Samsung Will Pay You $100 to Exchange Your Note 7 For Another Samsung Phone

Image: AP
Image: AP

Now that the Note 7 is officially dead, Samsung and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have expanded the official recall effort to include all replacement devices as well.

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According to the CPSC, the US recall encompasses 1.9 million units, including the 1 million from the September recall. So how will Samsung get people to turn in their phones? Bribery.

Beginning Oct. 13 at 3pm EDT, Samsung says that Note 7 owners can:

  • Exchange your current Galaxy Note7 for any Samsung smartphone and replacement of any Galaxy Note7 specific accessories with a refund of the price difference between devices
  • Obtain a refund at your point of purchase

Additionally, Samsung says,

As a sign of our appreciation for your patience and loyalty, we are offering up to a $100 bill credit from select carrier or retail outlets if you exchange your Galaxy Note7 for another Samsung smartphone, less any incentive credits already received.

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In other words, the company will give you a $100 credit on your bill as long as you get another Samsung phone.

Samsung was already offering a $25 credit back during the first recall, so if you already claimed that credit, you’ll just get another $75.

Oh, and if you don’t want to get a Samsung phone? Maybe you’re eyeing that new Google Pixel or an iPhone 7, well Samsung will still offer a $25 credit “from select carrier or retail outlets as a token of our appreciation and acknowledgement of your inconvenience.”

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If you have a Galaxy Note 7, you need to power down the device and return it to the place you bought it from or your carrier store. You can also call Samsung at 1-844-365-6197 for direct assistance.

This isn’t a joke. Don’t be like this guy. Return your phone and get some cash for your trouble.

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[Samsung and CPSC]

Christina is a senior writer at Gizmodo.

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