Published: Tue, October 11, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

AT&T might permanently drop Galaxy Note 7 sales

This device and its massive recall campaign have been a headache for USA carriers, but while most have re-started sales of replacement models, AT&T is thinking it might not even bother, and drop the Galaxy Note 7 from its lineup altogether.

USA carriers are offering customers to swap their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacement unit with another available smartphone.

Bloomberg reported that AT&T is also considering dropping the Galaxy Note 7 from its lineup of smartphones.

Meanwhile, with regard to the replacements of the Galaxy Note handsets, a Wall Street Journal report has revealed that all the leading wireless carriers are replacing the Note 7 units, with other handsets, for their customers.

Samsung launched a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 due to cases of the device's battery exploding.

Still anxious that your replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone might catch fire? The incident has raised safety concerns of Galaxy Note 7 replacement units.

Customers can also return any Note 7 accessories that they purchased from T-Mobile. "Any Verizon customer concerned about the safety of their replacement Note 7 smartphone may take it back to the original point of purchase to exchange it for another smartphone beginning Saturday, October 8", says Verizon Wireless in a statement.

If you've got a replacement Note 7, will you be keeping it or exchanging it?

Samsung launched its new flagship Note 7 smartphone in August.

The recall has cost Samsung about $1 billion. Samsung and the U.S. CPSC are still investigating the Southwest Airlines incident, and Samsung still hasn't gone on the record confirming that it was indeed a replacement device.

If AT&T does decide to stop sales of the smartphone, it would be a massive blow to Samsung, as the carrier is its third biggest customer.

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