09-07-2016 06:51 AM
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  1. jimd1050's Avatar
    I just emailed Channel 4 in Boston and gave them some crap about not getting their facts straight before running a story, then told them what the phone was and about the $5.00 Gas Station charging chord. Let's see if I get a reply OR if they run a new story! I'm from MA - about 30 miles southwest of Boston so maybe they'll listen?
    09-04-2016 06:52 PM
  2. edubb256's Avatar
    I gotta say, the more I look at the pictures of the phone that was burned, the more I wonder if this is some kind of hoax and someone is trying to cash in on the whole Note 7 thing. ...

    The back tells us a lot more, however. ...The burn on the back looks oddly specific, with clearly defined edges (which again conveniently cover up some obvious ID marks), and the rest of the back of the phone looks in fine shape, not like a phone that "exploded". It's also strange how the internals that are visible, which I can't be certain what they are, but it looks to be a portion of an antenna and some other metallic parts, don't really look all the damaged, they are still pretty shiny and stuff, not at all like they were part of an "explosion" of the battery pack.
    I think this is a hoax perpetrated by someone who wants to be on TV.

    It looks more like the phone was burned from the outside. The picture is not consistent with the structural response you'd expect from a battery explosion. It is difficult to characterize the impact, but I'd expect more distortion or rupturing of the internal parts than what you see in that photo. They look pretty intact, more like as if they were burned from the outside. Given this AND the fact that owner obviously lied about the model of the phone, I think this is a hoax.

    Clearly people should exchange their Note7s as quickly as possible, but also should not let made-up stories like this get them all stressed out.
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    09-04-2016 06:58 PM
  3. Paul Paradis's Avatar
    Odd that they have not given any details about any of the incidents. What we're they using to charge the devices? No brands. No nothing.
    09-04-2016 07:04 PM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Odd that they have not given any details about any of the incidents. What we're they using to charge the devices? No brands. No nothing.
    Not odd so much, they have dealt with Samsung, I'm sure they had to sign something.
    09-04-2016 07:31 PM
  5. Gray Area's Avatar
    With all the bad publicity that Samsung has been hit with in regards to the Note 7 battery exploding, I truly hope people aren't taking advantage and getting their 15mins of fame. Whether that S6 Active did legitimately burnt up on its own, you should know if you just bought a brand new phone! This is very careless of the news station to report that a Note 7 burned in flames when in fact it wasn't.
    I was wondering the same thing! Remember when ppl were bending their iPhone's on purpose? I hope ppl aren't stupid enough to set their phones on fire to get attention or free stuff or lawsuits.
    09-04-2016 07:53 PM
  6. Paul Paradis's Avatar
    Some people just don't have any common sense. Probably the same people last year that we're intentionally shoving the S Pen in backwards.
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    09-04-2016 09:17 PM
  7. jimd1050's Avatar
    Thirty minutes of News - no mention of the mistake! I guess I shouldn't have expected any less? Of course it's Sunday night of a Holiday weekend - should I give them the benefit of the doubt and wait until Tuesday? We'll see - I ended up sending two emails to the News Director - I should, if nothing else, get a response to one of them, wouldn't you think? I'll update as I hear! Good Night everyone!
    09-04-2016 11:09 PM
  8. Preach2k's Avatar
    09-05-2016 07:37 AM
  9. Jona005's Avatar
    This is good to know. No guessing games over what Samsung did to "fix" the new phones.
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    09-05-2016 07:40 AM
  10. keepnitreel's Avatar
    Is there a way to find out if this battery is in your phone? More than likely it will be, given that 70% of all the 2.5 million N7s have them..... Scary!!!!!
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    09-05-2016 08:08 AM
  11. French's Avatar
    It does seem if one can identify via serial number (or some other way) that they do NOT have this battery, they wouldn't need to take part in the recall.

