#verizon still has ‘thousands’ of customers using the recalled #samsung #galaxy Note 7

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There are still “thousands” of Verizon customers in possession of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, the carrier recently told Fortune. And that’s even after a very public recall, endless plane announcements, and a software update meant to permanently stop the smartphone from charging. “In spite of our best efforts, there are still customers using the recalled phones who have not returned or exchanged their Note 7 to the point of purchase,” Verizon told Fortune. “The recalled Note 7s pose a safety risk to our customers and those around them.”

At this point, clearly some people are just intentionally holding onto the phone. So Verizon is taking yet more steps to make the Note 7 less useful. First, the company will soon redirect all calls placed…

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