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  1. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    It's like driving around with a model car that you know has a takata air bag that was under recall and say since your hasnt exploded it...

    "They didn't say every air bag was unsafe."
    Apples and oranges...
    09-02-2016 06:24 AM
  2. Shadowyugi's Avatar
    There's no substitute for the stylus, and other than that the closest phone is obviously the s7 edge.
    Oddly enough, I really, really don't care about the edge. I'm coming from a blackberry. My love for phones and brands only go as far as that and Windows. In my head, for the way I use phones, if it wasn't going to be a blackberry (i don't care for the dtek, especially since I have a priv), it was either going to be a Note 7 or the new Windows 10 phone.

    Other than which, my interest in phones is dying off slowly.
    09-02-2016 06:24 AM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Not what Samsung South Africa are sayingAttachment 238185

    RochaZA is the happy chappy who collected his note 7 yesterday

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (previously Note 6)
    Samsung Corporate said they will replace all. Many got their phone yesterday, the recall was just a few hours ago.

    Samsung said they will replace all no matter when you got it. They have stopped new sells.
    09-02-2016 06:25 AM
  4. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I give Samsung huge props for doing this. Yes my iPhone is my daily driver, but owning a note 5 (with a note 7 on the way) I can say I have all of the confidence in the world in this company. They are being incredibly cautious but it shows they are brave enough to admit there is a problem and fix it 100% even though it will hurt their bottom line for months to come.

    And to my fellow Apple friends, it's not a time to gloat. This could easily happen to Apple as well, when these things are tested they can't go through every possible scenario of what might happen in the real world. These things happen.
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    09-02-2016 06:25 AM
  5. Shadowyugi's Avatar
    If you want pen writing... really nothing else and maybe you can be lucky and find Note 5 models still for sale.

    Without a pen, any flagship phone is good now a days... a galaxy S7 or Edge, HTC10... or if you can wait a couple of weeks....

    Apple Events - Keynote September 2016 - Apple
    I don't do iphones. Personal thing. I personally don't agree with their business practices plus price/features always seems off in my head, but their phones are usually at a quality standard.
    09-02-2016 06:26 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Okay let me explain again, since my reasoning seems to be unclear for some. T-mobile's phones or made in China. China is not under the recall because their batteries were made at a different location then the problematic batteries. T-Mobile has not been clear yet about how does recall affect them. So I want to wait and see weather T-Mobile believes their phones are safe because perhaps they received batteries from the same place that China received theirs, since it seems likely that China phones were made in China.
    T-Mobile has been clear, but more importantly, Samsung said they will replace all phones sold.

    They did not say they will replace all phones except those made in China.
    09-02-2016 06:27 AM
  7. donm527's Avatar
    Guess you can say in this situation, they "Trumped" themselves.

    But I am looking positive in that I didn't buy one yet and hoping ver. 2.0 is even better... They HAVE to make sure it is.

    Whatever they said, Samsung has pulled defeat from the jaws off victory. This will hurt sales by millions of devices. Apple thanks them.
    09-02-2016 06:27 AM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Okay let me explain again, since my reasoning seems to be unclear for some. T-mobile's phones are made in China. China is not under the recall because their batteries were made at a different location than the problematic batteries. T-Mobile has not been clear yet about how this recall affects them. So I want to wait and see whether T-Mobile believes their phones are safe because perhaps they received batteries from the same place that China received theirs, since it seems likely that China phones were made in China.
    https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-a...te7-update.htm

    https://news.samsung.com/global/stat...n-galaxy-note7
    09-02-2016 06:29 AM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I don't do iphones. Personal thing. I personally don't agree with their business practices plus price/features always seems off in my head, but their phones are usually at a quality standard.
    You should probably wait to hear from your carrier. No one has said anything about anyone being without a phone yet.
    09-02-2016 06:30 AM
  10. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Wow, this is really a Hot topic ! (Sorry for the pun...) I heard that Samsung said "less than 1 in 100 have had a problem"... But they still don't have an exact cause... So, for now, we wait to hear what the actual issue was, and what the resolution is...
    Bosbouer likes this.
    09-02-2016 06:31 AM
  11. drusum's Avatar
    Okay let me explain again, since my reasoning seems to be unclear for some. T-mobile's phones are made in China. China is not under the recall because their batteries were made at a different location than the problematic batteries. T-Mobile has not been clear yet about how this recall affects them. So I want to wait and see whether T-Mobile believes their phones are safe because perhaps they received batteries from the same place that China received theirs, since it seems likely that China phones were made in China.
    Your phone may not be affected, It's a better safe than sorry situation.
    Kelly Kearns likes this.
    09-02-2016 06:31 AM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Which is why my phone is not going back to Samsung unless it is proven to be part of a bad batch.
    They are saying all phones are a bad batch. I watched the presser and waited for the translated news release.

