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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    There is a report from another forum in France that says Samsung will block all IMEI of phones that are faulty once this all gets settled.

    I dont know how reliable the source as it is from France.
    I think they should do that, BUT.. Samsung will need to go ahead and exchange all phones that were bought by third party, individuals, traded with someone, people that bought the phone outside of the USA when traveling, had someone buy it in another country and ship it to them, etc. They might be planning on handling those phones after the initial recall is done with people that bought the phones.

    Right now, Samsung USA is only handling phones bought directly from them and carriers won't touch any of the above type phones.
    09-09-2016 10:10 AM
  2. recDNA's Avatar
    The hell with it! Throw all the Note 7's into the grinder and come out with a Note 8 with ir blaster and removable battery!
    09-09-2016 10:17 AM
  3. Law2138's Avatar
    Can carriers mandate the devices be returned? Pull that list of IMEI numbers that are coming from the Note 7s and block mobile data. Send a message to the subscriber: Please visit your nearest AT&T retail location to exchange the device.

    This would probably work much better if the Note 7s were in stock and available. (Maybe at the end of the month?)

    I could see carriers keeping a tab on who has which device. It would be a shame for someone to hold on to a device past the warranty exchange program, bring it into a retail store and have the battery meltdown in the store.
    09-09-2016 10:23 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The hell with it! Throw all the Note 7's into the grinder and come out with a Note 8 with ir blaster and removable battery!
    They aren't going back to a removable battery and there is no Reagan to scrap the Note 7. This hasn't even been two weeks, they just need to finish the recall.
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    09-09-2016 10:23 AM
  5. donm527's Avatar
    There is no need to scrap the Note 7, But...

    They could take this as an opportunity by just saying the Note 7 is a wash this year and produce until February... and then when the S8 comes out, bring out the S8 Note and have all three phones come out the same time each year going forward with all basically having the base specs of processor and memory and then each having it's unique selling points for the S8, S8 Plus and S8 Note.

    Right now I think it kinda stinks the Note 7 didn't show with next gen specs like processor and basically the S7/Edge will be the model that gets the latest power specs. The Note use to showcase the cutting edge specs and then trickled to the other models. And look... Apple has the A10 this week that will be class leading leaving the Note always trailing if they continue this trend.

    They aren't going back to a removable battery and there is no Reagan to scrap the Note 7. This hasn't even been two weeks, they just need to finish the recall.
    09-09-2016 10:34 AM
  6. spridell's Avatar
    Samsung came out today and said new Note 7 will be arriving in Australia starting Sept 21

    Anything on the US yet?
    09-09-2016 10:34 AM
  7. recDNA's Avatar
    They aren't going back to a removable battery and there is no Reagan to scrap the Note 7. This hasn't even been two weeks, they just need to finish the recall.
    This snafu underlines a great advantage of the removable battery. Got a bad one? Recycle and pop in a new one. Before this incident I favored the sealed battery because it allows a larger capacity battery to be installed in the same space and makes waterproofing easier. Now? Just seems like this entire fiasco could have been cured so easily by distributing new batteries rather than taking away phones. With threats of bans I wouldn't even consider buying another Note 7 now.
    monsieurms likes this.
    09-09-2016 10:36 AM
  8. donm527's Avatar
    Samsung says to expedite U.S. Galaxy Note 7 shipments this week

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsun...133134522.html
    09-09-2016 10:43 AM
  9. spridell's Avatar
    Samsung says to expedite U.S. Galaxy Note 7 shipments this week

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsun...133134522.html
    Yeah just saw that.

    I have a feeling the pressure is being put on them big time.
    09-09-2016 10:44 AM
  10. Shawn0813's Avatar
    Shawn, I think I'll just return the phone and use my Note 5 and get a battery case for it until the new Note 7's come.
    Sadly I will have to buy another phone.. I don't even want to activate my iPhone when I return my note 7.
    09-09-2016 10:50 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This snafu underlines a great advantage of the removable battery. Got a bad one? Recycle and pop in a new one. Before this incident I favored the sealed battery because it allows a larger capacity battery to be installed in the same space and makes waterproofing easier. Now? Just seems like this entire fiasco could have been cured so easily by distributing new batteries rather than taking away phones. With threats of bans I wouldn't even consider buying another Note 7 now.
    There would still be a battery recall. There are too many advantages to a sealed battery to bring back removable batteries because on very, very rare thing happened once.

