We’ve been reading about spontaneous combustion of the new Samsung Note 7. It was hyped as the best full-feature to come out of South Korea. An iPhone killer. And then it started to ignite. Duck and cover type ignition. Bring the marshmallows.
I hope you have a back up – the FAA will not allow any Galaxy Note 7 phones on board. Plus trains are now also following their lead. You can’t check it, you can’t carry it on – even if you leave it off – it can’t even be shipped as air cargo. Ergo….leave it home.
This is a big deal. The TSA has X-ray machines to detect them. It’s not clear what they will do with confiscated phones. They surely are not going to set up a “return to me” system. They probably will sit in a fireproof container until it is crushed.
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Take it back NOW to where you bought it. Ask for any other model. But I think this is going to be a major problem…how do we know others won’t light up?
Call me a Luddite, but I don’t own a smart phone (NSA concerns, you know). I am still on a tiny flip phone. No internet access, no apps and no high monthly fee. It slips into my pocket easily – not like the bricks others have. But hey – it makes calls…just like in the old days. Maybe you guys can get a flip for a backup. Just swap the SIM card and off you go. They only run about $10 at Walmart.
Oh yeah, they are Samsung’s!!