    They aren't going to make you return your phone, but Samsung isn't going to replace 1 million phones for no good reason.
    cwbcpa, SteelGator, nonie and 1 others like this.
    09-02-2016 06:31 AM
  13. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Well, carriers need to cooperate with Samsung to ensure a smooth process. If anyone drags their feet, this won't go over well. I'm hoping replacement units are sent first.

    Anyways, my phone works great. I'm not too fussed about it.
    The only carrier Samsung needs to be worried about dragging feet or making the process a pain is Verizon.
    09-02-2016 06:32 AM
  14. Shadowyugi's Avatar
    You should probably wait to hear from your carrier. No one has said anything about anyone being without a phone yet.
    I didn't get the phone from a carrier. I got it from carphone warehouse. I should be seeing them in the next hour or so. We'll see what happens then. Will probably just post an update in this forum.
    09-02-2016 06:33 AM
  15. Gray Area's Avatar
    This sucks, or more of an inconvenience. But it's a necessary evil. Can't be walking around with pretty grenades in our pockets. :-(
    Shadowyugi, dakini03 and delynnie like this.
    09-02-2016 06:33 AM
  16. kh965's Avatar
    What's up with the rumor of people thinking they have to send the phone in and wait for a replacement? I'm under the impression that it will be in-store carrier exchange or a new device shipped from carrier with return label for old device.... Try to scam and keep both devices and the carrier charges your account..
    I was wondering the same thing myself. Whenever I've had issues and had to replace, it was either in store right there or I was sent the replacement with a return envelop.
    09-02-2016 06:34 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    There will always be some people that just like to complain and regardless of what a company does, it's never enough.

    I think Samsung is doing the right thing. I am hoping that we will hear a definitive answer as to what the problem is. Right now I'm not confident that Samsung is 100% sure otherwise I think we would see a more targeted recall.

    Either way it's not a big deal for me to stop in to Verizon and get my new phone when the time comes.
    At the presser, he said "battery cells" and from what I understand, those came from the contractor.
    09-02-2016 06:34 AM
  18. Allnicksgone's Avatar
    If there are 25 defective devices out of 2.5 million sold, there is a one in 1 million chance that I have one of them. There are lotteries with better odds.
    I'm not arguing against the point you were making. The odds are low. However, using the numbers you have stated, the math actually works out to 1 in 100,000 odds.
    09-02-2016 06:34 AM
  19. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Wow, this is really a Hot topic ! (Sorry for the pun...) I heard that Samsung said "less than 1 in 100 have had a problem"... But they still don't have an exact cause... So, for now, we wait to hear what the actual issue was, and what the resolution is...
    There was an issue with battery cells from a contractor. Right now it is less than 1 in 100. Right now it is 24 out of 1 million that have been identified.
    09-02-2016 06:35 AM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I didn't get the phone from a carrier. I got it from carphone warehouse. I should be seeing them in the next hour or so. We'll see what happens then. Will probably just post an update in this forum.
    Oh in the UK? I'm guessing there, they will likely have you exchange it at the retailer.
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    09-02-2016 06:36 AM
  21. eRod v1.0's Avatar
    This sucks, or more of an inconvenience. But it's a necessary evil. Can't be walking around with pretty grenades in our pockets. :-(
    Very inconvenient but glad they are doing something about it. I also have a slickwrap on mine. So I guess I lose out on my $20?
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    09-02-2016 06:36 AM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm not arguing against the point you were making. The odds are low. However, using the numbers you have stated, the math actually works out to 1 in 100,000 odds.
    And it is actually 24 units out of 1 million.
    Gray Area likes this.
    09-02-2016 06:37 AM
  23. donm527's Avatar
    Yay!! Meaning they will probably use up all there inventory of glass and probably have to wait for Corning to manufacture more for them.

    CORNING!! If you are reading this... You know what's up with your glass! You've got a second chance now through this!

    MAKE. US. PROUD.

    Note 7 ver. 2.0 with GG5v2.0!!

    They are making new phones.
    09-02-2016 06:38 AM
  24. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    I'm NOT sending my phone back. I don't buy aftermarket accessories and use only the charger that came with the phone.
    09-02-2016 06:38 AM
  25. Shadowyugi's Avatar
    Oh in the UK? I'm guessing there, they will likely have you exchange it at the retailer.
    Yup! in the land of the tea and biscuits.

    That's my hope. My other hope is that they let me choose what I want to use.
    09-02-2016 06:38 AM
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