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  1. jmnesq's Avatar
    Tons of us are still using them... yet no new reports since the recall last week.

    Interesting.

    (cue the X-Files music...)
    10-16-2016 12:26 AM
  2. team420's Avatar
    Still have mine, and still use it daily (waiting on vzw to send return packaging) but it's not on the network, and I don't take it with me when I leave the house.

    I kinda wish vzw would just send the return packaging already.... I'd love to re-activate it, but highly doubt vzw would let me....
    10-16-2016 12:53 AM
  3. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    Definitely not ruling out sabotage at this point...or just people seeking their 15 seconds of fame.
    10-16-2016 01:58 AM
  4. 103Softail's Avatar
    And were there ever reports of store display phones burning or of boxes full of them in storage or in travel burning? Only individuals that I've read about. Good insurance scam, if it was an insurance scam of course. Certainly makes it easy pickings for the opposition doesn't it.
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    10-16-2016 04:11 AM
  5. frope01's Avatar
    Very interesting. I'm still using mine without incident. Not even overheating. The hype is unreal. There have been cars which crash and kill people but aren't banned from roadways when recalled.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    10-16-2016 05:32 AM
  6. keepnitreel's Avatar
    I read an article a few days ago that estimated about 1 million N7s are still in use around the world even though people were ask to turn them off.
    Even if only 250,000 or 100,000 are still in use around the the world, where's the fires?
    10-16-2016 06:22 AM
  7. blueGN7's Avatar
    I'm also highly suspicious that the replacement GN7s have a problem that can cause a fire. Mine has been working flawlessly & not overheating. I am researching replacement phones, since I know I will need to return it soon.
    Serkle K, kevinpleasants and Weils like this.
    10-16-2016 07:20 AM
  8. 103Softail's Avatar
    Yes well I'd rather keep using Note 7 instead of this s7edge but if they brick them?? So will be returning it next week. Id be the first to buy again tho.
    Joeykool likes this.
    10-16-2016 07:50 AM
  9. valglbgl's Avatar
    I too am still using my Note 7. I don't want another phone. Obviously something was happening but really nothing had happened or that we've heard about. I agree someone was looking for 15 minutes of fame.
    10-16-2016 09:06 AM
  10. Mdm23's Avatar
    Still using mine too. Plus I read Samsung engineers and testers have not been able to duplicate this overheating issue on thein own. They've reportedly been testing since the first recall and cannot get a Note 7 to overheat. This is BS in my opinion, or at the very least didn't warrant a full blown recall. I'm using mine until the absolute last minute. The only reason I know I'll have to give it up is the loss of support and resale ability.
    10-16-2016 09:35 AM
  11. ljedik's Avatar
    I second that, not giving it up until I absolutely have to. Not worried that I might not get updates since the phone is flawless as is. If Verizon shuts me down, we'll, then I'll have to go to the Note 5. Until then, long live the King of smartphones!
    10-16-2016 09:40 AM
  12. cynth.hgn's Avatar
    There were no incidences here in Canada except one minor overheating burn
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    10-16-2016 11:06 AM
  13. rushmore's Avatar
    Were it not for my flights, I would have been defiant too. Just missed the ban for yesterday when returning by one day. More flights over the next few weeks. Apparently some more draconian steps are going to be taken to purge the Note 7 with stealth updates and zero tech or warranty support.

