Samsung may permanently disable Galaxy Note 7 phones in the US as soon as next week

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Samsung appears to be planning to permanently disable Galaxy Note 7 units in the US with an update that would prevent the recalled phone from charging.

According to an image obtained by The Verge, an alert went out to at least one Note 7 owner on US Cellular today stating that, “As of December 15th, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work.”

Samsung declined to comment, and US Cellular did not respond to a request for comment.

It’s not clear whether Note 7s will be disabled across the major US carriers as well, but it seems likely that’ll be the case. In the past, updates disabling Note 7 features have rolled out across Verizon, AT&T, and other carriers…

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