Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be cut off from all New Zealand carriers starting November 18th
For Galaxy Note 7 users, many could not think of any other phone that they wanted to own. But Samsung had to consider the possibility that people could get hurt. So in order to force the issue, Samsung released a press release today stating that all Galaxy Note 7 units in New Zealand will be unable to connect to mobile carriers starting on November 18th. Beginning on that date, the Galaxy Note 7 won't make or take calls, send and receive SMS messages, or handle data.
Samsung already tried late last month to get Galaxy Note 7 owners to turn in the device by issuing a software update that prevented the battery from charging to more than 60% of capacity. But this didn't seem to do the trick, forcing Samsung to raise the bar. Between November 4th and the 18th, Samsung New Zealand will remind Galaxy Note 7 users of the impending network discontinuation.
Samsung is "strongly urging" Galaxy Note 7 owners in New Zealand (and anywhere, really) to return the device to the place it was purchased from for an exchange or refund. If a consumer exchanges his Galaxy Note 7 for a cheaper device, Samsung will pay him/her the difference.
- 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
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