Verizon will block Note7 holdouts from placing calls, may bill them for the phone's full price!

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  1. Preach2k

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    It looks like the Note 7 on Verizon is coming to an end very soon, Like I was told by an Verizon Rep the end will come not by update but by cutting off the phone and making the holdouts pay full price..


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    Good. All these people holding onto a potentially dangerous device need to get over themselves. SWAP YOUR PHONE ALREADY!
     
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    seems like they're not the only ones who need to get over themselves.

    There hasn't been another reported note 7 fire.... clearly they're not as dangerous as the news would lead you to believe.

    Unless you believe everything you see on the news. in which case I've got some beachfront property in Nevada to sell you.
     
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    Ummm, i know this is a touchy subject for some, but just so you guys know....this is STILL only a "voluntary recall" and if you want to keep your Note 7 you can. (At least those of you who still have one and are on Verizon) All you have to do is contact Verizon and tell them your Note 7 is not giving you any problems and that you want to keep the device. They will then remove your IMEI number from their database so that it isn't locked down preventing you from using it. You will also NOT be required to pay for the device in full. We will also NOT be losing our upgrade, so when the Note 8 comes out, it's ours.
    We were however told that this "could" change to a mandatory recall at some point, but for now we're good to go and are ok to continue using it without repercussions.


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    Gee, I didn't know that! Thanks cr6

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    Voluntary does not mean that we voluntarily return the phone. It means that Samsung voluntarily called the recall.

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    Read it as you will. All I know is that Verizon is allowing us to keep ours without the threat of it being turned off or forced to pay off the device in full. In my book that's a win.
    Too many people simply give up because they received a box to return this device, or read a statement that it needs to be returned "or else". And instead of standing up for what they believe in, they bow to the status quo without question.
    My wife fully intended to return the device for the S7 Edge, but got to talking to the rep, who in turn spoke to her supervisor, who told us we were welcome to keep the device and that we'll be able to trade it in for the Note 8 when it comes out. So that's what she's doing.
    And the fact that the rep was more than happy to email her a screen cap of the notes she put in the system stating such, is good enough for me. :)

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    Yes Verizon does not care what you do with it after it is turned off.

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    You obviously didn't read my first post. It's not going to be turned off and they even went so far as to tell us they've removed her IMEI from the block list, so this won't happen.

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    Nope your phone will have to be cut off completely. Meaning you got a replacement phone. They do not care what you do with the phone after you have a replacement. Weather you return it in the box sent or not. I sent mine back. My brother kept his and got the V-20. Returned the V-20 for a Pixel XL.

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    Reading comprehension... Do you have it?

    Verizon WILL NOT be disabling his device, he will be able to trade it at a later date but until then his device will continue to work as if nothing had occurred, he will not be cut off his imei will be safe and his phone will continue to work.

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