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Dump Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for Something Less Dangerous

Dave Parrack 08-10-2016

All four major US carriers are now letting their customers dump the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Customers sick of the negativity surrounding the Galaxy Note 7 can exchange their device for a less dangerous alternative.


Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile will all now let you swap your Galaxy Note 7 out for a different smartphone. All you need to do is take your phone to one of your carrier’s retail stores, where you’ll be able to exchange it for another handset of equal or lesser value.

If you’re a Samsung devotee in need of advice, we have already suggested a handful of non-exploding alternatives to the Galaxy Note 7 5 Non-Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Alternatives Looking to avoid a fireball in your home? You may need some Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives. We've rounded up five of the best Note 7 alternatives which range in cost from $360 to $610. Read More . Or, if you fancy a major change, there’s always the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus No headphone port, water and dust resistance, and Apple's best camera yet -- this is the iPhone 7. Read More .

Trial by Fire

This offer from the major carriers comes hot on the heels of a replacement Galaxy Note 7 allegedly catching fire on a plane. Yes, a replacement Galaxy Note 7, which isn’t meant to have the same overheating problems as the original.

In case you missed it, Samsung recalled the original Galaxy Note 7 after multiple reports of batteries exploding. Dozens of unsettling incidents led to millions of handsets being recalled. Samsung quickly shipped replacements considered completely devoid of overheating problems.


Unfortunately, that assessment may not be entirely accurate, as a replacement handset is reported to have caught light on a Southwest Airlines flight earlier this week. The incident is currently being investigated, and could lead to a second recall of this cursed handset.

Regardless, you can now end your suffering by giving up on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and choosing something a little less explosive instead. If you’re a masochist and proud of it, you could always buy a Windows 10 Mobile device Lenovo Doubts Microsoft's Commitment to Windows 10 Mobile Lenovo has zero interest in Windows 10 Mobile, and will not be making a smartphone powered by Microsoft's mobile operating system anytime soon. Lenovo isn't even convinced Microsoft is committed to Windows 10 Mobile. Read More . We kid, we kid!

Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? If so, have you experienced any issues with it? Are you tempted to exchange it for an alternative smartphone? If so, which one? Or are you sticking with Samsung through thick and thin? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Andrew
    December 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I'm bummed about having to take my note 7 back I had no problems with over heating,the only problem I had was it jst turned off for good one day,I used it to answer a call an looked at a txt from samsung saying to take the phone back to get a refund or swap it,then put it on charge as it would only charge to 60% anyways as Samsung put a programme remotely to only allow it to charge to 60%, which I thought was funny that they could access my phone like that, then about 10 min later I went to use my phone again an it was dead an never went again,I lost all my phone numbers an my photos from our 30th wedding anerversary from the states etc,was our frst trip there an i dont think wel afford to go back, I did ask why it happened or if it may of been Samsung doing it but no one could tell me, so Im a bit pissed with Samsung about tht as no one was really to interested in hlping me find out why it happened an i never had a chance to save my photos an numbers etc,but apart frm that it was a great phone I had no proby with mine that was why I ddnt want to take it bck,I got a credit an waiting fr the note 8 to come out or wht ever the nxt note Wil b an I'm sure itl b jst as good as the note 7 but shld hve no battery problems I hope.

  2. Kent Leonhart
    October 12, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I'd say get a mid range phone and just wait for the successor. As much as I loved the note 7 especially the stylus, it's just not safe plus you'll get flagged in the airport which is scary. Just wait for the next Samsung Galaxy Note I guess and hopefully it will be even better.

  3. Phil N
    October 9, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Why the F would I dump it? It's the best phone out there!

  4. Anna
    October 8, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Sticking with Samsung. Note 7 is awesome!

  5. Blake Truax
    October 8, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    I will say I do love having this Note 7 in my hand but the fact I have 3 kids to worry about is making me consider exchanging for a second time. If they fix the issue I still see no better options at AT&T for an Android user and switching to Apple can be a nightmare in the beginning so I'm weighing my options. Plus they want people to wait until December for a black 7plus 256gb. Step up production Apple and perhaps I might have already been a convert! But I repeat if they fix the note 7 I will stick with it.

    October 8, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    My note 7 is excellent. I will forever stick with Samsung because weather you like it or not they are the best.

  7. Nancy
    October 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    No thanks.. Samsung Note 7 is worth the wait... everyone makes mistakes.. and Samsung has tried so hard to make it right.. sucks that y'all publish this kind of shit. Just ain't right!!

    • Phil N
      October 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      You don't even ave to wait. I'm pretty sure you can buy new ones right now.

    • Phil N
      October 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      Why wait? I'm pretty sure you can buy them right now.

  8. Char
    October 8, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Nope.. sticking with Samsung! They have been amazing thought out the recall . I got my replacement note 7, 2 weeks ago.. awesome phone!