    To be clear I am NOT discouraging full participation in the recall especially given what we DON'T know at this point. Kind of more a "hmm I wonder" .
    09-05-2016 08:58 AM
  12. hailsusy90's Avatar
    Is there a way to find out if this battery is in your phone? More than likely it will be, given that 70% of all the 2.5 million N7s have them..... Scary!!!!!
    I don't think so. In the Phone Info app the only thing you can see is where the phone was made.
    09-05-2016 08:58 AM
  13. jsgiv's Avatar
    That's why they are recalling all of them... They're obviously pulling all stock back and then only shipping out the remaining stock of batteries they know to be working based on previous note releases to cover those that had bought the note 7 first.

    Once everyone is replaced - they will start selling back to general public.

    I've seen reports on the numbers all over the place though. In some instances I've seen 2.5M sold (to the carriers/vendors) but only around 400k actually sold thru to the public.

    I'm fairly certain that's correct because it appeared all the carriers and vendors started pulling their stock and stopped selling Wed night / Thursday morning.
    09-05-2016 09:06 AM
  14. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    It's now obvious why Samsung was so quick to issue a recall. The liability of faulty batteries can't be pushed off onto another supplier, since Samsung made the faulty batteries. All blame rests on Samsung.
    09-05-2016 09:07 AM
  15. buzzy3970's Avatar
    This article explains where the bad batches are coming from and which devices may be affected. I presume in the U.S it's mostly all of us. Mine was manufactured in Korea. Phone doesn't show any sign of faulty battery, but with all these new cases I may just go back to my s6 edge+ until the warranties are sorted out. Getting a little scary

    Exploding kittens: how to tell if you have a Samsung SDI, or a 'safe' ATL battery in your Note 7
    09-05-2016 09:11 AM
  16. jimd1050's Avatar
    Just checked the Channel 4 Video again - there must be a dozen comments to the video, telling them that it's either an S6 Active or an S7 Active and NOT a Note 7... still NO RETRACTION. Unbelievable! Just throw it out there and get away with it...
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    09-05-2016 09:13 AM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    That doesn't tell you if your phone is in the bad batch... Unless I missed something. It does do some speculation but that's it
    09-05-2016 09:14 AM
  18. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    70% of Note7s have batteries made by Samsung SDI and finished by ITM. Those are the ones that have the issue.

    The remaining 30% are finished by ATL.

    Samsung is switching to ATL and maybe LG Chem for batteries on the first few runs of the Note7 post-recall.
    09-05-2016 09:20 AM
  19. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Just checked the Channel 4 Video again - there must be a dozen comments to the video, telling them that it's either an S6 Active or an S7 Active and NOT a Note 7... still NO RETRACTION. Unbelievable! Just throw it out there and get away with it...
    Sadly, for the main stream media, it would probably take pressure from Samsung lawyers to get the retraction.
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    09-05-2016 09:25 AM
  20. Blues Fan's Avatar
    My phone was made in China, it's Tmobile and is a SM930T does this mean mine is safe then?
    09-05-2016 09:33 AM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    That doesn't tell you if your phone is in the bad batch... Unless I missed something. It does do some speculation but that's it
    It doesn't tell you anything unless Samsung says that's how to identify corrupted devices.
    09-05-2016 09:34 AM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    My phone was made in China, it's Tmobile and is a SM930T does this mean mine is safe then?
    No. It means that it has been recalled.
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    09-05-2016 09:35 AM
  23. buzzy3970's Avatar
    My phone was made in China, it's Tmobile and is a SM930T does this mean mine is safe then?
    According to article yes. I forgot that most of T-mobile's Samsung phones are made in China. Seems like you're good until the warranties come in.
    09-05-2016 09:35 AM
  24. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    My phone was made in China, it's Tmobile and is a SM930T does this mean mine is safe then?
    I wouldn't assume that it's safe due to that. That's not verified by Samsung.

    Just get it replaced when they come in. A little bit of a hassle, but it's well worth it for extra piece-of-mind.
    09-05-2016 09:36 AM
  25. jj2339's Avatar
    According to article yes. I forgot that most of T-mobile's Samsung phones are made in China. Seems like you're good until the warranties come in.
    BUT, since Samsung has done a global recall, unless they come out and say it's safe, I wouldn't assume anything. It's all conjecture till it's official.
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    09-05-2016 09:37 AM
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