T-Mobile USA Resumes Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Sales

It's been a rough September for Samsung, what with all the trouble surrounding the initial Galaxy Note 7 units which were shipped with faulty batteries all over the world. The said batteries—most were produced by Samsung SDI—had a tendency to catch fire and explode while charging in a significant amount of cases so the South Korean tech giant had no other option but to suspend sales of the device and issue an almost worldwide recall. A month or so later, the situation has mostly been contained and Galaxy Note 7 sales are slowly resuming all over the globe. The US is no exception as its wireless carriers are getting ready to start selling the new, safe version of Samsung's latest phablet. As it turns out, T-Mobile USA is the first carrier in the country to resume the sales of the device.

Not surprisingly, the wireless carrier's marketing team did its best to point out the fact that the units currently on sale are perfectly safe, having previously been approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Looking at T-Mobile's front page, the Galaxy Note 7 isn't given a particular spotlight and can only be found at the bottom of the company's "Featured" category. Not surprisingly, there are no changes regarding the pricing of the device. In other words, T-Mobile is offering the Galaxy Note 7 for a full retail price of $849.99, or $69.99 upfront followed by $32.50 per month for two years. T-Mobile made no specific announcements regarding the fact that Galaxy Note 7 sales are now resumed.

As for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T, there's still no word on when they're planning to bring Samsung's latest phablet back to the market. It's possible that T-Mobile had the most success with recalling the faulty devices out of the big four as that would explain how the company managed to be the first carrier in the country to resume Galaxy Note 7 sales. Namely, both Samsung and its wireless partners had some trouble with getting people to return their potentially dangerous devices all throughout September and there have been no updates on that front. Still, given how it's now been over a month since the South Korean tech giant issued the Galaxy Note 7 recall, it probably won't be long before other US carriers also resume sales of the device.

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