T-Mobile today became the third U.S. wireless carrier to resume sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in the wake of a device recall that impacted around 1 million devices across the country.
According to the Un-carrier the Note 7 will once again be available online and at participating stores nationwide for customers looking to get their hands on the device. T-Mobile will also continue to exchange recalled Note 7 devices for a replacement Note 7 or temporary alternate device, the carrier said.
The move makes T-Mobile the third Tier-1 carrier to restart Note 7 sales, following Verizon and Sprint’s decision to do the same at the end of September.
In resuming its sales of the Note 7, Verizon opted to include an informative note for consumers containing details about the recall and assurances that the device currently for sale are safe.
“Available now the new Galaxy Note7,” Verizon’s note reads. “The Galaxy Note7 was previously recalled on September 9th by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to an issue with the device’s battery. This new Galaxy Note7 has been approved by the (CPSC) for all purchases and exchanges.
Sprint is selling the Note 7 on its website sans warning, but the device appears to be currently out of stock. AT&T has yet to resume sales; its website said the device is only available for in-store exchanges.
At the start of September, Samsung initiated a recall of its new flagship Note 7 phone due to battery cell issues that were causing the device to catch fire or explode while charging. The recall, which was made official by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, was estimated to impact around 1 million Note 7 devices in the country. Recalls were also issued in several other countries, including Canada, Mexico and South Korea.
In late September, Samsung said 500,000 new Note 7 devices had arrived in the United States to replace those included in the recall.
As of September 27, Samsung said more than 60 percent of all recalled devices in the United States and Korea had already been traded in.
Sales of the Note 7 resumed this week in South Korea, reportedly to a positive response. The Korea Herald on Monday said 30,000 units of the device were sold in the first two days alone after the October 1 relaunch. Samsung said it has also deployed Note 7 experience zones in that country to reacquaint consumers with the device.
Samsung has previously announced Note 7 sales will begin in India on October 7 and will resume in Europe on October 28.