UK Royal Mail tells staff to refuse shipment of the Galaxy Note 7

UK Royal Mail tells staff to refuse shipment of the Galaxy Note 7
For a very brief moment, it seemed like Samsung had somewhat managed to weather the storm after an eventful September with the Galaxy Note 7 battery saga. But reports of new devices catching fire has the world on tenterhooks once more, and with Sammy having recently obtained a Hazardous Material permit to transfer faulty devices home, the UK's Royal Mail is completely refusing to ship parcels containing the device. 

Despite being a very good, well-reviewed device with strong early sales, the Note 7 is becoming firm's greatest mobile disaster -- if it isn't already. To have over two million units recalled globally is bad enough. But with Samsung and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission investigating the cause of the recent Southwest flight incident, it may transpire that a second Note 7 recall is deemed necessary. 

Meanwhile, the Royal Mail in the UK won't ship parcels carrying the Galaxy Note 7. There are numerous alternative means to send items, but a large portion of Brits tend to stick with the old faithful by default. Royal Mail has apparently directed Post Office employees to inquire about parcels prior to shipping and subsequently refuse those containing the Note 7. According to AndroidAuthority, a few Post Office branches are taking this a step further and turning down any and all Samsung handsets, though this is not part of the official instruction. Indeed, even if the customer wants to send a recalled device back to Samsung, they'll have to make other arrangements. 

There have been a number of Note 7 bans on airlines over the past few weeks and recently, some cruise lines have stopped travelers from boarding with the Note 7. These heavy-handed approaches indicate just how paranoid many have become, and with Apple and Google having just launched new flagships, two of Sammy's fiercest rivals will be among those looking to benefit from the Note 7's ongoing woes.

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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

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49 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This is ridiculous, hopefully people find out about other devices because of this and maybe support some of the smaller manufacturers.

2. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Wow!! Didn't think it could get any worse.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"There are numerous alternative means to send items, but a large portion of Brits tend to stick with the old faithful by default. " What do you mean by this? Are you telling me that you can teleport items to a house , or have them carried to a house by drones?

12. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Courier companies. The Royal Mail is the Royal Mail, independent couriers don't come under them.

4. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Given the potential disaster of a fire on an airplane, I don't think it's heavy handed to ban these from flights.

5. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Taken way out of proportion. More iPhones blew up last week than note7's did, they are not banned.

13. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL hahahaha. Still trying.

22. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Your reality, and the rest of the world are in a different plane.

6. Rich123

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

You can use Owl Post, a port key, or a Nimbus 2000 to transport the Note 7s in the UK.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

All jokes aside, Samsung should just call this phone a loss and pull them all off the market. Just start fresh with next years product. They already have the S7/S7 that came out this year. They may want to rethink launching a phone every six months and leave these things in R&D a little longer.

9. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Exactly. They keep trying to put lipstick on this pic and it keeps blowing up in there face, literally. Anyone who actually pays for this phone is dense.

29. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I just can't understand how they thought they could focus While releasing two flagships per year. These things need to go from concept/design to prototype/testing. Then they have to determine final design and prepare for mass production. All of this while the last flagship recently hit the market and is still in heavy production. They are spread to thin. With all this said, I believe the problem is more than the battery. Again, they rushed with a cause to the problem and still didn't fix the issue. Now they have replacement units with bad standby battery life or battery life in general, over heating or exploding.

34. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Good to know this ugly Note7 Edge is a fail. This is not a Note7, it looks more like the S7Edge Note.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30968; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn, this sucks. If a 2nd recall happens, and I'm forced to turn mine in...I'm taking my 6S Plus out the tech drawer, resetting my upgrade, and waiting for the Note 8. There's nothing else I want this year, other than the Gear S3 Frontier. Samsung will get this handled, but damn...How does the best phone to own, be the worst phone to own at the same time. In other news, AMZL just dropped off my matte black Note 7 case. #keepingmyNote7Samsungfixthisbatteryissueandmaketh​eNote7bossagainandbringbacktheIRblastersonnnnnn

41. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

+1 on the IR blaster, I'm probably not going to own another Sammy, but I use the IR blaster to set off my camera..

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30968; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm still rolling with em bro. Issues happen, can't abandon ship over just one. What're you rocking now?

10. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Still think this is something to do with Apple. Samsung releases a massive hit of a phone at the same time as Apple knows it is releasing a turkey...... and this.....hmmmmmm

14. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Of course It's Apple's fault. Why wouldn't it be Apple's fault?

21. AlikMalix unregistered

Why do you worship note phones so much? It's just an updated phablet with a pen! It's not a god phone. It has a lot of things that are worse than what iPhone has and it's missing a lot of features I need that iPhone has. I bet you think you somehow angered your Samsung god and now it's punishing you because "Samsung loves you". Right? Geesh...

23. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No point bro. He's been assimilated. Just let him have his foolish pride!

31. sissy246

Posts: 7074; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Why do you worship apple. The note 7 has way more features then the iphone does. The iPhone fits for what you want the note fits for what note user want.

44. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm just saying - it's not he best phone in the word! He worships it like it is.

37. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Really? Are you really being serious? Wait I'm sorry, Apple totally paid off samsungs subsidiary Samsung SDI to sabotage the batteries. Yep thats totally what happened. You take fanboyism to a whole new level. I think you even surpass techie and the other hardcore samsung fanboy idiot that i can't even remember his name cause he's that unimportant. If you wanna spew conspiracy theory nonsense, do it somewhere else as your simply taking up space in the comment section. Or you can grow up too, thats an option.

11. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I wouldnt want to ship a bomb either

15. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Quality products by Samsung. Apple sucks. Death to Apple. iSheep. mindless drones.

16. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Idk all these reports of faulty devices turn up being bull crap or exaggerated. Have my note 7(replacement) since the 21st and no issues. I'm keeping my device

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30968; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smart man, same here yo. I got mine on the 23rd, no issues, and it performs better than my first one (it had a ringtone bug, that kept defaulting to the AT&T default ringtone). Doesn't heat up, when charging and using, only slightly warm as one would expect, it just performs great.

19. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Its an awesome phone. Fckkkk it

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30968; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn sure is bro. Easily the best phone I've ever owned. I'm keeping mine, and considering selling my iPhone. I don't use it at all, it's in my tech drawer as a backup. Before I sell it, I just wanna wait a little longer to see how things go with Samsung.

35. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

From my point off view, it's ugly. This Note7 is not a Note design. It's more off a Note7 Edge. The best Note was the Note4. In design wise.

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