Sprint CEO says nobody will remember the Galaxy Note 7 recall in six months
posted by Luis D. / Sep 20, 2016, 3:20 AM
According to Claure, getting Sprint subscribers to return their Note 7 handsets for replacement has been a challenge, as "consumers have a way of going about their business" and don't necessarily see the danger until an accident happens, or the media reports one loudly enough. That's why Sprint is trying text messages and direct appeals to get customers to hand over their recalled devices.
Analysts estimate that the Note 7 recall, caused by faulty battery cells in around 2.5 million devices shipped, will cause a revenue loss between 1 to 5 billion dollars for Samsung. Some went on to suggest that the company might look into releasing its next Galaxy S flagship smartphone earlier than expected in order to bring back positive attention to the brand and get a head-start on sales early next year. This remains within the realm of speculation for now, although it's certainly a logical possibility.
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Wrong. Samsung haters and trolls will remember it forever. Also that guy who got his Jeep burnt to a crisp.
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 3:35 AM 10
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which according to the investigation isnt directly linked to the Note7..I sense insurance fraudhttp://www.sammobile.com/2016/
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 4:03 AM 15
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C'mon, this does not anyhow absolve Samsung. It just says there is no proof beyond reasonable doubt since, there are other potential areas that could have caused the fire. We are talking about a motor vehicle here. But on balance of probabilities, the most probable cause is Samsung Nuke 7.
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 4:25 AM 0
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Cars catch fire all the time. It's not the most probable cause, and likely isn't since they can see from burn patterns where a fire started, and if it were then phone, it would have started where it was sitting.
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 4:40 PM 0
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posted on Sep 20, 2016, 3:51 AM 2
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Disgusting Apple's puppet, please rename your ugly site to "iPhonearena.com"
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 3:56 AM 1
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A lot of news isn't relevant but that doesn't mean you shouldn't report everything that you possibly can about the news you promise to bring people and in PA's case it is tech with a focus on mobile devices.
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 4:17 AM 2
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True, problem is, they skip the news when it puts their precious iDevices to shame. Recent example; tipped them on the S7/Note 7 debunking their naive claim of the iPhone 7+'s camera being "revolutionary" ( https://youtu.be/seSJvwF68-0 ), still no news about that...
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 12:20 PM 0
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That's just stupid to say, why would the people who had their phones blow up on them not remember it happening and as a result also forget the recall, lol its quite the opposite if you ask me.
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 4:13 AM 1
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Of course everyone who reads tech sites will remember, anyone who has caught a plane in the last couple weeks would remember the announcement that you cannot turn on your Galaxy Note 7 for the duration of the flight. That being said I use an iPhone and I will remember. That's not a criticism of Samsung, that's a compliment. I would like to think if the same issue occured with the release of an iPhone that Apple would be as proactive as Samsung and recall them. If there was a similar issue with One Plus or another cheap Chinese OEM you'd bet your bottom dollar they would try sweep it under the rug...
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 8:15 AM 0
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People will remember but Samsung can restore faith too. People still remember Bendgate and attenagate. Also the Xbox360 RROD.
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 8:20 AM 1
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"No one will remember" really? except for the people who were burnt by the phone.
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 10:33 AM 1
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