Sprint Offers Customers Galaxy Note 7 Trade-In for Any Other Phone

Sprint today became the first network to allow all of its Galaxy Note 7 customers to exchange their handset for any other type of smartphone.

The change in policy comes a day after a supposedly safe replacement Galaxy Note 7 apparently set alight on a U.S. passenger plane before takeoff, causing an evacuation of the aircraft.

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"If a Sprint customer with a replacement Note 7 has any concerns regarding their device, we will exchange it for any other device at any Sprint retail store during the investigation window," a Sprint spokesperson told Recode.
According to Samsung, devices issued as replacements in its recall have been deemed safe because they use batteries that came from a different supplier to those that could overheat. However, reports of exploding Note 7 phones persist, which the company says it is looking into.

A Sprint representative said it is "working collaboratively with Samsung to better understand the most recent concerns regarding replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones".

Most carriers have encouraged their customers to exchange their first-generation Note 7 devices in exchange for either a refund or a replacement updated Note 7 handset, however Sprint is the first to allow all customers to return the replacement version as well, outside of standard return windows.

Samsung announced strong third-quarter earnings guidance to investors on Friday despite its exploding smartphone woes, thanks in part to the company's component and display panel business.



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37 months ago

Silly fanboy comment. As long as dull boring phones exist Samsung will be there to introduce a product that people want. I love my iPhone 7 Plus but Samsung has it beat when it comes to design and features. I personally don't like hints of lag and I want my timely updates but normal people don't care about that.
Samsung has enough money in the bank to drop the Note 7 altogether and still dominate 2017. Just watch and see where Samsung is a year from now.


I'd rather a dull and boring phone that won't crash my aircraft. Frankly I'm not interested in a phone that can't do something as simple as use a battery without putting myself or others in danger because of "duuurrrrrr....muh extra features I don't need or durrrrrr...muh attractive device." Literally, who gives a crap?

Samsung's chickens are coming home to roost. The fact that they rushed this into production to presumably "beat Apple" goes to show that they don't care about the consumer's needs, and that they are inexplicably more interested in what Apple is doing instead.

Funny how people say that Samsung will "dominate" Apple next year; well, when you flood the market with dozens of cheap crap phones (most of which are free), of course they're going to dominate. It's like pissing in an ocean of piss and and saying the guy urinating lost because he got overtaken by a tidal wave of urine.
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37 months ago
Smart move for Sprint. That's going to generate lots of respect and loyalty from existing customers, even those who don't have the Note 7 but can feel good about their carrier going above and beyond to do the right thing.
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Even if this phone is recalled a second time I wouldn't be surprised if people still want the phone. Goes to show you the sad state of competition we have in the field right now. People just don't want to switch to Apple and others don't like what's currently in Android.

I can't help but think that each platform's general stickiness has a lot more to do with users' purchasing decisions for the vast majority of consumers. It isn't a lack of competition but more an abundance of preference for familiarity.

Say what you will about innovation (which is fairly subjective these days), but there doesn't seem to be a lack of competition... unless you mean the two horse OS race? But even there you have Samsung and others modding Android so it's one horse and then a bunch of other horses that all belong to one family.
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37 months ago
Even if this phone is recalled a second time I wouldn't be surprised if people still want the phone. Goes to show you the sad state of competition we have in the field right now. People just don't want to switch to Apple and others don't like what's currently in Android.
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37 months ago
Samsung should stick with their component and display panel business. Just saying...
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37 months ago

Silly fanboy comment. As long as dull boring phones exist Samsung will be there to introduce a product that people want. I love my iPhone 7 Plus but Samsung has it beat when it comes to design and features. I personally don't like hints of lag and I want my timely updates but normal people don't care about that.
Samsung has enough money in the bank to drop the Note 7 altogether and still dominate 2017. Just watch and see where Samsung is a year from now.


Silly trying to stick it to a fanboy comment. Samsung hasn't got it, the reason for me to give up my Apple sync'd lifestyle. There's no feature I'd say is worth even considering switching. The androids I've tried are far inferior in many aspects.

The one feature Samsung has going for it now is the ability to blow up. No thanks. I'll stick with the proven winner.
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37 months ago
More 7plus demand!
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37 months ago
Gotta love these people that use the exploding battery as evidence as to how Samsung sucks. Any manufacturer could have had this issue, but it happens to be Samsung, and it happens to be ONE MODEL of phone. Practically every single car made in the last 10 years has exploding air bag's made by Takata, so I guess every car manufacturer sucks, too?

Samsung didn't make the battery. And they have plenty of other EXCELLENT models that don't explode, so everyone using the battery as an example of how crappy Samsung phones are can go kiss their iPhone. :p
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37 months ago

I'd rather a dull and boring phone that won't crash my aircraft. Frankly I'm not interested in a phone that can't do something as simple as use a battery without putting myself or others in danger because of "duuurrrrrr....muh extra features I don't need or durrrrrr...muh attractive device." Literally, who gives a crap?

Samsung's chickens are coming home to roost. The fact that they rushed this into production to presumably "beat Apple" goes to show that they don't care about the consumer's needs, and that they are inexplicably more interested in what Apple is doing instead.

Funny how people say that Samsung will "dominate" Apple next year; well, when you flood the market with dozens of cheap crap phones (most of which are free), of course they're going to dominate. It's like pissing in an ocean of piss and and saying the guy urinating lost because he got overtaken by a tidal wave of urine.


Let's keep it real. If the Note 7 did not have this exploding battery issue iPhone 7 Plus would not be selling the way it is. I would even call the Note 7 phone of the year.
But because I value speed and software updates over features I picked the iPhone 7 Plus way before this recall took place. Just keeping it real because when Samsung releases the S8 their going to bring it big time (barring any exploding issues).
After the Pixel launch I completely lost any faith in Android flagships. Google is setting up the Pixel to always have the latest version of Android with certain features that won't be available on other phones. For that reason I'm out of Android for good. No way I'm paying iPhone prices for a phone that will only see updates for 2 years.
I actually believe that Google's announcement this past Tuesday helps Apple more than the Note 7 fiasco. Google is purposely fragmenting Android and charging the same price as an iPhone.
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37 months ago

I'd rather a dull and boring phone that won't crash my aircraft. Frankly I'm not interested in a phone that can't do something as simple as use a battery without putting myself or others in danger because of "duuurrrrrr....muh extra features I don't need or durrrrrr...muh attractive device." Literally, who gives a crap?

Samsung's chickens are coming home to roost. The fact that they rushed this into production to presumably "beat Apple" goes to show that they don't care about the consumer's needs, and that they are inexplicably more interested in what Apple is doing instead.

Funny how people say that Samsung will "dominate" Apple next year; well, when you flood the market with dozens of cheap crap phones (most of which are free), of course they're going to dominate. It's like pissing in an ocean of piss and and saying the guy urinating lost because he got overtaken by a tidal wave of urine.

So, you are saying that you are never going to use a smart phone again? All smart phones can explode, including iPhones.
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37 months ago

LOL! When I first read the headline, I thought Sprint was offering a Note 7 in return for trading in any other phone. :p

Funny I did the same thing, but my morning has been full of backward thinking for some reason. Need more sleep or coffee or less vodka at night I guess, or maybe all three.
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