Bloomberg, courtesy of a person familiar with the ongoing situation, says there is strong consideration within AT&T to end all sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. This follows last month’s global recall of the phone because of select units’ batteries exploding on less-than-minimal level.
A replacement Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on a Southwest Airlines plane, causing many to rethink whether or not Samsung had actually solved the problem.
Internal discussions are going on right now at AT&T’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The fate of the Galaxy Note 7, at least for AT&T, could be decided by the end of Friday; however, no official decision was made as of 9:00PM ET.
AT&T could be communicating with Samsung and seeing what alternatives are available, leading us to believe an official statement will be made on Monday, October 10.
We’ve reached out to AT&T for a comment on the report, which has not yet been provided.