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. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I'm almost wondering maybe the S8 will have a Note version and rebranded as an Edge Note or something and just scrap the Note 7. I mean replacements will still be out but otherwise they will scrap it, or more than likely it will be back in stores later. Either way I'm returning it today or tomorrow for an Edge. Besides I have to wonder about software updates for it not, plus trade in value and stigma attached to it. The Edge will be their flagship until next spring now. I guess I will wait until April or May to see what they do with S8 edge. No way I'm pre ordering or buying early again after this. I'll wait a month or two.

    But it's time to focus on S8. Any chance they put an spen in the S8 Edge and brand it as a Note but with slightly different name.
    No way! Samsung wants two times a year for people to blow their money on them. You release them both at the same time like Apple, you get only one cash cow. For the people that like to jump from the S to the Note, they would lose all those sales.
    09-14-2016 12:24 PM
  2. Chuck Young's Avatar
    So I wanted to be able to go back to my Note 4 instead of using my Note 7 but also wanted to have the option to go and use the 7 if I wanted. Went back and forth with AT&T and they wanted the 7 for a new SIM for the Note 4. Tired of that little game I popped out the old SIM card in the Note 4. Popped out the silly SIM chip with a razor knife and hacked at the micro SIM skeleton from the Note 4 until I had a nice nano-SIM sized hole in it. Popped the adapted nano-SIM in to the Note 4 and wallah, now I can use either phone just by swapping the SIM. Beat driving 30 miles to the ATT store in Summit County and really beat driving 100 miles to Denver. lol


    Now I will simply wait and see what AT&T and Samsung do with the Note 7 AND use either phone I choose.
    09-14-2016 12:26 PM
  3. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Logical answer to the original post is "why advertise for a phone they can't currently sell?" . Also, iPhone 7 incoming.
    Possibly, they are redoing their promotional signage when the new ones are released to advertise the fact that these are the NEW Note7 and not the firestarters.
    People like to jump to conclusions instead of thinking rationally. Scrapping the whole release would be idiotic.
    Think of it as a re-release and they'll need a way to promote it going forward.
    Jona005 likes this.
    09-14-2016 12:27 PM
  4. Xenuprime's Avatar
    How is Samsung going to control who gets the replacement phones, and how would they know it's a new purchase vs an exchange?
    09-14-2016 12:28 PM
  5. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    How is Samsung going to control who gets the replacement phones, and how would they know it's a new purchase vs an exchange?
    They send them to stores and only allow exchanges and no new sales.....They would set a new release date and carriers wouldn't be able to sell them until then
    09-14-2016 12:29 PM
  6. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    New Note 7 to include 256GB of internal storage, Snapdragon 823 chip and 6GB or ram. Wait, I had a dream.

    Please just give me my new replacement Note 7.
    09-14-2016 12:31 PM
  7. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    L3, makers of the Eotech holographic sights used on rifles had a big debacle last year when they settled with the US government over claims of faulty optics in extreme temps. They offered every single customer a full MSRP refund if they sent theirs back in even if you bought it on sale still got full MSRP check. Maybe Samsung could send each user like a $100 check for our troubles.
    Or...just lower the price by $100. They are all being refunded anyways. Seems like the easiest route. Why would someone hang onto a bad $849 device when then can return it and get $100 off of a good one? That's one sure way to get more defective phones returned.
    09-14-2016 12:31 PM
  8. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    New Note 7 to include 256GB of internal storage, Snapdragon 823 chip and 6GB or ram. Wait, I had a dream.

    Please just give me my new replacement Note 7.
    Another thing i was thinking about is if they had any idea when the replacements were coming we would hear something by now ...they wouldn't leave us in the dark and **** us off for no reason....Leaves me to believe the U.S market for this phone is looking pretty grim....Everyday the note 7 is getting banned in more and more places while were still in the dark on whether or not it's gonna be weeks or months....And they want us to blindly get a old S7 and just wait it out? Get real.....if I don't hear anything solid and official by Monday this phone is going bye bye ..
    09-14-2016 12:35 PM
  9. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    The Note 7 is already the troll under the bridge. Samsung is famous for abandoning their phone with updates.
    Right now it's looking like the Note 7 is doomed.
    09-14-2016 12:35 PM
  10. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Just be careful with those adapters, especially make-shift ones... should anything go awry, something will get stuck in your SIM tray.
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    09-14-2016 12:41 PM
  11. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    A pic of the modified sim tray on the N4 would be great. Thanks.
    So I wanted to be able to go back to my Note 4 instead of using my Note 7 but also wanted to have the option to go and use the 7 if I wanted. Went back and forth with AT&T and they wanted the 7 for a new SIM for the Note 4. Tired of that little game I popped out the old SIM card in the Note 4. Popped out the silly SIM chip with a razor knife and hacked at the micro SIM skeleton from the Note 4 until I had a nice nano-SIM sized hole in it. Popped the adapted nano-SIM in to the Note 4 and wallah, now I can use either phone just by swapping the SIM.

