10-20-2016 09:22 AM
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  1. Silvercorvette's Avatar
    I keep getting text messages to turn it in but I have been looking forward to getting my 7 for a long time. I am thinking of walking on the wild side and keeping it.

    Who is keeping it and what is the worst that can happen? If I keep the phone close by I can put it in the sink if I smell smoke,
    10-19-2016 10:53 PM
  2. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    I keep getting text messages to turn it in but I have been looking forward to getting my 7 for a long time. I am thinking of walking on the wild side and keeping it.

    Who is keeping it and what is the worst that can happen? If I keep the phone close by I can put it in the sink if I smell smoke,
    I'm keeping mine.
    10-19-2016 10:57 PM
  3. Silvercorvette's Avatar
    I love this phone so I wanted to see if anyone was also keeping theirs. I was going to delete my post because there was a similar one but now I think I will un-deleate to see what others are doing
    10-19-2016 11:01 PM
  4. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    It's funny...Im getting the V20 next week and I'm so anxious to get it meanwhile Im using what was previously the best smartphone of 2016, the Note 7 ....I'm not keeping this device I'm already starting to resent it...After a while the carrier's will eventually step in and disable them so your best bet is to start shopping for a alternative
    sean_4d8 likes this.
    10-19-2016 11:09 PM
  5. Silvercorvette's Avatar
    I paid over $900 for this phone and love it. Is it legal to disable a phone?
    10-19-2016 11:15 PM
  6. Challenger513's Avatar
    I'm keeping mine. Participated in both recalls, however I've had 3 different Note 7's, and no issues whatsoever. I'm an absolute HUGE Apple fan boy, however I've been extremely underwhelmed since they released the iPhone 6. I've gotten to the point where I'll only use iOS if a jailbreak is available. I currently have an iPhone 7, an S7 Edge, and actually drove two hours to buy a replacement Note 7 today. It's a T-Mobile unlocked model (I use AT&T), and I love that it came with the original Samsung Note 7 BLACK BOX (Not the AT&T box lol). I just regretted returning it, so I had to buy a new one. Do I believe there are faulty devices? Definitely! Do I feel that this was blown outta proportion by media coverage? Hell yes! Either way, I have the best (current) device and I intend on using it. I think to myself, "If it weren't for social media, I bet this phone would still be for sale, and thriving." I'm sure we'll get more details as the days go on.

    Anyway, YES, I intend on keeping mine and using it until they release the S8, or something even better. I have my backups just in case I need to travel. I've been absolutely tired of the back and forth, trying to decide if I'm going to keep it or not. I've done my research, gathered my own opinion, and I made my decision. I'm happy, and that's all that matters. It's hands down the best device I've ever used.
    10-19-2016 11:18 PM
  7. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    I paid over $900 for this phone and love it. Is it legal to disable a phone?
    Yes it is...all bets are off when it's been recalled and they are offering refunds
    10-19-2016 11:19 PM
  8. Mdm23's Avatar
    Yes it is...all bets are off when it's been recalled and they are offering refunds
    Why haven't they already disabled the phone is my question to all of you who think they will?
    jackash0912 and athenatp like this.
    10-19-2016 11:39 PM
  9. lanenubia's Avatar
    Yes it is...all bets are off when it's been recalled and they are offering refunds
    Was the second time an official recall or just a recommendation?
    10-19-2016 11:46 PM
  10. TomOfTx's Avatar
    Keeping mine at least until Samsung determines the actual cause of some N7's catching fire, regardless of it being crippled or not. I paid for it and I choose to keep it for the time being. If a real defect is said to exist with the N7 and cannot be found by Samsung, then what? I am happy to see many others not be sheeple and quick to blindly follow the media or some bureaucrats in the government (CPSC) who rubber stamped both recalls and said replacement N7's were safe without any hard evidence of the root cause of any N7 fires and if the problem actually was corrected. Typical useless government agency trying to look important when they are not.
    10-19-2016 11:52 PM
  11. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    Was the second time an official recall or just a recommendation?
    The 2nd time was worst then the first.....Phone is now banned from all airlines and officiallyrecalled and production has stopped....It shouldn't take much convincing to get people to exchange their device...
    10-20-2016 12:09 AM
  12. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    Keeping mine at least until Samsung determines the actual cause of some N7's catching fire, regardless of it being crippled or not. I paid for it and I choose to keep it for the time being. If a real defect is said to exist with the N7 and cannot be found by Samsung, then what? I am happy to see many others not be sheeple and quick to blindly follow the media or some bureaucrats in the government (CPSC) who rubber stamped both recalls and said replacement N7's were safe without any hard evidence of the root cause of any N7 fires and if the problem actually was corrected. Typical useless government agency trying to look important when they are not.
    I don't think Samsung will come out and let us know what they find....they have no reason to cause the device is recalled and they already cancelled production..They wouldn't kick up dust weeks later explaining what was wrong only making themselves look even worst...I can see if this was a voluntary recall then they would have a obligation to inform the people that still have the device but no one should have the device by the time they come to that conclusion
    10-20-2016 12:12 AM
  13. TomOfTx's Avatar
    I don't think Samsung will come out and let us know what they find....they have no reason to cause the device is recalled and they already cancelled production..They wouldn't kick up dust weeks later explaining what was wrong only making themselves look even worst...I can see if this was a voluntary recall then they would have a obligation to inform the people that still have the device but no one should have the device by the time they come to that conclusion
    Samsung has said they will find the cause and report it. If they do not, do you expect anyone will have any faith in the safety of future devices they sell? The media nazis here in the USA will be sure to keep reminding consumers about the N7 when the next flagship device goes on sale if the cause of the N7 fires was not proven to have been corrected on new devices. Time will tell. I just know that absent a determination of the cause of the N7 fires, if actually a real defect existed, will make me less likely to buy Samsung devices in the future.
    10-20-2016 12:37 AM
  14. jhimmel's Avatar
    I don't think Samsung will come out and let us know what they find....they have no reason to cause the device is recalled and they already cancelled production..They wouldn't kick up dust weeks later explaining what was wrong only making themselves look even worst...I can see if this was a voluntary recall then they would have a obligation to inform the people that still have the device but no one should have the device by the time they come to that conclusion
    According to the email Samsung sent me, this is a voluntary recall.
    10-20-2016 04:51 AM
  15. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Why haven't they already disabled the phone is my question to all of you who think they will?
    It's still early. They want to give everyone an opportunity to return them first. They can't expect everyone to return them within a couple of weeks and be without a phone. I think once a couple more weeks go by, they will set a deadline. It's a great phone, but not worth the hassle or risk at this point to try and prove a point.
    10-20-2016 05:33 AM
  16. Laura Crusader's Avatar
    They're already starting to disable some features from what i read in different threads. Even brick it possibly.

