US Cellular follows Samsung’s advice and permanently halts sales of the Galaxy Note 7
Following AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon’s decision to stop sales of the Galaxy Note 7, US Cellular has gone ahead and done the same too. The operator has put a ban on all fresh orders of the handset, and is offering customers who own either the initial recalled model or a ‘safe’ replacement variant the opportunity to exchange their unit for any other phone in its lineup.
The operator’s full statement can be seen below:
“Due to Samsung’s most recent announcement regarding its investigation of an incident with a replacement Note7, and with the safety of our customers in mind, as of this morning U.S. Cellular has suspended sales of replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. While the investigation is underway, any U.S. Cellular customer who is concerned about the safety of their replacement Galaxy Note7 may exchange it for any other device at a U.S. Cellular store.”
US Cellular’s decision comes following Samsung’s request to all carriers and retail partners globally asking them to halt sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 while it investigates recent reports of replacements catching fire while charging. The South Korean company has instructed those in possession of a Note 7 to power it down immediately and stop using it.