T-MOBILE IS FIRST CARRIER TO REMOTELY KILL NOTE 7 BATTERIES

[12/28/16]  Samsung Galaxy Note 7 holdouts will soon have dead phones.

T-Mobile released an update on Wednesday to prevent Note 7 users from charging devices, rendering them useless. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint will roll out similar updates the first week of January.

The move will force the hands of those who have not yet traded in the faulty device to finally get an alternative.

Samsung announced the U.S.-based battery-killing program earlier in this month. Verizon initially said it wouldn’t participate due to “added risk” for users without alternate phones, but the company changed its mind and will push an update on January 5.