Samsung announced that from November 18, they will restrict all Galaxy Note 7 devices from connecting to mobile network services, barring them from using data, making calls or sending SMS messages. The move has presently been planned for New Zealand and Samsung released a statement yesterday announcing and pleading to customers to return the faulty smartphones between November 4 and November 18. Post November 18, the devices will be deactivated and users would not be able to use the phones on mobile networks.
“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,” said Samsung on their New Zealand website.
Presently the ban has been announced for New Zealand, and the same could be applied for other countries soon.
Source by deccanchronicle….