Yup. It's deactivated Nov 3 at 10pm Alaska time. They cut off phone first. Can't even call the carrier. Verizon is carrier sure, 2 days after they got their money.
i was told by 2 verizon stores and the sam sung comp. that note 7 would be turned off sometime this nov. we will see
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2016I am very sorry to say that The Last Best Note Device in the Samsung Galaxy Series was and is ... moreThe note 4? My note 4 was shit. Couldn't hold a battery charge the whole day... even with a new battery and using the camera would completely crash my phone. The note 7 is waaaaay better. Aside from the battery, obviously
I am very sorry to say that The Last Best Note Device in the Samsung Galaxy Series was and is Note 4.
Note 5: S Pen Issue
Note 6: Declined Forever
Note 7: Battery Heating and Explosion Issue.
As someone Said in the Comment:
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Handset Battery Explosion
I got note 7 since August 20 till now never warm up or hot my note is China version I guess it ok... note 7 is the best
Anonym, 12 Sep 2016Nope, depends on country and agreements made. Bottom line, there's nothing obligating the car... morenot an US citizen here either (peruvian ^_^) so i don't have a lot of info about the kill switches, but as mentioend below, there're solutions to it although is (at some point) good if they disable the phones that are prone to burn down
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2016IMEI locks only work on the networks in your own country or any network that have agreements w... morehmmm thx for the info, still wondering about the switching imei can void the disabling thing, but anyways as i've told before, either there's a way around it or ppl should be making backups on the info they have in the phones just in case it can't be recovered, there're solutions to it, i find interesting (though i don't like it that much) that samsung has to do this disabling meaning ppl are not returning the phones as expected (that in some cases is kinda reasonable)
Seriouly, Samsung needs to rebrand Galaxy Note7. Galaxy Note7 is dead.
Estimu, 12 Sep 2016but having the imei negated blocks every network not only theirs (i dunno about foreign networ... moreNope, depends on country and agreements made.
Bottom line, there's nothing obligating the carrier to take you as a costumer, therefore blocking IMEI is nothing more than just that: choosing who gets to be their costumer.
There are now other kill-switches which are mandatory in some US states, that should be closer to your point. (My counter argument is, I'm not in those US states).
Estimu, 12 Sep 2016well just keep in mind that the carriers can disable ur imei at any time (say when u get robbe... moreIMEI locks only work on the networks in your own country or any network that have agreements with your current provider within your country. So if I take my UK phone to the US it will work fine despite the IMEI being banned here in the UK, as the US networks will have no knowledge of the ban. This is one area where the iPhone has the upper hand as Apple can bar the phone globally as a result of having control over all devices sold. I learnt that one the hard way when I was out in East Europe and lost my phone.
Anonym, 12 Sep 2016Disagree, blocking cellular access to *their* network is different from disabling my device (w... morebut having the imei negated blocks every network not only theirs (i dunno about foreign networks but they should be disabled as well)
i agree that disabling entire phone is WAY worse for ur reasons as well but i wonder if u can change the imei as well to no getting desabled (same with my carrier example) if that were the case then the concept applies
What? To compensate a lost of an High-end device, they give them a Galaxy J? At least an galaxy Ax or an Sx!!!!!!!! Not a lame Jx! I understand people who are not scared of keeping the Note 7, the (very tiny) risk is worth the productivity.
Estimu, 12 Sep 2016well just keep in mind that the carriers can disable ur imei at any time (say when u get robbe... moreDisagree, blocking cellular access to *their* network is different from disabling my device (which now has far more purposes than just mobile connectivity).
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