Samsung clarifies the Galaxy Note 7 return process for the US


If you’re one of the customers that are affected by Samsung’s major Galaxy Note 7 recall, you’ll be interested to know how Samsung plans on rectifying the situation. They’ve released a statement that will apply to anyone returning or exchanging the device in the US.

You’ll need to contact Samsung directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG or head to where you purchased the device, after which you’ll have two options.

1. Exchange current Galaxy Note7 device with a new Galaxy Note7 (available next week)
2. Exchange current Galaxy Note7 for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge and replacement of any Note7 specific accessories with a refund of the price difference between devices.

This is good news for pretty much everyone involved, since you’ll be able to swap out for a non-defective Note 7 next week, or jump to a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge if you’re impatient, both of which are great devices. Samsung will also refund your accessories.

Samsung is also bundling in a $25 gift card or $25 bill credit to make up for the hassle, too. So even though this is going to wildly inconvenient for tons of people, you’ll come out a little bit ahead in the long run.

source: Samsung

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  • russell conrad lewis

    So then, I can return the Note 7 and “free” Fit 2, for the price I paid for it?
    Seems pretty quick to already have new phones available… hope it’s not just a giant swap of everyone’s returned phones.
    And while $25 is nice… I would RATHER they give me one of those phones headed to Asia with the 128 GB of internal storage. THAT would be a nice gesture and oh, so sweet.

    • ZBlade

      You might want to speak to the store you got your Note 7 from, Samsung may (probably will) give you the Fit 2 to keep since its a pre-order special. I would be pretty peezed off if Samsung ask for the Fit 2 back.