Last Friday, Samsung announced a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 after it found that faulty batteries were the reason for a few handsets catching fire while on charge. To compensate for the inconvenience, the firm revealed that it would allow owners to swap in their device for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge at any of its service centers. However, T-Mobile went the extra step and gave its customers in the United States the option to receive a full refund instead of a new smartphone.
South Korea’s three largest operators, SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus have all decided to follow in T-Mo’s footsteps as they have today announced that they will also be reimbursing customers the retail price of the Galaxy Note 7. Unfortunately, those willing to take advantage of this opportunity will have to contact their respective carrier before Monday, September 19. If they fail to do so and decide to reach out at a later date, they will only be entitled to a replacement unit.