Love (or Hate?) Your Note 7? Samsung Wants You to Appear in an Ad

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Still need to replace that charred Galaxy Note 7? Samsung is offering $600 (or more) to current and former device owners who appear in an ad about the phone.

The O'Connor Casting Company posted a call for folks to "share their experiences with the Galaxy Note 7, the Note 7 recall, and their overall experience with Samsung"; you will need to show proof of ownership. Interviews are being conducted this week at the Chicago-based casting firm; interested participants can apply online. Those who live outside the city or are unavailable this week can submit a video application.

Those who are selected will be flown to New York City to film sometime before Oct. 7 and 17. There's no indication what the ad will actually cover, though it will likely be a bid to recapture buyers ahead of the all-important holiday season.

Samsung began recalling its new Galaxy Note 7 in September, after numerous reports of exploding batteries. The company followed up with a software update that prevents the device from overheating by capping battery recharges at 60 percent.

Note 7 owners can exchange their handset for a new one, a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge (and get a $25 credit), swap it for a non-Samsung device, or get a full refund.

According to mobile app development firm Apteligent, Note 7 adoption "abruptly halted" as retailers stopped selling the phones and Samsung activated its exchange program. Some folks, however, were apparently willing to risk it.

By late last month, about half of all recalled smartphones sold in the US were exchanged through the company's voluntary program. The manufacturer made about 500,000 new Note 7 devices available on Sept. 21.

The 5.7-inch quad-HD smartphone launched in August, with a curved 1,440-by-2,560 screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front shooter, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a 3,500mAh battery, USB-C port, and improved S Pen.

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