When stubborn Galaxy Note 7 users refused to return their potentially-explosive phones, they rolled out an update that capped the battery capacity at 60-percent. Apparently some users are okay with this, because there are still units out in the wild that have yet to be returned. So now carriers will be cutting off service entirely, but waiting until after the holiday season.

The update, which disables charging entirely and kills the phone’s wireless radios, will come from T-Mobile first on December 27th. Verizon and AT&T will follow on January 5th, and then Sprint will release it on January 8th.

The purpose of delaying the update is to make sure that customers have a way to stay in contact with friends and family during the busy holiday season, particularly while they’re traveling – although not by airplane, apparently, because Galaxe Note 7 units aren’t allowed on airplanes. Remember, this phones burn down houses, and they need to go.

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