View Poll Results: Are you handing your phone in

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  • Already handed it over.

    23 32.86%
  • Probably going to hand it in.

    28 40.00%
  • Na, she'll be right mate.

    19 27.14%
09-15-2016 03:40 PM
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  1. Clocks's Avatar
    Recalled Samsung phone explodes in little boy’s hands | New York Post

    The frustrating thing is how impossible it has been for Samsung to send *one* message through all of its retail channels. There are posts everywhere where people are told to take their phones home until the new ones come in, or stores jerking people around on return policies, or lying, or ignorant. Who knows what or how many stories the owner of this phone was told or if they ever even received the "turn off your phone and wait until some future date when you might get a replacement" message from Samsung.
    09-11-2016 07:15 PM
  2. catloverplayer's Avatar
    And it apparently wasn't charging either. I thought it was safe when not charging.
    09-11-2016 07:17 PM
  3. akin_t's Avatar
    And it apparently wasn't charging either. I thought it was safe when not charging.
    Short circuits can happen anytime.
    09-11-2016 07:20 PM
  4. jsgiv's Avatar
    And it apparently wasn't charging either. I thought it was safe when not charging.
    No... Samsung never said the issue only occurred when the device was charging..

    That's why CSPC came in and stated to shut down the device...

    I am amazed everytime I see someone minimize this issue and make the statement that they are being safe by only charging the phone at certain times, etc.

    This isn't the first or only report of it exploding in someone's hand either, as it was previously reported via various Reddit discussions where a few people were just holding it and it caught fire.

    But some feel that since it's on Reddit then it can't be true..

    Maybe this story will make some rethink their position and return the device now...
    scorpiodsu and soulsmilen like this.
    09-11-2016 07:34 PM
  5. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    And it apparently wasn't charging either. I thought it was safe when not charging.
    I'm guessing anytime the battery is at work (which is when it's on) it can happened. Probably even more so when charging or doing battery intensive activities. But this is why they said power then off and return them. They didn't say they found the issue only when the phone is charging.
    09-11-2016 07:46 PM
  6. Clocks's Avatar
    Every Note 7 that caught fire was safe.....until it blew up. Right, it's just a phone, and even though mine was working fine I swapped it. It's slightly inconvenient but at the end of this mess I'll have a brand new Note 7 and be on my way. People should keep in mind a possible fire threat isn't only a danger to the owner. Others need to be considered.
    Keep in mind, you're lucky. Many reports of people being sent away from stores or told by sales reps not to worry about it, or given misinformation. If people on this board can't get an exchange done what hope does a grandmother have (like the one who's grandson was just burned by a note 7)?
    Strong_Genetics likes this.
    09-11-2016 07:47 PM
  7. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    No... Samsung never said the issue only occurred when the device was charging..

    That's why CSPC came in and stated to shut down the device...

    I am amazed everytime I see someone minimize this issue and make the statement that they are being safe by only charging the phone at certain times, etc.

    This isn't the first or only report of it exploding in someone's hand either, as it was previously reported via various Reddit discussions where a few people were just holding it and it caught fire.

    But some feel that since it's on Reddit then it can't be true..

    Maybe this story will make some rethink their position and return the device now...
    Yeah it's a lot of dismissive people trying to downplay the seriousness because their device hasn't caught fire. It is serious. And it can happen to you.
    09-11-2016 07:47 PM
  8. Allnicksgone's Avatar
    And it apparently wasn't charging either. I thought it was safe when not charging.
    I didn't see any mention in this article if it was charging or not. Did you see this elsewhere?
    09-11-2016 07:48 PM
  9. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I didn't see any mention in this article if it was charging or not. Did you see this elsewhere?
    Yeah I think it said he was watching videos and holding it. Didn't read whether the phone was charging while doing so.
    09-11-2016 07:51 PM
  10. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Rumour: Samsung might remotely disable your Note 7 if not exchanged by 30 September - Ausdroid
    https://ausdroid.net/2016/09/11/rumo...-30-september/
    09-11-2016 07:56 PM
  11. Clocks's Avatar
    Rumour: Samsung might remotely disable your Note 7 if not exchanged by 30 September - Ausdroid
    https://ausdroid.net/2016/09/11/rumo...-30-september/
    It's a rumor based on an anonymous user on a reddit thread that got turned into a clickbait article. While it may happen, this story is based on the weakest of Internet rumors.
    09-11-2016 07:59 PM
  12. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    “These incidents have occurred while charging and during normal use, which has led us to call for consumers to power down their Note7s.”

    "The commission is still deciding whether Samsung can issue replacement Galaxy Note7s."
    09-11-2016 08:05 PM
  13. Allnicksgone's Avatar
    “These incidents have occurred while charging and during normal use, which has led us to call for consumers to power down their Note7s.”

    "The commission is still deciding whether Samsung can issue replacement Galaxy Note7s."
    Yes, I have no doubt it can happen even if it's not being charged. But for curiosity's sake, it would be interesting to know if it was charging in this incident.
    09-11-2016 08:09 PM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    That's so terrible! As awful as this story is, it needs to be spread as many places as possible, so people take Samsung seriously and return their phones for replacement devices.
    09-11-2016 08:11 PM
  15. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Hmm, as an adult, I'll wisely make sure my little one doesn't use my recalled phone. Problem solved.
    09-11-2016 08:24 PM
  16. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    That's so terrible! As awful as this story is, it needs to be spread as many places as possible, so people take Samsung seriously and return their phones for replacement devices.
    Exactly!!!! This was bound to happen, personal injury from a Note 7. The news about the Note 7 is all over the world's media and it's now been banned in airlines from more than 1 country now. I doubt that this is the last Note 7 failure that causes a personal injury, house or car fire that you hear of. There will be more before it all ends.

    The Note 7 will be a complete write off for Samsung, just like Nokia was for Microsoft. I'm sure Samsung will go great guns when the S8 comes, but the Note 7 is dead in the water as far as profitability is concerned.
    09-11-2016 08:26 PM
  17. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    "The commission is still deciding whether Samsung can issue replacement Galaxy Note7s."

    From kid article.
    09-11-2016 08:30 PM
  18. kabeeo's Avatar
    Let's just say that I have my doubts
    lanenubia and TechnologyTwitt like this.
    09-11-2016 08:33 PM
  19. robber's Avatar
    Hmm, as an adult, I'll wisely make sure my little one doesn't use my recalled phone. Problem solved.
    And then also hope it doesn't burn your house down.
    09-11-2016 08:37 PM
  20. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    Hmm, as an adult, I'll wisely make sure my little one doesn't use my recalled phone. Problem solved.
    Truly irresponsible.
    09-11-2016 08:42 PM
  21. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    And then also hope it doesn't burn your house down.
    I don't keep my phone near gasoline as a general rule, so I think that chance is 0%.
    09-11-2016 08:44 PM
  22. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Wow, now that's it hurt a kid, this phone is done.
    09-11-2016 08:47 PM
  23. robber's Avatar
    Tell that to the guy who's house burned down.
    09-11-2016 08:48 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    That sucks.
    09-11-2016 08:48 PM
  25. halflifecrysis's Avatar
    Wow, now that's it hurt a kid, this phone is done.
    You'd think they could kill it with an OTA ...maybe leaving only a low power 911 mode.
    09-11-2016 08:49 PM
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