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  1. rushmore's Avatar
    Banned from flights, so was the final decider for me.
    From A Buick 8 and libra89 like this.
    10-14-2016 08:26 PM
  2. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    Really, you don't know? You keep the phone, you will get cut off from support, updates, you will get the battery throttled back, you will have zero resale value, you will get shut down, if you cause a fire... YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE.

    If you don't see the ramifications, you are on your own!

    Adios!
    Being on my own is the whole point. Deciding to keep the phone as long as I can is my decision.
    10-14-2016 08:30 PM
  3. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    Banned from flights, so was the final decider for me.
    I get that and if I traveled then i would feel the same way.
    10-14-2016 08:31 PM
  4. Honey_184's Avatar
    I'm hoping (but not holding my breath) that Verizon will still honor the annual Samsung upgrade device payment plan even though it was removed (again!) When I first ordered my N7, I purchased under that agreement. The only way I'm ok with getting a phone I don't really want (S7 Edge) is if I know for sure I'm not stuck with it for 2 years. If they refuse, (which I fully expect) I'm not returning the N7 until the S8 Edge gets released
    10-14-2016 08:39 PM
  5. rushmore's Avatar
    Being on my own is the whole point. Deciding to keep the phone as long as I can is my decision.
    Careful though. The South West dude stated his device worked great and then he dropped it before getting on the plane. It then started showing signs of heat (all Android phones do sometimes). He then turned it off and too late to stop the chemical short.

    The battery build and assembly process has facilitated a volatile device due to the trying to force a thin device for the specs. Seems a double whammy. Bad battery builds and tight placement in the case. The combination essentially creates the potential of a chemical burn grenade.
    10-14-2016 09:03 PM
  6. Mdm23's Avatar
    what am i going to,loose
    Nobody's losing anything. These doomsday comments are hilarious. The phone is under an official safety recall. I dont see them putting a deadline on it. I can see messages getting more common or an aggravating update, but the opportunity to turn the phone in can't be taken away in the near future. And with all the news that circulates here, we'll see crippling updates or anything similar coming a mile away.
    10-14-2016 09:19 PM
  7. dvarapala's Avatar
    what am i going to,loose
    If they disable your phone and it's past the window for getting a refund/exchange, you'll lose $950 (or whatever you paid for the Note 7).
    nj1266 likes this.
    10-14-2016 09:40 PM
  8. rushmore's Avatar
    Check my posts in the past, I'm one of the people mocking the hysteria. I coined Jeep Guy, etc. The problem is the potential here is apparently legit and just a drop on a hard surface that shows no apparent damage could be just enough to compromise the insulation between the anode cathode layers in the cell.

    Samsung F'd this up on so many levels. Production, QC, reaction time, narrative, containment of suspect product, etc. They are being amicable now to avoid epic class action suits. Is the potential high? Seems not, else we would see a lot more events.

    None the less, dropping this device could result in breaching a physical threshold and increasing potential of a chemical short with a device that appeared fine up to that point.
    10-14-2016 09:45 PM
  9. donm527's Avatar
    But if you believe the owner in the southwest airlines incident of what happened... and i believe that it could have happened that a drop could have been the trigger that finally caused the battery to fail... then a person could possibly have a booby trapped phone on their hands and who knows how many drops or how many charges it's going to take before it goes.

    That guy was lucky in a way... what if you're driving and using your google maps on phone to navigate and it drops on console or floor and triggers it and burns while driving? just one example... just dropping it and then having to wonder if it will trigger it.

    I guess no time limit on the recall... but what about carrier and service contract with the carrier?

    Nobody's losing anything. These doomsday comments are hilarious. The phone is under an official safety recall. I dont see them putting a deadline on it. I can see messages getting more common or an aggravating update, but the opportunity to turn the phone in can't be taken away in the near future. And with all the news that circulates here, we'll see crippling updates or anything similar coming a mile away.
    10-14-2016 09:47 PM
  10. eyecon82's Avatar
    Back to topic....

    I'm keeping mine as long as i can. Hopefully till the s8 is announced.

    It's basically like a free "get out of jail" card. This matters because I'm on an old grandfathered plan that has 2 year pricing on phones, so I only got my note 7 for $350
    From A Buick 8 likes this.
    10-14-2016 09:49 PM
  11. ultravisitor's Avatar
    That guy was lucky in a way... what if you're driving and using your google maps on phone to navigate and it drops on console or floor and triggers it and burns while driving? just one example... just dropping it and then having to wonder if it will trigger it.
    Well, if someone ends up in a flaming fireball of a vehicle while on the highway and ends up with several third degree burns all over their body and gets in a wreck that injures or kills others...that was his choice. Being on his own and liable for all of that was the point.
    10-14-2016 09:51 PM
  12. alwilliam's Avatar
    Part of my motivation for now is my flights in the next few weeks. I am betting the N7 gets banned beyond just shutting it off. Steps are also apparently in place to essentially kill as many of the devices in the next few months with a stealth update.
    Yeah, it's official. DOT officially banned the Note 7 on all flights. United Airlines sent me an email today, saying the US Department of Transportation has prohibited from carrying Samsung Note 7 devices on board an aircraft or packing them in checked or carry-on baggage, other wise you will be denied boarding. A message also appeared on my phone regarding this matter.
    10-14-2016 09:53 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    what am i going to,loose
    Well in addition to losing your house or car, you could lose your life and or the life of your loved ones.
    nj1266 likes this.
    10-14-2016 09:55 PM
  14. ddymond's Avatar
    I just checked Ebay and there a pages and pages of listings for the Note 7!!!!!! There are even bids. One stooge is asking $5000 so he can get a new phone and have money to buy a ring for his girlfriend. Unreal.

