When this year ends, we鈥檒l be saying goodbye to A LOT. It鈥檚 been one of the busiest, craziest years in a very long time, filled with stories that never seem to end. In the tech sphere, that means the never-ending saga of the Galaxy Note 7. But this latest news could be the final nail in the coffin, not only for the phone but this entire ordeal.


Samsung is bricking the phone, which basically means that it will become completely useless and won鈥檛 even turn on unless it鈥檚 plugged in. They made the announcement earlier in the month, and every carrier seemed to agree that this was the right move. Well, every carrier except Verizon.

Verizon said that they weren鈥檛 going to push the bricking update through because they didn鈥檛 want to leave their customers without any phone at all. But now the company is saying that they will indeed brick the phone 鈥 they鈥檙e just going to wait a little bit. 鈥淲e want to make sure you can contact family, first responders, and emergency medical professionals during the holiday travel season,鈥 Verizon said. So Verizon Note 7 owners will have until January 5, 2017 to get a new phone. It is on that day that Verizon will push out the update that is happening for all other carriers on December 19.

Just remember if you鈥檙e traveling home for the holidays, you can鈥檛 take the Galaxy Note 7 on an airplane. And come January 5, you鈥檙e out of luck. It鈥檚 all going to be over COMPLETELY for the Note 7.

Are you still holding onto a Note 7? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Tech Crunch; photo via Samsung)