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. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    What do you guys think about keeping the device until the s8 comes out? And then exchanging it? They still have to exchange it , even if it's that far in the future?
    This won't drag out that long we will either have replacements or be under a mandatory recall by that time and you won't have a choice but to surrender the phone cause the carriers can just block the imei's from using their network
    09-14-2016 05:23 PM
  2. Blues Fan's Avatar
    FYI people wanting to maybe purchase an S7 edge, and save some money at the same time, it appears stores running low on them. Tmobile store 12 miles from me were out today, and the one 35 miles away only had TWO left. They can always order them, but IMO I wouldn't wait much longer.

    IMO this recall is more complicated than first thought it looks like. I wouldn't expect Note 7 any time soon in American retailers. WHy I got the Edge and will see what the S8 Edge brings to the table in the spring.
    09-14-2016 05:24 PM
  3. eyecon82's Avatar
    This won't drag out that long we will either have replacements or be under a mandatory recall and you won't have a choice but to surrender the phone cause the carriers can just block the imei's from using their network
    but if it doesn't?

    If so, Perhaps do an esn swap before D-day? Then go back complaining once the newer phones come out?
    09-14-2016 05:25 PM
  4. Blues Fan's Avatar
    This won't drag out that long we will either have replacements or be under a mandatory recall by that time and you won't have a choice but to surrender the phone cause the carriers can just block the imei's from using their network
    IMO what I'd do is offer an exchange for a S7 Edge and knock off a couple hundred bucks off the Edge for people who are exchanging their Notes for it. I know it's not a Note but at least the closest thing to it and a premium flagship still.
    09-14-2016 05:26 PM
  5. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Yes, your upgrade date resets if you do a return.
    Right there while you are in the store?
    09-14-2016 05:32 PM
  6. badMojo69's Avatar
    If you, like me, returned your N7 for a refund and went back to your old phone that had previously then you are out of the loop. You would have to wait and go through the "New Purchase" line after all the others do their exchanges. For me it was worth it because even though I love the N7 and think it is a great phone - there really is no telling when the new ones will be released. I've got my money back. My upgrade is reinstated. And I have this cool Gear Fit2 for my troubles!
    I'm not out of the loop, because I'm not going to buy the N7. I'm going with the IP7+ and will more than likely wait for the N8 vs IP8+ next year. Never had a iPhone, so this will be interesting.
    09-14-2016 05:39 PM
  7. dadsterflip's Avatar
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=k7NJdncE

    Man hoping soon enough for us in the state.

    Hoping once cpsc announces the official recall. It would be streamlined and all done in one smooth transaction. Not give us the official exchange program
    That we already know
    09-14-2016 05:50 PM
  8. ibcop's Avatar
    Right there while you are in the store?
    Well, they process it but the system has to update. I got my credit within a matter of minutes.
    09-14-2016 05:53 PM
  9. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    This isn't a Note 7 but rather an S7, never seen video before about how it looks, just the aftermath. Still holding on to my Note 7, but haven't turned it on in days, maybe never again.

    09-14-2016 05:57 PM
  10. soldier45's Avatar
    By October all this will be a distant memory and everyone who wants to keep their Note 7 will have a replacement with no issues. Iphone 7s turn in the lion's den next. Lets wait and see what happens with that one. Guessing those that are getting the shiny jet black model will get scratched really easy and complaining all over the place. #TheNestAppleFiasco
    09-14-2016 05:57 PM
  11. eyecon82's Avatar
    I don't know how people can even consider the iPhone after this? Apple still hasn't even acknowledged touch gate. And Android is way different
    09-14-2016 06:23 PM
  12. badMojo69's Avatar
    Why does everything go back to Apple? Samsung is not Apple. Gawd enough of that already. I hope my IP7+ has no issues, but time will tell. I know 1 thing for a fact my N7 isn't my problem anymore since I did as requested and turned it in.
    09-14-2016 06:43 PM
  13. robber's Avatar
    Hyperbole aside on the mortal danger being in a meeting room with someone and a Note 7, Yes