    Edit. It was to pay off debt, not to buy a new phone!!!
    10-14-2016 09:57 PM
  15. rushmore's Avatar
    That was my plan until the absolute flight ban. No harm no foul though:

    1. Free 256gb card (works great in Note 4)

    2. Note 4 has some positives over the Note 7. Signal reception a biggie.

    3. Note 4 is like a new device after resetting and installing Marshmallow

    4. Saved $890

    That's my spin anyway
    10-14-2016 09:58 PM
  16. nizmoz's Avatar
    Nope. Turned mine in to BB today and back to my Note 4. Reset the N4 to stock, updated to Marshmallow 6.01, reinstalled my apps and just got a new 6440mah extended battery. The device is fast and did not expect it. Have not used beyond VR for the past year and expected a big let down. Nope, seems just as fast in UI, plus LTE and wifi reception are both better than the Note 7. Especially LTE signal.

    Another bonus is I prefer the Note 4 display. Looks great and flat, so no side distortion. Still surprised how folks like the Edge. It has twice the side distortion on the display.

    Though half the internal storage space of the Note 7, the 256GB card works fine.

    Part of my motivation for now is my flights in the next few weeks. I am betting the N7 gets banned beyond just shutting it off. Steps are also apparently in place to essentially kill as many of the devices in the next few months with a stealth update.

    I am on Verizon, so not expecting a same time release for the V20. They have Pixels in their eyes right now.
    It just got banned from being on board a plane now. It will be confiscated.
    10-14-2016 10:03 PM
  17. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I'm a gadget geek as much as the next person. I typically buy every flagship to try it out. iPhone or android. But I'm sorry, no phone is worth this hassle. Most people are going to do the same thing on any phone they have: social media, texting, email, music, games. Using the same apps that you always use. Sure I get it the note has more features than most phones in one device but none of those things are critical to the things most do day to day. You're putting everyone at risk around you by keeping the device. It's not just you. Everywhere you take the device, you immediately put those around you at risk. It's unfortunate that it's come to this but no phone is worth this. No one phone.
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    10-14-2016 10:03 PM
  18. nizmoz's Avatar
    The iPhone is really not the closest. You will lose 80% of the features you had with the N7.
    Umm no. Maybe 20%.
    10-14-2016 10:04 PM
  19. keepnitreel's Avatar
    If they disable your phone and it's past the window for getting a refund/exchange, you'll lose $950 (or whatever you paid for the Note 7).
    Well I guess I'll lose nothing because that's what I've paid.... The device shows on my account as paid in full....
    10-14-2016 10:06 PM
  20. dario12v's Avatar
    I'm definitely NOT returning mine!
    10-14-2016 10:07 PM
  21. nizmoz's Avatar
    How did you install the newer OS on a note 4?
    10-14-2016 10:09 PM
  22. rushmore's Avatar
    Umm no. Maybe 20%.
    Depends on what you weight:

    No file drag and drop

    No true OTG

    No theme customization in apps or UI

    No emulators

    No sd slot for more media storage

    No 3.5 jack with 7P

    No Flash


    Some people do not care about that stuff, so no harm no foul and the iPhone is a great fit.
    10-14-2016 10:14 PM
  23. KupKrazy's Avatar
    The flight ban was the final word for me since I do have to travel. Even if I didn't travel, I wouldn't want to be locked down in the event there was unexpected travel. Pulling the SIM card and putting it in my old GS7edge, and will just wait for the next best thing. I have a secondary phone which is still an iPhone6, but I don't think I could ever make it my primary go-to phone. It's just way too limiting to me for every day use.

    I thought about going back to my Note4, but I like the camera on the GS7edge more so I'll stick with it.
    10-14-2016 10:18 PM
  24. nizmoz's Avatar
    Depends on what you weight:

    No file drag and drop

    No true OTG

    No theme customization in apps or UI

    No emulators

    No sd slot for more media storage

    No 3.5 jack with 7P

    No Flash


    Some people do not care about that stuff, so no harm no foul and the iPhone is a great fit.
    Most of those are worthless reasons.
    ultravisitor likes this.
    10-14-2016 10:34 PM
  25. Kilroy672's Avatar
    That was my plan until the absolute flight ban. No harm no foul though:

    1. Free 256gb card (works great in Note 4)

    2. Note 4 has some positives over the Note 7. Signal reception a biggie.

    3. Note 4 is like a new device after resetting and installing Marshmallow

    4. Saved $890

    That's my spin anyway
    How is the signal on the Note 4? I'm talking to a guy who has one for sale on eBay. The funny thing is the guy lives in the same city as I do. Rather having it shipped I may meet in a public place to pick it up.
    10-14-2016 10:59 PM
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