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  1. jsk0703's Avatar
    I have been planning to get a Gear S3 frontier so I'm hoping for a S7E bundle or at least a guaranteed safe N7.
    10-09-2016 06:03 PM
  2. tntiger's Avatar
    I'm one of those that is truly on the fence but leaning towards returning my replacement phone. I actually still have the original because I still don't have the return packaging materials that Verizon is sending . . . Anyway, with several reports of replacement phones overheating and catching fire I just don't know if I can live with that risk to my family and home. In all of these stories I keep waiting to hear things about how the phone and battery behaved before it overheated - did they use a battery monitor and if so, what was the max temp. But even if we find out these things about some of the phones is it possible that some overheat without any prior symptoms? For what it's worth, I installed the GSam battery monitor on day 1 and haven't had a temp over 95ºF . . . I'm concerned that this is giving me a false sense of security.

    I'm still within the 14 day period on the replacement phone and I've got a small fortune invested in cases, chargers and protective covers (most not purchased from Verizon) and I still think I'm going to return it. My 2 month old Otterbox Defender order on Amazon just became available to ship and I cancelled it. The only remaining big question is what will I get now . . . I'd prefer to stay with Android but the iPhone 7 plus seems to have a slight advantage over the other available Android phones. I'm going to eat a lot of crow if I wind up doing that because all of my friends know that I'm not a big fan of iOS.

    The bottom line is that this has been a fiasco and it's a complete shame because I really love this phone.
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    10-09-2016 06:05 PM
  3. andrewg13's Avatar
    Loved the N7 and both my original and replacement worked perfectly. However I do travel and didn't want to deal with the bans, restrictions, scrutiny, etc. Got my self a S7e and actually quite happy so far. I'm also was a frequent s pen user and already find myself reaching for it due to habit. Oh well I'll wait for the N8 but will not buy at release. Bye N7 forum. Enjoyed my time here.
    10-09-2016 06:06 PM
  4. athenatp's Avatar
    You can bet that if there is a discontinuation of the N7, Sammy won't risk any more bad headlines and send out an update and disable all units.
    I just love when people say Samsung or the carriers will disable the units. I mean not everyone returned their original Note 7. I have a co-worker that still has hers because guess what? Target still didn't have replacement units up until Wednesday of this week in my neck of the woods. She is still charging up to 100% with fast charge on top of it. I have advised her not to do so and told her to return her phone as she has an old Note 3, she is not a techie and doesn't follow boards but I tell her whatever I know. She is still receiving updates and all. She has ATT. She didn't even know there might be a second recall. Give me a break....by now if they were going to send out disabling updates they would have. I believe some people just love the drama effect of saying certain things.
    10-09-2016 06:08 PM
  5. Sleepwlkr45's Avatar
    I'm here, as it happens cause I saw this thread and it's a question I'm trying to answer as well....liked the S7e a lot for the battery life but really like and need the Spen for jotting notes at work without making people think I'm playing video games or posting to Facebook....
    10-09-2016 06:13 PM
  6. ibcop's Avatar
    I decided on the S7 Edge and I am sending this message from it as I type
    What color did you get? I had the S7E as a loner in silver and didn't dig that color. Had it been black, I probably would have stuck with it. The battery is good plus it has SD card support.
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    10-09-2016 06:16 PM
  7. omgitselaine's Avatar
    Like what...the fires did happen? The phone is a lemon, get over it and move on to the next.
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    10-09-2016 06:16 PM
  8. Jona005's Avatar
    Same thoughts I had on the V20. Now I can't decide......V20 with horrible battery life or iPHone 7 plus....
    From my brief experience with the phone, it may have swayed me to picking up the V20 next week. Really liked the feel of the phone as well as the sound quality. Having a removable battery again wouldn't be so bad, i suppose.
    10-09-2016 06:20 PM
  9. imartez's Avatar
    i am keeping mine, only way i will let it go is if they disable it somehow.
    Hopefully it doesn't catch fire, then you'll have no choice.
    10-09-2016 06:21 PM
  10. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    I just love when people say Samsung or the carriers will disable the units. I mean not everyone returned their original Note 7. I have a co-worker that still has hers because guess what? Target still didn't have replacement units up until Wednesday of this week in my neck of the woods. She is still charging up to 100% with fast charge on top of it. I have advised her not to do so and told her to return her phone as she has an old Note 3, she is not a techie and doesn't follow boards but I tell her whatever I know. She is still receiving updates and all. She has ATT. She didn't even know there might be a second recall. Give me a break....by now if they were going to send out disabling updates they would have. I believe some people just love the drama effect of saying certain things.
    Drama effect? Are you kidding? Samsung has almost reached the threshold where the replacement units are in the same position as the original units. It is actual drama, not perceived. If there are any more replacement units defective, there are only 2 choices-second recall or discontinue the N7. If the latter is done, you can guarantee there will be a worldwide disabling.

