Samsung will be rolling out an update to the Galaxy Note 7 this week in some countries that will disable the device and now some US carriers have announced that they will do the same in January.
Both Sprint and ATT have announced that they will release a software update in January that will disable the device on their network, you can see a statement from Sprint below.
To drive increased participation in its U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program, Samsung will release a software update beginning on January 8, 2017 that will disable all remaining Sprint Note7 devices from being able to hold a charge. This software update will eliminate the ability of these Galaxy Note7 to work as mobile devices. – Sprint
Samsung announced recently that 80 percent of their Galaxy Note 7 handsets had now been returned, hopefully these new measures will encourage the other 20% of people to return their handsets.
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