    Threats of bans on recalled items mean nothing. Also the FAA did not ban it, they looked at it and didn't.
    09-09-2016 10:52 AM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    Sine the recall is "voluntary" and 3rd party buyers have nobody to take their phones back why should FAA trust that Note 7 are safe on airplanes? Anybody who takes a new one risks the phone may continue to have restrictions on its use in many venues. I loved mine but why would anybody take that chance?
    09-09-2016 10:57 AM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    There would still be a battery recall. There are too many advantages to a sealed battery to bring back removable batteries because on very, very rare thing happened once.

    Threats of bans on recalled items mean nothing. Also the FAA did not ban it, they looked at it and didn't.
    Some airlines won't allow charging it already.
    09-09-2016 10:58 AM
  14. Blues Fan's Avatar
    The local noon news briefly mentioned the jeep fire and FAA. The talking head called it the "Galaxy 7 phones."
    09-09-2016 11:41 AM
  15. Thomas 3's Avatar
    Yes that is true. I heard it, it's all over the news....
    09-09-2016 11:42 AM
  16. Timomsu's Avatar
    09-09-2016 11:44 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Sine the recall is "voluntary" and 3rd party buyers have nobody to take their phones back why should FAA trust that Note 7 are safe on airplanes? Anybody who takes a new one risks the phone may continue to have restrictions on its use in many venues. I loved mine but why would anybody take that chance?
    Because Samsung will have proof. This is a different issue than 3rd party buys.
    09-09-2016 12:36 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Some airlines won't allow charging it already.
    I know that, because they are recalled items.
    09-09-2016 12:36 PM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    I know that, because they are recalled items.
    So the question is when, if ever, will N7 be fully allowed again? My concern is since recall is voluntary, some venues will never lift ban.
    09-09-2016 12:38 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    So the question is when, if ever, will N7 be fully allowed again? My concern is since recall is voluntary, some venues will never lift ban.
    I'm sure Samsung has been through this. The recall being voluntary or not has zero to do with people returning phones.

    If it is mandatory, how do you know all Note 7's have been returned?
    09-09-2016 12:39 PM
  21. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    I'd be surprised if the airport security agents had enough time or the knowledge to inspect every smartphone that is brought onto a plane. Also, not every phone is the same color, has a logo showing, or hasn't been customized in some unrecognizable way.
    On high security they check everything so it easy for them to inspect your phone, especially when it goes through the XRAY part, the security can stop you and inspect the brand of phone you have and hold it legally.
    09-09-2016 12:45 PM
  22. Gearswinger's Avatar
    Virgin America just sent out an email to employees that they are banning them as well. You can bring it, bit it has to be off and no charging. Don't think it's been officially announced yet.
    09-09-2016 02:06 PM
  23. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Every flight I have been on since 9/11, a phone sets off the security alarm, which is why they don't have you hold them when walking through. Also in the last few years they always make people show their phones power up.
    I've been on 15-20 flights in the last few years and never been asked to show my phone. I put it on my carry on thru TSA check with my tablet and not once have they asked to look in my bag.
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    09-09-2016 02:08 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I've been on 15-20 flights in the last few years and never been asked to show my phone. I put it on my carry on thru TSA check with my tablet and not once have they asked to look in my bag.
    Well you have lucked out then or have TSA agents not doing their job. Of thru see my phone in carry on, they make me power it up. That is to make sure people don't have a fake phone to set off a bomb in cargo.
    09-09-2016 02:15 PM
  25. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Well you have lucked out then or have TSA agents not doing their job. Of thru see my phone in carry on, they make me power it up. That is to make sure people don't have a fake phone to set off a bomb in cargo.
    I figure every adult going thru TSA probably has a phone on them and on top of mine never being checked, never has anyone I've traveled with or the people in front of me that I usually watch. This covers about 10 different airports. The TSA ineptitude must be widespread if they are supposed to check every single one.
    09-09-2016 02:26 PM
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