    Of course, i believe it depends on location: Im with Verizon & my 7 still works (waiting on a box) Another user posted yesterday about the 7 asking why his screen went dark w/ just a Verizon logo & 4 blinking dots at the bottom & the phone was unresponsive to the home button. He was unaware about the recall we assume. We haven't heard back from him. Yet.
    10-20-2016 05:50 AM
  17. delco714's Avatar
    I'm still waiting for Verizon return box. My s7e is waiting..ready for the SIM card. It will NOT get that SIM card until I'm ready to ship back my note. I love this Damn phone as much as the ORIGINAL Motorola droid if not more
    10-20-2016 06:53 AM
  18. naturalguy's Avatar
    Sorry to be harsh but it's incredibly stupid to keep this phone
    10-20-2016 07:15 AM
  19. Bcool's Avatar
    I'm keeping mine until I have no other choice.
    10-20-2016 07:19 AM
  20. ultravisitor's Avatar
    If they do not, do you expect anyone will have any faith in the safety of future devices they sell?
    What are you talking about? There are people who are already saying they'll buy the S8 and whatever the followup to the Note is. There are people who are claiming this is sabotage. There are people who won't even let go of their Note 7. These people haven't lost faith in Samsung.

    There's a lot of blind Samsung worship that's just as bad as people claim the Apple crowd to be.
    10-20-2016 07:47 AM
  21. The Phone Company's Avatar
    What are you talking about? There are people who are already saying they'll buy the S8 and whatever the followup to the Note is. There are people who are claiming this is sabotage. There are people who won't even let go of their Note 7. These people haven't lost faith in Samsung.

    There's a lot of blind Samsung worship that's just as bad as people claim the Apple crowd to be.
    Yeah, strange, I thought TomOfTX was one of us. Transporting explosive HazMat for the military saying that he laughs at how small of a deal this whole people are scared to carry on using their Note 7's.

    Not a personal attack, I like Tom, just can't understand his change of tune.
    10-20-2016 07:53 AM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    Moderator Note: Friendly reminder to keep posts positive and productive.
    10-20-2016 08:37 AM
  23. LeoRex's Avatar
    Why haven't they already disabled the phone is my question to all of you who think they will?
    Time... they need to allow time for people to return them... And I think the fact that there is a bit of a supply issue with the S7 Edge, the phone they most want people to switch to.

    But as far as I see it, that so many people are ignoring the recall almost assures that someone... whether it be Samsung or the carriers... are going to take action to make it all but useless as a device or phone. Wouldn't surprise me if carriers will begin blacklisting Note 7s and freezing them off their networks.... they could be held at least partially liable for damage or injury.
    10-20-2016 08:39 AM
  24. The Phone Company's Avatar
    Time... they need to allow time for people to return them... And I think the fact that there is a bit of a supply issue with the S7 Edge, the phone they most want people to switch to.

    But as far as I see it, that so many people are ignoring the recall almost assures that someone... whether it be Samsung or the carriers... are going to take action to make it all but useless as a device or phone. Wouldn't surprise me if carriers will begin blacklisting Note 7s and freezing them off their networks.... they could be held at least partially liable for damage or injury.
    The Note 7 JUST received a software update. It is reported to make it run smoother, adds a Notification if the Charger is not plugged in properly, etc, etc.
    The Note 7 will NOT be blocked in this respect, it is NOT a "dead" device, it is very much alive, and SUPPORTED on this evidence alone.
    Please stop saying otherwise.
    10-20-2016 09:03 AM
  25. LeoRex's Avatar
    Please stop saying otherwise.
    Samsung has permanently halted production of the Note 7 line and issued guidance for all users to power then down and return them for refund or exchange. The DOT and FAA have banned them for all commercial and cargo flights. Update or not, that is the reality of the situation.
    10-20-2016 09:13 AM
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