Samsung ‘pausing’ Note 7 shipments, Verizon also halts sales

Hot on the heels of AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon is also putting a halt to all Note 7 sales, pending investigation by Samsung and authorities about a few replacement "safe" Note 7 units heating up just like the old batches with crooked battery packaging. Here is Verizon's statement on the matter:

It seems that Samsung is "pausing" shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 to certain carriers, pending further investigation into the cases of some new, allegedly safe from spontaneous combustion units, catching flames. Ideally, the Note 7 fiasco was supposed to be behind Samsung at that point, since the company announced the first half a million reworked "safe" units to have arrived in the US way back on September 21

Some of those who exchanged old for new, however, reported incidents similar to the ones with the faulty battery units, so Samsung is putting a break on production until the latest incidents have gone through the investigation paces. A memo sent to the Australian carrier Telstra shines a light on what might be happening between Samsung and the US carriers like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile as well - these three suspended the Note 7 sales until further notice.

So, there you have it. Samsung is halting shipments towards certain carriers to investigate if the batches sent to them contain a similar fault that plagued the initial Note 7 production for some reason or another. Until the investigation is complete, you won't be able to get a new Note 7 phone from carrier shops, and you shouldn't anyway.

source: Kotaku & TheVerge

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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



1. legiloca

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The only responsible solution is to declare all Note7s unsafe. You cannot un-f**k this situation.

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Watch Sprint going to announce the same thing

13. NarutoKage14

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I guarantee that they are. The moment AT&T stopped sales I knew all the US carriers would. Samsung deserves whatever pile of dung gets dropped on them.

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