After a string of embarrassing fire-related failures, Samsung is trying to finish off its Galaxy Note 7 phone for good. Verizon won't let that happen.
But Verizon won't go along with the update, saying it doesn't want to brick its users' phones in case they need them for an emergency or help navigating during the holiday season.
Verizon's website says each Galaxy Note 7 costs between $83 and $158 per month with a talk, text and data plan on a two-year contract. That's a lot of money Verizon would have to forfeit by switching off the phones.
Unlike Verizon, T-Mobile will roll out the update Dec. 27, and Sprint will follow suit in early 2017.