    How many people are realistically going to stick it out with a second recall?
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    10-09-2016 06:23 PM
  11. mobrules's Avatar
    This is 2nd time in 2 days for me that mines gotten up to 105° earlier it was 108° while charging so I turned it off.I'm starting to get concerned and I'm wondering at what point is too hot when things start catching on fire? 😟https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...701d02d1fb.jpg
    I have Z Force. The hottest I've seen is 109°. That was using the Motorola charger which is 30 Watts. Unplugged and it dropped rapidly.
    10-09-2016 06:31 PM
  12. Deputy1's Avatar
    I replaced mine today in Brandon, FL. I loved my Note 7. Both the original and replacement unit. Zero issues. Fantastic phone. However, I can read the handwriting on the wall. This line is seriously damaged. Possibly irreplably. Samsung will at some point stop with updates, etc. I went with the S7 edge. Still a great phone. Still love the brand. Hopefully in the future, this can work itself out.
    10-09-2016 06:35 PM
  13. KrisYYC's Avatar
    For me it would for sure be the V20. I have an LG G5 now and have had none of the problems people were reporting and I got it for a steal (unlocked dual-sim for about $430). I'm a camera snob and a bit of an audiophile which is why I stopped buying Samsung after replacing my Note 4. Samsung cameras are good, but I want full manual controls and audio playback I was never impressed with the Samsungs. Throw in their decisions to ditch removable battery and I jumped ship.

    I gotta admit though Sammy makes some damn fine looking phones, especially the Note 7. Best looking phone ever in my opinion. Such a shame about the battery fiasco I really feel for Note 7 enthusiasts going through this mess.
    10-09-2016 06:36 PM
  14. Breuklen's Avatar
    I just love when people say Samsung or the carriers will disable the units. I mean not everyone returned their original Note 7. I have a co-worker that still has hers because guess what? Target still didn't have replacement units up until Wednesday of this week in my neck of the woods. She is still charging up to 100% with fast charge on top of it. I have advised her not to do so and told her to return her phone as she has an old Note 3, she is not a techie and doesn't follow boards but I tell her whatever I know. She is still receiving updates and all. She has ATT. She didn't even know there might be a second recall. Give me a break....by now if they were going to send out disabling updates they would have. I believe some people just love the drama effect of saying certain things.
    AT&T has stopped sales. T-Mobile has stopped sales. Verizon has no Note 7s in stock. You seriously believe that the carriers -- already bitten by the first fiasco of a recall -- will restart sales later on? At this point it appears that the Note 7 is dead and won't be supported by the carriers even if by some miracle the CPSC doesn't mandate a 2nd recall.

    If there is a 2nd recall, the carriers won't allow the devices on their networks and will surely have Samsung kill them remotely. If there is no recall, the carriers will in all likelihood no longer sell the Note 7. Will not support the Note 7 and there will be no updates forthcoming. You're welcome to keep an essentially zombie phone.

    Edited to add: Now in Australia, Samsung has halted shipments of "safe" Note 7s to Telstra