    Now I will simply wait and see what AT&T and Samsung do with the Note 7 AND use either phone I choose.
    09-14-2016 12:43 PM
  12. rushmore's Avatar
    Flame away, but still think the most effective way to both mitigate these type of issues total cost and customer impact is to redesign with replaceable battery. Consumers are going to be weary from this point forward and being able to swap batteries would ease consumer minds.

    That of course would take many months to happen. This event could at least get them to consider the option, though unlikely it would happen.
    09-14-2016 12:44 PM
  13. jlczl's Avatar
    When the time comes when you feel it was faulty, it might be too late...
    How so? If he has it on his person the whole time and charges it only in an area with no flammable materials around what can happen? Do you believe it'll just blow up with no warning while he's using it? Is there any evidence of this happening to anyone (since the report about the 6 year old child was revealed to not even be a Note 7)? At that, it can obviously happen to any phone but is there evidence that any of these occurrences happen this way on a Note 7? Serious questions.
    Super Dave426 likes this.
    09-14-2016 12:45 PM
  14. al3azim's Avatar
    i went back to my Note 4 as a temporary fix until the replacements arrive and while the Note 4 is a great device, it does not compare to the experience I was having with the Note 7. Don't get we wrong, the Note 4 is a capable device and has most of the features but overall performance of the note 7 is hugely improved (as expected) from the Note 4. I can definitely notice a performance difference.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-14-2016 12:48 PM
  15. boufa's Avatar
    Flame away, but still think the most effective way to both mitigate these type of issues total cost and customer impact is to redesign with replaceable battery. Consumers are going to be weary from this point forward and being able to swap batteries would ease consumer minds.

    That of course would take many months to happen. This event could at least get them to consider the option, though unlikely it would happen.
    Yep, not going to happen. It's in the past, and that is where it will stay. The battery issue would not be fixed by just swapping out the battery..not an effective solution. Go back to sleep.

    Another thing i was thinking about is if they had any idea when the replacements were coming we would hear something by now ...they wouldn't leave us in the dark and **** us off for no reason....Leaves me to believe the U.S market for this phone is looking pretty grim....Everyday the note 7 is getting banned in more and more places while were still in the dark on whether or not it's gonna be weeks or months....And they want us to blindly get a old S7 and just wait it out? Get real.....if I don't hear anything solid and official by Monday this phone is going bye bye ..
    Your logic is 100% flawed. You cannot hear anything because the US government isn't allowing them to release anything. They would rather say nothing than have a deadline that they will miss. When it's approved it will be released. I'm certain it's ready, it just needs approval.
    Jona005 likes this.
    09-14-2016 12:50 PM
  16. rushmore's Avatar
    I respect people being cautious- when in doubt, turn it in! I am not doubting though and will not stop using the Note 7 until I get a replacement. The Note 7 has been outstanding and going to anything else it this point would be like going from Led Zeppelin to Nickelback. Ain't happening.
    09-14-2016 12:52 PM
  17. boufa's Avatar
    Are you sure they did it as a refund or was it an exchange?
    What's the difference? My single receipt shows a full value refund of my Note 7 and the cancelation of my NEXT plan. Then it shows I bought a s7 edge case and an s7edge onto a next plan. All in 1 step. Total due from me was $30 for the case... which I will get back when the new notes come out. Easy as pie.

    I would love a VR...but I'd rather hold onto my Note 7 until I get it replaced instead of switching to another phone. I mean if they offer me one I'll definitely take it.
    They are offering it to you, you just refuse to qualify. They will not give you anything so that you hang on to your phone that they have advised you is dangerous. Do whatever you want, but don't expect to be rewarded for it.
    09-14-2016 12:55 PM
  18. rushmore's Avatar
    Yep, not going to happen. It's in the past, and that is where it will stay. The battery issue would not be fixed by just swapping out the battery..not an effective solution. Go back to sleep.



    Your logic is 100% flawed. You cannot hear anything because the US government isn't allowing them to release anything. They would rather say nothing than have a deadline that they will miss. When it's approved it will be released. I'm certain it's ready, it just needs approval.
    I did not say it would fix it. Stop sleeping when you read posts

    As far as not an effective solution to mitigate total cost and customer impact, please explain. That seems objectively false.
    09-14-2016 12:55 PM
  19. Rob.G's Avatar
    Yesterday, I was forced (literally) to give up my Note 7. Not because it blew up... but because of some [removed] here at work.

    As it was explained to me, during a staff meeting that I wasn't attending, somebody made a joke about the exploding Note 7s. Then some guy became alarmed. Then another guy said yeah somebody a few feet from you has one (referring to me). So this guy FREAKS OUT and throws a huge fit over it and DEMANDS that my phone be kicked out of the building.

