As the world waits for official confirmation from Samsung about its next step regarding the trouble Galaxy Note7, two of Australia's largest telcos have confirmed they have stopped sending replacement handsets to users.
In statements provided to our friends at Gizmodo, Telstra and Vodafone have confirmed that shipments of replacement Galaxy Note7 phones have been halted until further notice.
Telstra said that they have "asked Samsung to provide us with an update on their investigations as a matter of priority and will update our customers as soon as we learn more." Affected users will receive "loan phones and for those who do not wish to wait for the exchange program a change-over to an alternative smartphone".
Vodafone took a similar tack, saying that their replacement program is being paused and that "keep customers updated on the status of this program as we receive more information from Samsung".
It comes after the Verge obtained an internal Telstra memo saying that Samsung had "temporarily paused the supply of new Galaxy Note7 smartphones following a reported incident in a replacement phone in the US". The electronics manufacturer said it was still "confident in the replacement Note7" and was standing by in the product, although we're still awaiting a statement from Samsung later today.