Samsung Sets Up Galaxy Note 7 Exchange Stations At Airports Around The Globe

Just in case you have been living under a rock for the two months or so, you should probably know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not exactly the safest phone on the planet. After several fires, including on a parked Southwest Airlines airplane, many countries have banned the Galaxy Note 7 from all airline flights. Now, weveral “exchange” stations have popped up at major airports so that users can get rid of their Galaxy Note 7’s before heading onto their flights.

The exchange booths first appeared in South Korea at the Incheon International Airport. The stations have now appeared throughout the world. Flyers have reported exchange booths at LAX and San Francisco International Airport, while the Samsung Australia page directs flyers to stations at seven different airports. Rumor has it that these exchange booths will be coming to the United Kingdom soon.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung representatives are located at security checkpoints. Customers can swap out their phones or surrender their phone and get a refund. The representatives will be able to transfer the customer’s data to their replacement phone. However, passengers who try to sneak the banned phone onto their flight could face serious fines.

These exchange booths, however, are really a last resort. Samsung hopes that the stations will communicate the ban to travelers who have somehow missed the recall announcement. If you currently have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, please, please, PLEASE, exchange your phone, especially before traveling.

Galaxy Note 7 Kit

According to the CPSC, “This recall involves the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sold before September 15, 2016. The recalled devices have a 5.7-inch screen and were sold in the following colors: black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum and silver titanium with a matching stylus. Samsung is printed on the top front of the phone and Galaxy Note 7 is printed on the back of the phone.”