The crippling (TMO, USA) begins

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  1. thc1967

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    Yesterday T-Mo pushed an update to my Note 7 that clearly states it will limit the battery to 60% charge. I've been able to delay it thus far, but I suspect it will eventually force itself onto my phone.

    For the moment, I can live with this. I rarely use more than 30% of the battery in any given day.

    Still, it's becoming very clear that I need to understand my options and exercise one of them before too long. I'm considering a couple of options with the goal being getting into the Note 8, whenever it becomes available, preferably as a pre-order, with as little expense as possible.

    1) Turn in my Note 7. Get the wife an iPhone 7+ (she has been wanting one). Use her Note 3 until the Note 8 or equivalent goes to pre-order. I had a Note 3 before this Note 7 and I can tolerate it. I think this requires waiting until a reasonable iPhone 7+ is available in-store, so it could be the end of November before I can do this.

    2) Trade my Note 7 for an S7 Edge. Samsung offers an extra $100 credit when I do this and I use T-Mo's protection plan so in theory I should be pretty close to owing $0 if I want to trade in by the time the Note 8 becomes available. I still get the wife the iPhone 7+ when it becomes available. This is still a new "flagship" phone, with the only drawback being the lack of stylus and note-taking, which I use frequently.

    I welcome your thoughts on my dilemma...
     
  2. pc747

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    Well since you are obviously not sold on what is out there and you rather wait on the 8 why not make the wife happy. Get her the 7+ with a nice case and boom Merry Christmas. Then next year hopefully you can have a Merry Christmas with the 8.
     
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    I've got an update waiting as well, not doing it. I just want a v20, but best buy doesn't have any for Verizon. So I'm stuck.
     
  5. Miller6386

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    You're on Verizon and got the update?

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    Yeah, let us know @ngt if you're on Verizon and received the update notice.
    Thanks!

    S5 tap'n
     
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    On Verizon and got the notice...

    Sent from my New Note 7
     
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    Same here.... SO is downloading app now to block it.
    ...and the dance continues....

    S5 tap'n
     
  9. Miller6386

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    She didn't do that over the weekend?

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    I am going to let it go, the losers have won... Looks like a sign of crap to come... Be wise...

    Sent from my New Note 7
     
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    I...meant to do it. Getting started as we speak. As CR6 said, I got the VZW update notice earlier today.

    ~notarized 7 tap'n
     
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    I'm not positive you can block it afterwards. Keep us updated let me know if you hit any snags.

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