After a global recall, an aviation ban, capping its battery life and the best Halloween costume ever, the company is now trying to keep people from using their devices by making them a lot more annoying to use. From November 18, New Zealand customers won’t be able to connect to any of the country’s mobile networks anymore.
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Even though the phones will be blacklisted from using its cellular connection, they will still be able to be used offline or on Wi-Fi.
According to the country’s Telecommunications Forum Chief, most of the devices have already been replaced, but a few hundred are still in use, posing significant danger to its users.
There’s no indication a similar block will happen in other countries, but don’t be surprised if Samsung keeps trying to stop you from using your Note 7. I mean, you really should have returned it already.