Still holding onto your Samsung Galaxy Note 7? It’s time to give it up, for good. Samsung has decided to coerce its customers to use other phones by releasing a software update that will make charging the battery impossible #mobilemagic
According to The Verge, one US Cellular customer that own a Galaxy Note 7 has received a pretty straightforward notification: “As of December 15th, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work.” At the middle of the month, the phones will experience a slow, but peaceful death.
As appalling as this message might sound to those who are still using the phablet, let’s give Samsung credit for trying to keep its clients safe, even against their will. While the company hasn’t confirmed the rumor, chances are it’s going to come true. Wireless carriers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand have banned phones from mobile networks in the same attempt of forcing users to put their health first.
Last month, in U.S., 85% of Note 7 owners had turned in or traded their devices, so those 15% left might be the ones to perceive the change before Christmas.