    The people I work with know my background in batteries and trust my knowledge on the subject. Actually one of the reasons I am working where I am now is batteries. Still exchanging mine when one is available, but mainly due to concerns with warranty and support. The battery on mine is fine, based on Samsung's description of the problem. The are obviously not lying, since the problem the stated is embarrassingly standard to sample before a production run. That and not having a trace process for each device and their batteries indicates a poor process.
    My close friend has a PhD in chemical engineering, did his thesis on alternative energy storage and currently works for the navy as a civilian in their energy research department based in Singapore.

    He told me I was nuts to be carrying the note around and to dump it immediately.
    09-14-2016 06:44 PM
  14. boltsbearsjosh's Avatar
    I'm not out of the loop, because I'm not going to buy the N7. I'm going with the IP7+ and will more than likely wait for the N8 vs IP8+ next year. Never had a iPhone, so this will be interesting.
    Won't be that interesting. You'll probably be bored going from android to ios unless you don't enjoy doing anything with your phone.
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    09-14-2016 06:46 PM
  15. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Won't be that interesting. You'll probably be bored going from android to ios unless you don't enjoy doing anything with your phone.
    These are the kind of statements that don't make sense. YOU might be bored. Everyone is different. Most people do the same thing on their phones: text, email, phone, social media. All the apps they use on one for entertainment they can get on the on the other. Features of the phone like being waterproof or wireless charging do not make you not bored.
    ajb1965 likes this.
    09-14-2016 06:50 PM
  16. badMojo69's Avatar
    Won't be that interesting. You'll probably be bored going from android to ios unless you don't enjoy doing anything with your phone.
    My point...I don't. I buy a phone I stick with the launcher it comes with (exception being Arrow). I'm a windows phone user by heart, so not into all the launcher tweaking. Changing up wallpapers and fonts is the most I do.
    09-14-2016 06:51 PM
  17. boltsbearsjosh's Avatar
    These are the kind of statements that don't make sense. YOU might be bored. Everyone is different. Most people do the same thing on their phones: text, email, phone, social media. All the apps they use on one for entertainment they can get on the on the other. Features of the phone like being waterproof or wireless charging do not make you not bored.
    Makes perfect sense. iOS is a very limited OS compared to Android and someone who has never used ios before is probably going to find it boring compared to android. Not everyone of course, but the majority would.
    stronggeek likes this.
    09-14-2016 06:55 PM
  18. cardboard60's Avatar
    These are the kind of statements that don't make sense. YOU might be bored. Everyone is different. Most people do the same thing on their phones: text, email, phone, social media. All the apps they use on one for entertainment they can get on the on the other. Features of the phone like being waterproof or wireless charging do not make you not bored.
    After leaving Apple nearly 4 yrs ago.
    I couldn't imagine going back to Apple.
    stronggeek likes this.
    09-14-2016 07:51 PM
  19. rushmore's Avatar
    My close friend has a PhD in chemical engineering, did his thesis on alternative energy storage and currently works for the navy as a civilian in their energy research department based in Singapore.

    He told me I was nuts to be carrying the note around and to dump it immediately.
    Of COURSE he said that: Alternative energy... I used to build them, test them, supervise production, QC rework supervision (for these type it was scrap and disposition). Go by what you know. You chose to turn it in and I chose to keep. We both seem,content with our decision

