Three of America’s largest wireless providers suspended their replacement programs for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 this weekend following reports of “safe” replacement phones igniting. In separate statements, AT&T and T-Mobile announced on Sunday that they would continue to accept Note 7s to be exchanged but would only replace them with other devices. Verizon said much of the same thing, late Sunday night.
Since Samsung began its unprecedented recall of the smartphone in September, several replacement Note 7s have reportedly ignited, including at least three in the last week alone. Alarmingly, one Samsung representative allegedly sent a text offering to “try and slow” a customer down after he reported his phone catching on fire.