According to a Bloomberg report, bigwig USA wireless carrier AT&T may soon announce its final decision on the potential termination of sales and replacement of Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 handsets. It seems that other United States carriers have made the same decision, with some said to even stop sales of Samsung's latest flagship.
The report, citing an unidentified source familiar with the matter, said that now the returns of the Galaxy Note 7 handsets are being processed by AT&T, which will issue alternative smartphones in place of the potentially- explosive devices.
The decision was made after a replaced Galaxy Note 7 smartphone caught fire in an airplane, causing the evacuation of passengers and crew. There is still no verdict on the CPSC's investigation into Green's device, but we should have an answer soon.
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Bloomberg reported that AT&T is also considering dropping the Galaxy Note 7 from its lineup of smartphones. Sprint, the fourth largest wireless carrier in the USA, recently announced it would exchange replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices with any other smartphone. The company might also provide customers with full refunds, if they request them. Meanwhile, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have also extended their support to swap out Note 7 devices for any other handset of customer's liking. This move comes in the aftermath of Samsung's replacement Note 7 unit catching fire on a Southwest plane.
Authorities in the USA are said to be hard at work investigating the cause of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire on a plane that was preparing to take-off from Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States of America.