The Galaxy Note 7 has now been recalled and banned from flight in the US, but some consumers may not be aware that any of that has happened. To help, Samsung is setting up Note 7 exchange booths at airports.
Samsung has rolled out Galaxy Note 7 exchange booths in airports in South Korea, Australia, and the US. You can see an example of one in the tweet below, which shows the exchange booth located at SFO in San Francisco, Calif.
Samsung has a team of representatives at SFO to help customers with the Note7 phone. It's banned from US flights. pic.twitter.com/2IiEcg6hsU
— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) October 17, 2016
These booths are being manned by Samsung employees who will exchange your recalled Note 7 for a different device. Once you’ve got your new phone, the Samsung employee will transfer all of your data from your Note 7 to your new phone so that you’re able to board your plane and have all of your photos, apps, and more.
Now that the Galaxy Note 7 is banned from airplanes in the US, passengers that bring a device onto a plane could be seriously fined. And while the Note 7 recall has been all over the news lately, some folks may not be aware that the Note 7 has been totally banned from air travel in the US, even if the phone is turned off.
These Samsung exchange booths are a good idea to help anyone still carrying a Note 7. These people can avoid being fined by swapping their Note 7 at an airport and getting a new device, complete with all of their data, before they take off.