AT&T Stops Selling Samsung Galaxy Note 7
According to reports, mobile carrier AT&T is thinking about stopping sales of the Galaxy Note 7 due to recent reports of replacement devices catching fire as well.
Samsung had brought in new handsets to replace the previous ones which were reportedly exploding but AT&T isn't convinced yet about the new units and has now confirmed that it has stopped selling the Galaxy Note 7.
The mobile carrier and all its rivals have already been allowing customers to exchange their replacement Galaxy Note 7 units for another Samsung handset or from other manufacturer. AT&T will be the first company to stop the sale of the device, and we suspect that others might follow soon.
AT&T made the official announcement that it will be stopping the sales of the device but has not mentioned when they will resume again.
“Based on recent reports, we’re no longer exchanging new Note 7s at this time, pending further investigation of these reported incidents,” AT&T said, adding that “We still encourage customers with a recalled Note 7 to visit an AT&T location to exchange that device for another Samsung smartphone or other smartphone of their choice.”
They said they won’t hand out replacement Galaxy Note 7 units to current customers who are holding a recalled unit and the customers will have to pick another device when they come in to exchange.