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

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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  • 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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40 Comments

1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

18. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

people respond on phone arena?

21. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"Notice he rarely responds back" He has to go get on the bus or his mommy caught him on the Internet again.

26. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

29. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

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

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

34. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOO good knew one.

39. iSpammer

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

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

17. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

poor baby, they still make amazing phones.

20. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

6. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

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

8. Nopers unregistered

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

10. iushnt

Posts: 3049; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That's very unlikely to happen..

14. cryptonx

Posts: 59; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

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

19. iushnt

Posts: 3049; Member since: Feb 06, 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?

22. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Except that they have said what the problem was.

27. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

38. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

30. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

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

31. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3089; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

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

33. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

16. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

little paranoid i see?

25. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

32. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 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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