Samsung Galaxy Note 7s to be blocked from New Zealand phone networks starting November 18th

Galaxy Note 7

If you live in New Zealand and have Samsung Galaxy note 7 then there is a terrible news for you that New Zealand phone companies will blacklist Samsung’s fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones in two weeks, means any of the smartphones that have not already been returned to Samsung or its distributors will no longer be able to be used to make calls, send texts or connect to mobile broadband.

Samsung is “strongly urging” Galaxy Note 7 owners in New Zealand (and anywhere, really) to return the device to the place it was purchased from for an exchange or refund. If a consumer exchanges his Galaxy Note 7 for a cheaper device, Samsung will pay him/her the difference.

As part of our commitment to ongoing safety, Samsung would like to make our customers aware of plans to discontinue network service for Note7 devices.

From the 18 November, customers still using the Note7 will no longer be able to connect to any New Zealand mobile network services to make calls, use data or send SMS messages.
We strongly urge any customers still using their Note7 to return their device to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement. Between November 4th – 18th, we will contact our customers on at least two separate occasions with information about this network discontinuation event to ensure they have received adequate notice.
We would like to thank our Note7 customers for their patience and understanding.

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