The operator’s full statement can be seen below:
“Due to Samsung’s most recent announcement regarding its investigation of an incident with a replacement Note7, and with the safety of our customers in mind, as of this morning U.S. Cellular has suspended sales of replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. While the investigation is underway, any U.S. Cellular customer who is concerned about the safety of their replacement Galaxy Note7 may exchange it for any other device at a U.S. Cellular store.”
US Cellular’s decision comes following Samsung’s request to all carriers and retail partners globally asking them to halt sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 while it investigates recent reports of replacements catching fire while charging. The South Korean company has instructed those in possession of a Note 7 to power it down immediately and stop using it.