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AT&T Considers Stopping All Samsung Note 7 Sales ( 54

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: ATT Inc. is considering stopping all sales of Samsung Electronics Co.'s flagship Galaxy Note 7 over concerns about the smartphone's safety, according to a person familiar with the situation. A final decision will likely come as soon as Friday, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. ATT spokesman Fletcher Cook declined to comment. Like many competitors, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier is already offering alternative smartphones to people who return Note 7 devices. Samsung started replacing the Note 7 last month because of a flaw in its lithium battery that can lead to overheating and pose a burn hazard to customers. Airlines have banned customers from using the smartphones on flights, and the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines Co. plane earlier this week was blamed on smoke caused by a replacement device. ATT's move would be a further blow to Samsung. The wireless carrier is the third-biggest customer of the South Korean company, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Samsung is already facing a bill that analysts estimate stretching into the billions of dollars for the recall of 2.5 million Note 7 phones that it announced last month. A U.S.-based Samsung spokeswoman didn't immediately have a comment.
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AT&T Considers Stopping All Samsung Note 7 Sales

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    why haven't you greedy fucks quit selling them already?

    • why haven't you greedy fucks quit selling them already?

      Because there's no formal recall and other than 1 odd case the was no reason to suspect the current batch of Note 7s in the shop to have any problem?

      I'm sure you're happy to send me all your money since you consider just standard normal operating practice to = "greedy fucks" and you have something against that right?

  • Frist Post? (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 08, 2016 @09:40AM (#53037153)

    You are all welcome to keep typing on your slow iPhones, while my note runs burning fast

  • iPhone 7 exploded in transit: []

    iPhone 6 exploded in user's pocket: []
    • Apple has sold 232million iPhone 6 units and so far you've shown a link that 1 has exploded.
      Samsung has sold 2million Note 7 and 60 have exploded.

      At this point I would like to introduce you to the concept of the order of magnitude []. It will help for your understanding of why your comment is utterly stupid.

  • Next time, use removable batteries.

    As long as you are making design changes, include an sd-card slot, and keep that bootloader unlocked as if your market share and stock price depended on it.

    (Which it does, as I'm not touching another one of your products while you lack these features.)

    • They brought back the SD-card slot with the 7 line of their phones. I will not buy a phone without one and I'm also with you on the removable battery -- which I've never had to change, but I always want that option.

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