Samsung Galaxy Note 7 met an unfortunate fate, and was recalled after several reports of the handset’s explosion while charging were reported by the users. The company had to recall the handsets across the globe, and kill the handset.
The Galaxy Note 7 was killed off with the help of the carriers in several regions and it seems Verizon is next in line to shut down the handset tied to its network.
The Big Red carrier announced that it will release an update for the handset which will prevent the recalled smartphone from charging and disables its wireless radios, on January 5th. This means customers who are still holding off on to their Galaxy Note 7 will have a useless device which can’t work or perform as they will be unable to charge the device.
It’s not just Verizon, other major carriers have also announced the dates when they will disable the handset. AT&T is set to shut it down on the same date as Verizon with T-Mobile being the first one in the US to do so on December 27th. Sprint will wait a few more days and disable it on January 8th.
Source: The Verge