Samsung today announced the U.S. Product Exchange Program for Galaxy Note 7 owners. This program will give anyone that currently has a Note 7 two different options for getting a replacement device. They are:
- Exchange current Galaxy Note7 device with a new Galaxy Note7 (available next week)
- Exchange current Galaxy Note7 for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge and replacement of any Note7 specific accessories with a refund of the price difference between devices.
Samsung also says that Note 7 owners will get a $25 gift card or bill credit from select carrier retail outlets when they exchange their Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 device or a Note 7.
If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7 and want to exchange it with Samsung, you can either contact the retailer the you bought it from or call 1-800-Samsung to being the exchange process.
Previously, it sounded like existing Note 7 owners may have to wait a couple of weeks for their replacement device, but Samsung’s latest announcement says that the replacements will be ready to go next week. Samsung is apparently rushing to build replacement Note 7 units, which is good for them because it means that they’re getting non-exploding versions of their new flagship out the door, and it lessens the time that consumers have to spend with their potentially explosive Note 7s.
If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7, which exchange option will you be taking advantage of?