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Samsung offering in-airport smartphone exchange

GeneralEdward KiledjianComment
Image by Sergio Quntana via Twitter

Image by Sergio Quntana via Twitter

The US FAA has officially barred all Note 7s from flying on any US airline and Samsung has started an airport exchange program. CNET is reporting that:

"After setting up exchange booths in South Korea's Incheon airport , Samsung is now spreading the initiative across the world, announcing trade-in booths in airports across Australia. The customer service booths will allow passengers to switch out their recalled Galaxy Note 7 (along with the data on it) to another Samsung device.

The booths will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time at "high-traffic" terminals:

  • Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith)
  • Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
  • Brisbane Airport
  • Adelaide Airport
  • Perth Airport
  • Gold Coast Airport
  • Canberra Airport (open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)"

ABC 7 News is reporting that exchange booths have been seen in San Francisco airport.  This airport exchange is a good idea as some of their customers may not be aware of the FAA prohibition.

Photo by Sergio Quintana