    I'm already in mental spin mode: I do not miss the Note 7 curve, glass casing, or weaker signal reception. Everything else though, I really really liked.
    10-16-2016 11:17 AM
  14. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    Still using mine, plan to keep it as long as I can. Only going to turn it in if they brick it
    10-16-2016 11:24 AM
  15. Blues Fan's Avatar
    And were there ever reports of store display phones burning or of boxes full of them in storage or in travel burning? Only individuals that I've read about. Good insurance scam, if it was an insurance scam of course. Certainly makes it easy pickings for the opposition doesn't it.
    actually, yes there was. Back in late Aug someone from the St. Louis area posted pics of a Tmobile display model that burnt up. They worked for Tmobile and posted actual pic of it.
    crystinonfire likes this.
    10-16-2016 12:14 PM
  16. Mdm23's Avatar
    actually, yes there was. Back in late Aug someone from the St. Louis area posted pics of a Tmobile display model that burnt up. They worked for Tmobile and posted actual pic of it.
    Anyone got links to that picture?
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    10-16-2016 01:11 PM
  17. honda-Dave's Avatar
    I have said it over and over again. I want my phone back I like my S7E, but I don't use it like I did my note......
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    10-16-2016 01:28 PM
  18. jgraves1107's Avatar
    Very interesting video on YouTube. Mashables takes 3 N7's and tortures them. It takes a 1,000 watt bulb with the N7 right on it for it to burn up. Maybe it's not as bad as the media has played it. So when is the cpsc giving out answers to why these went up in smoke?
    10-16-2016 01:34 PM
  19. dario12v's Avatar
    I'm using my note 7 every day
    No issues
    Will continue to use it until t-mobile cuts service to it
    I disabled software updates capabilities through package disabler, in case Samsung tries to cripple it
    Samsung wants to give me 100 to DOWNGRADE to a lesser phone and waste my upgrade eligibility
    And make me pay for a phone I DON'T WANT.... So when the galaxy S8 comes out, I won't be able to upgrade
    No way that is going to happen
    I'm keeping my note 7 to the Last possible minute

    Hopefully until s8 comes out
    10-16-2016 01:39 PM
  20. dario12v's Avatar
    I have said it over and over again. I want my phone back I like my S7E, but I don't use it like I did my note......
    Man... You shouldn't have given it back... There's a million of us keeping our note 7.... Not even 1 incident since Samsung canceled the pbone
    10-16-2016 01:55 PM
  21. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Man... You shouldn't have given it back... There's a million of us keeping our note 7.... Not even 1 incident since Samsung canceled the pbone
    I'm in that number. I've called my guy to do my N7 to S7E exchange, but I just can't bring myself to get in my car and go. I've even backed my phone up, but didn't do the reset. I.JUST.CANT!
    10-16-2016 02:04 PM
  22. ehosey2's Avatar
    The Note7 definitely has problems
    ...hence the recall of all of them. That does not mean all of them have a problem. But SOME of the problems are the following:

    The media incorrectly reporting several of the incidents erroneously stating the device to be a Note7.

    Some of the claims made are obviously questionable.

    Samsung would have to inspect every single Note7 to identify and conclusively determine the actual number of defective devices which I would imagine to be cost prohibitive.

    Samsung has been unable to recreate the problems in their testing facilities.

    Again, this does not mean all devices are proven to be affected, just all devices must be recalled.
    From A Buick 8 and Serkle K like this.
    10-16-2016 02:08 PM
  23. keepnitreel's Avatar
    I'm in that number. I've called my guy to do my N7 to S7E exchange, but I just can't bring myself to get in my car and go. I've even backed my phone up, but didn't do the reset. I.JUST.CANT!
    I feel you.
    I have a iPhone 6 and a N3 all setup and ready to go but I can't bring myself to swap out the SIM card
    10-16-2016 02:08 PM
  24. dario12v's Avatar
    I feel you.
    I have a iPhone 6 and a N3 all setup and ready to go but I can't bring myself to swap out the SIM card
    I can't tell you what to do, it's your decision, but I will tell you...
    I'm definitely keeping mine
    From A Buick 8 likes this.
    10-16-2016 02:13 PM
  25. rushmore's Avatar
    The issues are due to the battery from a chemical short that can be already unstable, or made that way from a drop. Root cause per Samsung is some batteries have the issue due to production.

    Not seeing how heat is the trigger, but a compromise of the anode cathode layers through faulty production that shows up quickly, or compromised from a drop or some similar force.

    Best test would be drops and not trying to get it hot. Otherwise probably not burning up. The lack of battery tech appreciation appears to proliferate even after the Note 7 death.

    Key word being Some in regards to batteries being compromised.
    10-16-2016 02:15 PM
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