10-11-2016 09:32 AM
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  1. jamesrick80's Avatar
    Up until when do we have to return this phone? Im gonna call Tmobile. Because I wanna take my time to research the next phone I want. At the end of the day I am the one who went through 2 recalls and will be forking over money. No one is giving me a free phone or a discount right now. So I'm gonna give it back, but if there is some time I will choose what I want first. And I have no back up phone right now.
    Keep your note 7 until you can exchange it for the device you actually want...u have at least 4 good weeks with this device before they would even consider a cutoff date.....
    athenatp likes this.
    10-11-2016 08:51 AM
  2. Gsxr151's Avatar
    They ain't gonna get mine!!
    10-11-2016 08:58 AM
  3. Extremevl's Avatar
    I just posted this in another thread but besides putting custom ROMs on your Note 7 (if its possible for your model), what will people really get from keeping their Note 7 that would offset all the negatives that I described below? I LOVED the Note 7 but I've never owned a phone that was recalled and will no longer receive support and especially with the Note 7's price tag.



    I know people love the Note 7, I loved mine before I returned it during the first recall but here is why I don't see really anyone keeping their Note 7 now:

    1. No software updates from Samsung (Android 7 aka Nougat)

    2. No security updates

    3. No support from Samsung (warranty replacements, technical support, etc)

    4. No accessories from Samsung or 3rd parties (Amazon, Ebay, Target, etc)

    5. No carrier support at all

    6. Devices could be disabled in the near future after the refund period ends

    7. IMEI's blacklisted from being used on carrier networks (if possible)

    8. Device could possibly cause damage or injury and owners would have no legal recourse since they didn't return the phone within the return period (whatever that period will be from the carriers or retailers)

    9. Can't use carrier insurance, 3rd party insurance (mostly likely) or Samsung's Protection Plan since it would be ineligible if you keep the device after this new global refund period is over
    10-11-2016 09:04 AM
  4. 1213 1213's Avatar
    If the phone is getting no support you are probably better off jumping ship at this point.
    10-11-2016 09:08 AM
  5. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    I just posted this in another thread but besides putting custom ROMs on your Note 7 (if its possible for your model), what will people really get from keeping their Note 7 that would offset all the negatives that I described below? I LOVED the Note 7 but I've never owned a phone that was recalled and will no longer receive support and especially with the Note 7's price tag.



    I know people love the Note 7, I loved mine before I returned it during the first recall but here is why I don't see really anyone keeping their Note 7 now:

    1. No software updates from Samsung (Android 7 aka Nougat)

    2. No security updates

    3. No support from Samsung (warranty replacements, technical support, etc)

    4. No accessories from Samsung or 3rd parties (Amazon, Ebay, Target, etc)

    5. No carrier support at all

    6. Devices could be disabled in the near future after the refund period ends

    7. IMEI's blacklisted from being used on carrier networks (if possible)

    8. Device could possibly cause damage or injury and owners would have no legal recourse since they didn't return the phone within the return period (whatever that period will be from the carriers or retailers)

    9. Can't use carrier insurance, 3rd party insurance (mostly likely) or Samsung's Protection Plan since it would be ineligible if you keep the device after this new global refund period is over
    Number 6 is the only real problem for me. Already have all of the accessories i need, can happily stay on the current OS and not too concerned about security updates. why would i need carrier support for (unless they shut the service off).

    As far as number 8, i'm rolling the dice.
    10-11-2016 09:09 AM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    6. Devices could be disabled in the near future after the refund period ends
    Reposted for emphasis... Keeping the phone for any length of time is a risk... not just because of the battery. At some point, Samsung, retail outlets and carriers may not longer accept them back for refunds and returns. You might be end up with a $850, partially disabled 5.7" WiFi only tablet that is at constant risk of a fire.

    Why take that chance?
    10-11-2016 09:10 AM
  7. lanenubia's Avatar
    Ok good just saw on CNN that we have starting October 13th until December 31st to return or exchange the Note 7. Hopefully, carriers will oblige by this.
    Maybe Samsung will launch another phone by December 31st and I can switch then.
    athenatp likes this.
    10-11-2016 09:13 AM
  8. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    Maybe Samsung will launch another phone by December 31st and I can switch then.
    *Sigh*...Not happening....anything they release in the near future will have to be rigorously checked by the CSPC ...Nothing will come out from them until the S8 around spring ....I know it sucks but choose another device......
    10-11-2016 09:16 AM
  9. dvarapala's Avatar
    Wow this is appalling. People it's a phone I guess mainly OP it's a phone and being in denial isn't going to make this issue go away. Just accept it and stop using the N7.
    The Note 7 is not "just a phone."

    This situation reminds me of the ending scene in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" - James Bond found the love of his life, they just got married and are driving off into the sunset to begin a long and happy life together, when suddenly she is snatched away from him forever by an assassin's bullet.
    rushmore and Cary Quinn like this.
    10-11-2016 09:22 AM
  10. Jona005's Avatar
    "If you wanna keep your N7, come in, it's toasty in here".
    10-11-2016 09:24 AM
  11. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    It shocks me to read those who want to sign waivers, assume liability, etc just to use this phone.

    Do you REALLY want to be 100% liable for when your phone explodes? What if it happens in a: restaurant, mall, cab, your car, your home, your apartment complex (where others live!), your school, work, etc, etc etc. Your insurance (renters, homeowners, auto) is NOT going to cover losses that occur when the you were TOLD to return the device because it is dangerous. You got deep pockets to pay for those potential lawsuits? What if it explodes while you are driving and you cause a major accident and kill someone? What if it explodes and burns down your apartment complex and kills someone? What if it explodes at 30,000 feet while you're flying (even IF you shut it off, we've seen they self-destruct)? What if you burn down your place of employment? Coworkers will love you won't they?

    Think about what you are saying. Be smart. It SUCKS. I wanted this phone so bad.
    You mean IF my phone explodes?
    If I get a flat tire?
    If I get electrocuted plugging an appliance into the wall?
    Very big ifs....
    10-11-2016 09:25 AM
  12. mscjr's Avatar
    I'm going to assume anyone I see still using a Note 7 in a week or two stole it, or obtained it through ill means.

    It's just a phone.

    I get it - we're passionate about technology, we're passionate about the things we like and don't want to be told what to do. Guys, this isn't the hill to die on, it's a flipping cell phone.

    Does it suck that the N7 is the most capable Android phone ever produced? Yes... yes it does. But adversity makes room for innovation, give them the room to do it. By stubbornly hanging on to a defective device, you are sending the loud and clear message that "I know it's potentially unsafe, but it's good enough". Is that the message you want to communicate?

    Turn it in - get something else - get the new version when it comes out.

    It's just a phone.
    10-11-2016 09:27 AM
  13. swarlos's Avatar
    The Note 7 is not "just a phone."

    This situation reminds me of the ending scene in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" - James Bond found the love of his life, they just got married and are driving off into the sunset to begin a long and happy life together, when suddenly she is snatched away from him forever by an assassin's bullet.
    Wow really you're going to compare losing a phone to losing a human being?! Now we've really gone crazy. Get a life.
    ultravisitor likes this.
    10-11-2016 09:29 AM
  14. aggie's Avatar
    Wow. Quitters? Samsung wouldn't have self initiated a second "recall" at the cost of billions of dollars if there wasn't a very serious issues. Returning the Note 7 for refund or a replacement device isn't quitting, it's using common sense.
    Delirious D likes this.
    10-11-2016 09:30 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    Troll thread is troll. Thanks everyone, cya around.
    10-11-2016 09:32 AM
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