The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was reported to explode first in Australia. Because of this, Note 7 owners in the country have become more vigilant and Samsung has concentrated much of its efforts there. Australian airlines have banned the phone in all flights. Samsung Australia also soon released the Note 7 replacement procedure and then set up exchange booths in airports across the country.

We’re certain that the South Korean tech giant is doing everything in its power to make sure it responds to complaints. And this time, Samsung is working to cut network access for all Note 7 users. Apparently, not all owners of the problematic premium Galaxy model have sent in or replaced their units.

This could pose more problems and possible explosions so Samsung wants to make sure every Note 7 in the country is already accounted for. Such is important because the company has discontinued production already weeks after announcing a worldwide recall.

Cutting Note 7 network access must be done just so those faulty smartphones will finally be out of consumers’ hands. Problem is, some owners haven’t turned in the phones yet. The idea to cut access is nothing new. We’ve heard something similar in France but authorities denied the remote deactivations.

Samsung has teamed up with Australian telecoms to shut down whatever access to network the remaining Note 7s have. This “network discontinuation” will happen starting the 15th of December. If you still have a Note 7, you only have two more weeks to turn that in or get a replacement. This move is similarly being done in New Zealand.

If you’re still not convinced that you need to return your Note 7, maybe some special promo will do. Samsung is offering you a new Galaxy S7 or S7 edge with a cashback for the difference and AU$250 free credit you can use to buy another Samsung phone.

VIA: CNET

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