Samsung setting up Note 7 exchange booths at airports around the world

Samsung setting up Note 7 exchange booths at airports around the world

PanARMENIAN.Net - Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange booths in airports around the world, hoping to stop customers taking the dangerous device onto flights at the last minute. The first of these new "customer service points" appear to have been introduced in South Korean airports, but Samsung has confirmed the booths are opening in airports across Australia, with reports of the desks appearing in the U.S. as well, The Verge reports.

The booths are located in "high-traffic terminals" before security screening, says Samsung, and allow Note 7 owners to swap their phone for an unspecified exchange device. According to a report from ABC7News in San Francisco — where a Samsung exchange desk has appeared at the city's international airport — employees for the tech company are on hand to help customers transfer their data onto a new phone.

These are necessary measures, as despite two global recalls for the Note 7 and daily news coverage of its dangers, analysts say that more than 1 million devices are still in use. And as of last week, it's now a federal crime to bring a Note 7 onto a flight in the U.S., meaning that anyone caught with the phone risks fines and even imprisonment of up to ten years.

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