    The guy I work with and another guy tried to talk this guy off the ledge by saying it really wasn't a big deal as long as I don't charge it here (which I have been, btw, and had no issues... no heat or anything)... but he wasn't having it. He was so "freaked" that he had to have it gone. This particular loser has a reputation for being like this, I was told later on.

    So my team leads requests that I do so. I initially refuse, so he says okay, he'll have to run it up the chain of command see what happens next. Not wanting it to come down to having to tell them to FOAD, I gave up and said fine. I went over to the local AT&T store and traded it. Ended up with an S7 Active in digital camo. Neat looking phone, but it's no Note 7.

    BUT... I'll say this. First, it's WAY faster than my Note 7, and battery life on it is quite remarkable. It lost 7% overnight, then I charged it up here at work this morning and unplugged it at 7:30 AM. By now at 11 AM, it's down to 94%. My Note 7 would be into the mid 80's by now. I thought these things had identical guts, minus memory and storage.

    Anyway.. I'm now keeping an eye out for when I can get a new Note 7. I don't care of the media is calling it a "dud" because of the issues. It's a darn nice phone and I want another one.

    Rob
    09-14-2016 12:57 PM
  20. jimd1050's Avatar
    Yesterday, I was forced (literally) to give up my Note 7. Not because it blew up... but because of some [removed] here at work.

    As it was explained to me, during a staff meeting that I wasn't attending, somebody made a joke about the exploding Note 7s. Then some guy became alarmed. Then another guy said yeah somebody a few feet from you has one (referring to me). So this guy FREAKS OUT and throws a huge fit over it and DEMANDS that my phone be kicked out of the building.

    The guy I work with and another guy tried to talk this guy off the ledge by saying it really wasn't a big deal as long as I don't charge it here (which I have been, btw, and had no issues... no heat or anything)... but he wasn't having it. He was so "freaked" that he had to have it gone. This particular loser has a reputation for being like this, I was told later on.

    So my team leads requests that I do so. I initially refuse, so he says okay, he'll have to run it up the chain of command see what happens next. Not wanting it to come down to having to tell them to FOAD, I gave up and said fine. I went over to the local AT&T store and traded it. Ended up with an S7 Active in digital camo. Neat looking phone, but it's no Note 7.

    BUT... I'll say this. First, it's WAY faster than my Note 7, and battery life on it is quite remarkable. It lost 7% overnight, then I charged it up here at work this morning and unplugged it at 7:30 AM. By now at 11 AM, it's down to 94%. My Note 7 would be into the mid 80's by now. I thought these things had identical guts, minus memory and storage.

    Anyway.. I'm now keeping an eye out for when I can get a new Note 7. I don't care of the media is calling it a "dud" because of the issues. It's a darn nice phone and I want another one.

    Rob
    Thank God for our American News Media for Stirrin' the Proverbial Pot! Gotta Love 'em!
    09-14-2016 01:01 PM
  21. cerberus0820's Avatar
    I don't have an android to switch back to, but I want to return my phone as I don't want to pay for it if I can't use it. I do have my last device, non-android, to use for the time being.

    I want to backup the current apps / settings / home screen layout now, turn in my device, and when I am able to get the new note 7, restore everything back. From my understanding, the samsung smart switch won't work as I won't have the old device when I get the new one.

    Any advise?
    09-14-2016 01:05 PM
  22. njshoremom4gurlz's Avatar
    My friend just told me she had to return hers and get an iPhone?
    What!
    I thought they were recalled not returned and done!
    09-14-2016 01:06 PM
  23. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I use one of these sim card adapters so I can swap sims between any one of my other phones to my Note 4 or Note Edge. I got three of these from BestBuy. The adaptor came along with the T-Mobile sim card that I ordered about two years ago. As far as using the adaptor in a sim card tray such as what the Note 7 has, I would be very careful because they can get stuck. Since you would only be using it on the Note 4, you wouldn't have any problems. You can get adapters like this on Amazon or eBay with no sim card.

    Power Down and Don't Charge Note 7 per The Consumer Product Safety Commission-20160914_120509.jpg
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    09-14-2016 01:09 PM
  24. jimd1050's Avatar
    Note 5 and the Note 7 apparently have the same SIM - they just swapped mine back to the Note 5 for me with no problems! My Note 7 is sitting in the Box, waiting for the new ones to arrive... COME ON SAMSUNG!
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-14-2016 01:09 PM
  25. amyf27's Avatar
    One thing that was fun when I had the note 7 while.on Vaca at the beach (before I returned it): I took it out intent the water with me and shot a few photos a short videos of the waves. I didn't dunk it just kept it above the water. Sure it got splashed a few times but no worries there
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    09-14-2016 01:09 PM
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