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/9/13...ause-shipments

    So now another major carrier is halting sales and they have none in stock. I seriously doubt they'll sell anymore unless, again, there's a miracle solution to this new rash of fires.
    10-09-2016 06:38 PM
  15. amyf27's Avatar
    What color did you get? I had the S7E as a loner in silver and didn't dig that color. Had it been black, I probably would have stuck with it. The battery is good plus it has SD card support.
    I wanted black, but the store on lyrics had silver and gold in Stock, so I went with silver. Got the $10 Samsung pay reward again, the $5 dunkin donut reward, and was able to request the free 256 gb memory card . Really enjoying it so far. Will see how it handles work emails etc. At work I usually use a quick word file on my computer screen for notes. I type a lot faster than I write lol.
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    10-09-2016 06:38 PM
  16. queenren's Avatar
    We had two Note 7s in my house. I returned both of them to T-mobile this afternoon. I am just over all of this mess. We have Nexus 6Ps and an iPhone 7 Plus. I may be done with Samsung for a while.
    10-09-2016 06:41 PM
  17. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Thats one reason why I do not want the s7 edge.. too expensive $795 on AT&T for a phone thats over 6 months old already. I really want to get the iPhone 7 plus but none in stock probably until late november or early december.
    You can buy or order the unlocked S7 Edge from Best buy for cheaper!
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 32GB (Unlocked) Black G935F EDGE-BLK - Best Buy
    10-09-2016 06:41 PM
  18. Allnicksgone's Avatar
    Drama effect? Are you kidding? Samsung has almost reached the threshold where the replacement units are in the same position as the original units. It is actual drama, not perceived. If there are any more replacement units defective, there are only 2 choices-second recall or discontinue the N7. If the latter is done, you can guarantee there will be a worldwide disabling.

    How many people are realistically going to stick it out with a second recall?
    I would trade my Note 7 for a third one, but I don't think the carriers will play along again.

    If they recall, and kill the Note 7, I'll get a refund, go back to my Note 3, and wait for the Note 8, or whatever they change the name to.
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    10-09-2016 06:42 PM
  19. bobxxz's Avatar
    6 months is old now? I know tech moves fast but jeez lol
    It's not that its old, but it's definitely not worth almost $800 for something that is over 6 months old already. Maybe around 500ish to 600 it be fine.
    10-09-2016 06:45 PM
  20. rushmore's Avatar
    If the device is running hot even after a reset, take no chance and return it. Neither of the two Note 7s I have/had exhibit this, but would return if did.
    10-09-2016 06:47 PM
  21. LyricalNonsense's Avatar
    R.I.P Note 7, it was arguably the best Android phone until it caught fire. Note 7s incoming.
    10-09-2016 06:48 PM
  22. amyf27's Avatar
    I got mine through t-mobile eip plan. I know I'm paying a little more for it but I like how they support the phone. I've had small issues when the Note 5.when I had it and the obvious ones with the Note 7 when I had it and getting those things fixed has been easy with the store. Also sons s6 is thru that as well.
    10-09-2016 06:48 PM
  23. jimgravy's Avatar
    Three words...Moto Z Force!
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    10-09-2016 07:07 PM
  24. athenatp's Avatar
    AT&T has stopped sales. T-Mobile has stopped sales. Verizon has no Note 7s in stock. You seriously believe that the carriers -- already bitten by the first fiasco of a recall -- will restart sales later on? At this point it appears that the Note 7 is dead and won't be supported by the carriers even if by some miracle the CPSC doesn't mandate a 2nd recall.

    If there is a 2nd recall, the carriers won't allow the devices on their networks and will surely have Samsung kill them remotely. If there is no recall, the carriers will in all likelihood no longer sell the Note 7. Will not support the Note 7 and there will be no updates forthcoming. You're welcome to keep an essentially zombie phone.

    Edited to add: Now in Australia, Samsung has halted shipments of "safe" Note 7s to Telstra

    Samsung is ‘pausing’ shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 to Telstra, says internal memo - The Verge

    So now another major carrier is halting sales and they have none in stock. I seriously doubt they'll sell anymore unless, again, there's a miracle solution to this new rash of fires.
    Sir, please name the last phone that was remotely killed by a carrier or a company? I mean I don't know one. So please educate me. And not that they don't have the capacity to do so. But when have they "done" so?
    Also where did I ever mention that I will keep the zombie Note 7? No one is disputing the fact that carriers are stopping or halting their sales. My whole post was about disabling the phone......Not sure what yours was about.
    10-09-2016 07:10 PM
  25. Shanda5303's Avatar
    I have Z Force. The hottest I've seen is 109°. That was using the Motorola charger which is 30 Watts. Unplugged and it dropped rapidly.
    Thanks for the info, I'm watching it. If it does get hotter than 103° I try to unplug and turn off. It just sucks because this is the phone I'm not supposed to be worrying about. Also it has done this while it wasn't charging, once while updating a crap load of apps and another time when using my hotspot.
    10-09-2016 07:10 PM
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