    That all said, for somebody to spas in a meeting about someone with a Note 7 and feigning mortal worry, that is also nuts and hyperbole to the "11" on a Spinal Tap amp. By that measure they must not drive or use cars, since that is far more mortally risky.
    msndrstood and WalkingHorse like this.
    09-14-2016 08:01 PM
  20. ScottJ28's Avatar
    After leaving Apple nearly 4 yrs ago.
    I couldn't imagine going back to Apple.
    I'm just the opposite, after leaving Apple a few years ago, and being with Android, mainly Samsung, I'm possibly getting ready to take the plunge with IOS and the iPhone 7+.
    09-14-2016 08:03 PM
  21. homer813's Avatar
    I'm just the opposite, after leaving Apple a few years ago, and being with Android, mainly Samsung, I'm possibly getting ready to take the plunge with IOS and the iPhone 7+.
    I'm doing the same. I love both of them so I'm always torn. They both have their pros and cons. If we could combine them somehow it would be great. But until then, you have to choose your sides. I really like the Note 7, but after all of this, I don't see a reason to hang onto something with all this uncertainty, and for as much as I paid for it.
    09-14-2016 08:10 PM
  22. dogdooley's Avatar
    According to the WSJ, US phones won't get the battery limiting update anytime soon and we are still waiting on the CPSC to do the recall!

    Samsung Plans Software Update to Cut Galaxy Note 7 Fire Risk - WSJ



    U.S. consumer-safety officials continued to sift through a range of issues related to the phone’s problems on Wednesday. They hoped to move quickly to issue an official recall in cooperation with Samsung, but such announcements typically include a planned fix for the faulty product.

    “CPSC is taking seriously its obligation to independently look into the safety of any replacement product that the company seeks to provide to consumers,” a CPSC official said this week. “We are working as hard we can and as fast as we can.”

    Samsung said it continues to work with the U.S. agency and its carrier partners. “No action will be taken without the approval of the CPSC,” the phone maker said.
    09-14-2016 08:18 PM
  23. rushmore's Avatar
    According to the WSJ, US phones won't get the battery limiting update anytime soon and we are still waiting on the CPSC to do the recall!

    Samsung Plans Software Update to Cut Galaxy Note 7 Fire Risk - WSJ



    U.S. consumer-safety officials continued to sift through a range of issues related to the phone’s problems on Wednesday. They hoped to move quickly to issue an official recall in cooperation with Samsung, but such announcements typically include a planned fix for the faulty product.

    “CPSC is taking seriously its obligation to independently look into the safety of any replacement product that the company seeks to provide to consumers,” a CPSC official said this week. “We are working as hard we can and as fast as we can.”

    Samsung said it continues to work with the U.S. agency and its carrier partners. “No action will be taken without the approval of the CPSC,” the phone maker said.
    ........ If the recall includes the devices already staged as replacements, it is pretty much game over for the Note 7. This could result if the audit concludes a systemic failure of QC.
    09-14-2016 08:23 PM
  24. stronggeek's Avatar
    After leaving Apple nearly 4 yrs ago.
    I couldn't imagine going back to Apple.
    I'm just the opposite, after leaving Apple a few years ago, and being with Android, mainly Samsung, I'm possibly getting ready to take the plunge with IOS and the iPhone 7+.
    I'm with boltsbearsjosh & cardboard60.

    I've used used windows, ios & android and I always end up back on android.

    I returned my note 7 and tried to use a borrowed iphone 6 (I really thought I could do it) and it was a horrible experience!
    I'm using the s7e refurb for now. Much better experience than ios. You'll see!

    It was lifeless and limited. It's the reason my friend gave it up so easily. She now owns a note 7 and won't give
    it up until the new 7 drops.

    I'm just glad we have choices, but I'm too spoiled with the android os to lose that much control to ios. I also thought
    ios should be WAY smoother and faster for not allowing much user control, but in most cases android now keeps up.

    Good luck though!
    09-14-2016 08:31 PM
  25. dvarapala's Avatar
    What's interesting to me about that video is the fact that, unless there is a wireless charging pad built into that table, the phone was not being charged at the time it caught fire. Yes, this is a different type of phone, and the failure mode can certainly be different, but perhaps we're wrong to assume that the N7 won't catch fire unless it is being charged.
    09-14-2016 09:38 PM
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