The remaining 7% of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 holdouts who refuse to give up their recalled phone in the US are about to be permanently disconnected.
A software update preventing the Note 7 from charging and making phone calls will render it useless starting on December 19, according to Samsung.
This marks the end of Samsung's three-month-long recall effort stemming from a handful of exploding Note 7 batteries that have caused burns and fires.
"Together with our carrier partners, we will be notifying consumers through multiple touchpoints," said Samsung in a statement.
With 93% handsets returned, it'll continue to "encourage any remaining Galaxy Note 7 owners to participate in the program and to take advantage of the financial incentives available."
Joker: Verizon has the last laugh
However, like a Superman villain, the Note 7 just won't die, with Verizon refusing to issue Samsung's phone-killing update during the holidays.
"We will not push a software upgrade that will eliminate the ability for the Note 7 to work as a mobile device in the heart of the holiday travel season," said Verizon in a statement today.
"We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation."
The Note 7 will also (barely) survive in Europe. Samsung's update there is taking the battery life down to 30%.
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