.

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25 Comments

1. obedchuni

Posts: 337; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

sure that they will check it and solve the problem as early as possible.....

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apple sucks! Android is the best! These reports are false! iPhonearena!! Now gimme them green thumbs!!! A prophet here by the name of Kumar123 has enlightened me about my purpose, he told me this: "You exist here only for the green thumbs", so I'm doing his prophecy.

3. Unordinary unregistered

Go read a book lol. Did you not feel any wasted time after writing that >_>....

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I wont really do it if I didn't have extra time, also I WANT GREEN THUMBS. Not really a book person, sorry.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Kumar123 is a troll, don't let him bother you.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pot calling the kettle black.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And that pot is you!

11. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

lmao u got my green thumb up

15. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

for some unknown f*ckn reason you get a green thumb →_→ ←_←

23. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

That's right, Apple sucks and Android is the best and the future.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's up to Applle to gain millions of potential buyers. This will increase the iPhone 7 sales by a whole lot more.

7. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

OMG 2 units....all sammy customers will die.....

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

note 7 is the bomb.lol

9. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

There goes the people who said "oh my unit had nothing wrong. this is untrue and is being spread by people who hate samsung!!!" "samsung is the best. fake!!!!" ha ha ha.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Where are maherk and TechieXP1969? Something is in your backs!!!!

24. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Well at least no one died , unlike iphones which caused several small of death.

12. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

This is quite funny. TechieXP1959 won't be showing his face in this thread but i'll be replying to all his posts with this link

13. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Where's techieXP? Loooooooool

17. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

Techiexp is on its way returning his beloved note 7. :(

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? I preordered 2 and bought 2 more. I'm happy with my purchase. I have no regrets. I purchased 2 from VZW, 2 from T-Mobile and 1 International version. I returned the 2 to VZW, before this issue came, because of oher issues. The phones were slow, and I didn't liek how VZW took off Samsung Cloud, I didnt want to install Samsung Pay and the battery drain was to high and also I didnt like they ruined the UI of the settings screen. I was also pissed because they claimed there were charging activation fees, which use to be $36 but is now $20. But they added $20 to the price of the phone. Since they refused to sell me the phone for the same retail price of $849 vs $869, I returned them. Unless something happens to the 3 Note 7's I have in my possession right now, I wont be returning them. However, once Samsung gets a handle and starts the sells, I may exchange. But I haven't had an issue, so I'm not even concerned. Troll harder! The issue only affects the model sold in Korea. It doesn't affect the ones sold in North America. It does affect the Exynos model I have which is the International version. However, I have confirmation that my model does nto have the faulty battery. Also, I've only been using my Note 5 charger to charge it and my wireless fast charging stand. No issues to speak of. Awaiting the Gear S3 in Oct.

22. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

When the exchange begins, you will go creeping to Samsung to change them for sure. Please tell us how is the life with 3 bombs that you don't know when it will explode?

14. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

And where's the other guy that was having an orgasm for the blue note7 phone?

16. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

From other guy do u mean darkjeddi

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't think we have a user here named darkjeddi, but if you're referring to darkkjedii, then yes...he loves his blue coral note 7. His problem free blue coral note 7. As you were troll.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I my International in Black and my 2 from T-Mobile in Silver and Blue. I love the blue. But I love the black even more. Its so black you cant even see it in the dark.

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