Samsung Galaxy Note 7s in the US have been returned
Samsung has had a tough time with the Galaxy Note 7 recall, but now things are improving. Today the company confirmed that nearly all Note 7 phones in the US have been returned.
- Fariha Khan
- January 13, 2017
Samsung reassured that 96% of Galaxy Note 7 phones in the US have been taken back. Now just hardly few are left with the device. Though it is not appreciable that these phones are still around, the good part is that Samsung is taking active actions to disable those phones through updates on permanent basis.
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Samsung in addition to the FAA has also announced that airlines don’t have to make pre-boarding announcements pertaining to the ban on the Galaxy Note 7 phones, which is another good news.
It makes the departure of Note 7 story forever that should finally be over by the end of this month when Samsung would disclose the reason why the Note 7 caught fire.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision today to remove the requirement for the airlines to make specific pre-boarding notification reflects the exceptionally high rates of participation in the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program.
By leveraging our digital technology to target each device, we’ve had over 96 percent of Galaxy Note7 phones returned to date.
Together with our wireless carriers, we have taken aggressive action to limit the remaining phones’ ability to work as mobile devices, further enhancing participation in the recall. We thank the Department of Transportation, airlines, airports, our partners and Samsung Galaxy Note7 owners for their patience and support during this time.