Verizon decides to disable all Galaxy Note 7 units after all

Samsung announced last week that it will disable all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the United States via a software update that will be pushed starting December 19.

All major carriers in the country, except Verizon, confirmed they will roll out the update as well, but not on the same day as Samsung.

T-Mobile will be the first carrier in the US to push the update that will cripple the Galaxy Note 7 on December 27, while AT&T and Sprint they will release the update on January 5 and January 8, 2017, respectively.

In the meantime, Verizon issued an official statement that confirmed the carrier won't take part in this update “because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note 7 users that do no have another device to switch to.”

However, as soon as the holiday travel season is over, Verizon plans to start pushing the infamous update as well. The Big Red confirmed today that it will be releasing a Galaxy Note 7 update beginning January 5.

In fact, the carrier says that it will NOT be pushing the software update to Galaxy Note 7 units until January 5, so that might happen later on.

So, there's you have it folks, all major carriers in the US have agreed to release the software update that will disable the Galaxy Note 7's functionality.

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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. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

They didn't have a choice..

28. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Exactly! No Note replacement exist!

2. Jackdaw

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 10, 2016

In the "land of the free and the home of the brave", you can't be free and brave to use your phones anymore. How about them unlocked ones out there? What's happening with those?

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Updates for unlocked models come directly from the OEM so those go as soon as Samsung decides it.

15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2431; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Is everyone a Verizon subscriber? No. Therefore, consumers have the freedom to choose to buy a product from a company or through a company and therefore choose to abide by the product agreement. Also, things like the Constitution which protect individual freedom does not apply to private companies. That's why a company can fire you for saying "I hate my job" on social media. Freedom of speech only applies to protection from the government, the same idea is not applied when it comes to private corporations.

24. tuminatr

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Very true however most people dont understand how freedom of speech works. just like Facebook is going to censor the news posts it does not like.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Some people are really stubborn. Just return the goddamn phone and be done with it.

11. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Return it ....and replace it with.....what??? That's not stubbornness.....simply, no choice. Not even close. No such device out there.

14. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Hopefully the note 8 will have a "fast forward natural selection" button, that will solve your problem and ours for society.

20. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No ''natural selection" can solve the basic ppl's categories, like: Stupidity , envy, evil, egoism, hate, fanaticism, naivety ..... Note 8 will be attacked too. Just like Note 7 was. And all the Note line. To have some peace, Note line should not exist. How dare Samsung to make device, that no other OEM can? Samsung is not even US company. So Samsung deserve it,

27. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

You've lost it. The S7 Edge is a smaller version with no stylus...and no explosions!

29. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

S7 Edge is in different category. No matter of the size. Other OEMs make devices in S7 Edge category. But no OEM can make device in Note category. Note is not only the pen(that no OEM can make), but also all the unique functionalities that come with the S-Pen. You've lost it.

40. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Samsung must make some great Koolaid.....cuz you Note spazzes are something else. It's a phone with a pen dude, not the second coming of Christ.

41. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'It's a phone with a pen dude' I know, you have never owned Note. :) It's not just pen dude. It's whole new World, with the functions you've got around it, you couldn't find in any other device. 'not the second coming of Christ' Of course it's not. But it's a whole new category device. The media invented 'new category' fablet(BS) just because of different size display. LOL. S-Pen is not only a pen, but lot of unique functionalities. Even the size is not the main point. Note is really different device on base of unique usability, and really is in different category.

44. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The Samsung kool-aid is strong with this one.

42. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Well, for iboys, who just make phone calls, play some games, and check the FaceBook status(on mobile view), it might be 'just a pen', though. For doodling. LOL Agree. Otherwise see 41

43. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

as long as i content that note series is a movie gone bad! I'll also will note that this li-ion batteries will be exploding come 2017, Aesthetically note 7 handed all OEMS their *sses.

49. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Hell no!!! When they push thebupsate I'm going to

5. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

The Note 7 was too good a phone, that's why there was a worldwide effort to sabotage it.

13. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Not only brilliant, gorgeous, high tech phone, but also the only device in it's own category. That's why is the organized OEM's hate. They can not make such device, and that's why the Note line is unacceptable.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post. Best phone ever, sans battery issue.

34. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'sans battery issue' Obviously well overblown, and well organized. No matter what Samsung(or the US labs) will say later, the fact that for so long time they couldn't find a vivid reason for the 'explosions' is making the case smelling. Of course Samsung will keep calm, and will not make angry the biggest markets in the World- US and China. Small SKorea depends on them.

19. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

To many: note 7 = worse electronic product ever! To few loyalists: note 7 = greatest phone of all September 2016 and what coulda been! Lol! Time to get over it. It was a huge failure! There's no other way to put it.

30. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

What was the ''worse electronic product ever'' or 'huge failure'? 1.The Top Display? 2.The Top Camera? 3. The beauty never seen? 4. Functionality? 5. Water-resistance? 6.Gorilla Glass 5? (it was attacked there too. LOL) 7. Connectivity? 8. S-Pen with unique features? 9. Saving mode, and screen settings? 10. One-hand mode 11. Body to screen ratio? 12 SAR(radiation)

45. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

yeah -1 for being a failure of posting scurrilously wonder why you call other loyalists so you reckon you are not royalist of the phone of you choice.

51. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The Note 7 is the greatest phone ever produced and nothing comes even close. Every day I'm like wow. This is amazing!

6. aegislash

Posts: 1514; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Verizon is a joke and their excuse for not issuing this update at the same time as everyone else was just pathetic. "Hurr durr they might not have a phone to switch to so let's continue putting everyone else's lives around them in danger durrrr"

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

For once I agree with you.

10. aegislash

Posts: 1514; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Your old Mr. Mxy icon was better and more the hell am I supposed to just scroll by your comments now? ;)

46. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

for one i say hi guys note seven was the beast!

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