As I mentioned in this post, Samsung has stopped making their ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 smart phones and issued a recall for all of the units that have already been sold.
According to the company, about 93% of all the Galaxy Note 7 devices that were sold have already been returned under the recall, and now Samsung is planning to use a special form of “tough-love” to spur the return of the remaining phones.
To that end, Samsung will be releasing an update on December 19 that will prevent the Galaxy Note 7’s battery from being recharged and cut off all access to cellular and Internet connections. In short, the phones will be effectively “bricked” on that date.
I know this sounds harsh, but I can understand it from their perspective. The Galaxy Note 7 is a very dangerous device and they’re trying to get every last one of them out of the hands of their customers.
Bottom line: If you happen to own one of the last few Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phones that haven’t been returned, you’ll need to return it for a refund and get a new phone before December 19 or you’ll find yourself with a non-working phone.
Click here to read the updated recall notice as well as instructions for returning your phone to Samsung.
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