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  1. Snareman's Avatar
    What's the latest on flying with these? I'm flying Thursday? Are airlines actively checking your phone or is it still just an honor system?
    10-10-2016 11:01 AM
  2. LailaAK's Avatar
    What's the latest on flying with these? I'm flying Thursday? Are airlines actively checking your phone or is it still just an honor system?
    no "official" ban yet... but don't take it out during flight. you
    don't want to be noticed by one of those flight attendants
    on a power trip.

    my friend got hassled by a grandma United flight attendant
    on a SFO-HNL for having the "Note 7" phone turned on.
    His phone was a new iPhone 7 Plus (not a Samsung product,
    last time I checked) Against his better judgement, his argued
    back. The flight attendant said he would have to keep the
    phone turned off during the entire flight just because she said
    so... or else she was going to inform the captain and made
    sure my friend was arrested for interference with flight crew
    or something. He has the whole incident on his phone and
    I'll post the link once he uploads it to YouTube.
    10-10-2016 11:18 AM
  3. Dr Claw's Avatar
    no "official" ban yet... but don't take it out during flight. you
    don't want to be noticed by one of those flight attendants
    on a power trip.

    my friend got hassled by a grandma United flight attendant
    on a SFO-HNL for having the "Note 7" phone turned on.
    His phone was a new iPhone 7 Plus (not a Samsung product,
    last time I checked) Against his better judgement, his argued
    back. The flight attendant said he would have to keep the
    phone turned off during the entire flight just because she said
    so... or else she was going to inform the captain and made
    sure my friend was arrested for interference with flight crew
    or something. He has the whole incident on his phone and
    I'll post the link once he uploads it to YouTube.
    Holy crap, even iPhones are getting caught in this? I mean, can't you see the big "Apple" logo on the back?
    10-10-2016 11:22 AM
  4. LailaAK's Avatar
    Holy crap, even iPhones are getting caught in this? I mean, can't you see the big "Apple" logo on the back?
    Like I said, it was more about a flight attendant going
    on a power trip. there's plenty of them in the air.
    10-10-2016 11:27 AM
  5. MikeS1971's Avatar
    Holy crap, even iPhones are getting caught in this? I mean, can't you see the big "Apple" logo on the back?
    And I was going to cover the "Samsung" name on the front of the phone and put an Apple sticker on the back. Then install an ios theme.

    What? Do I have a Note 7? No, it's an iPhone. See?
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    10-10-2016 11:31 AM
  6. omgitselaine's Avatar
    And I was going to cover the "Samsung" name on the front of the phone and put an Apple sticker on the back. Then install an ios theme.

    What? Do I have a Note 7? No, it's an iPhone. See?
    Maybe try something like this on our Notes when traveling ???

    Do you think it'll work ??

    10-10-2016 11:52 AM
  7. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    This email reply from Samsung is pretty solid.

    Samsung is sending incomprehensible emails to Note 7 owners looking for a refund - The Verge
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/10/1...comprehensible
    10-10-2016 12:03 PM
  8. Snareman's Avatar
    Yea, there are a few people you just can't argue with. Cops and flight attendants are 2 of them as only bad things will come of it.
    OUGrad05 likes this.
    10-10-2016 12:06 PM
  9. dstrauss's Avatar
    NY Times report is very sad:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...35258522,d.cWw

    It reports their source at Samsung said the "production adjustment" is in fact a halt of production, and Samsung hopes to have an answer within a month...they're playing Taps for the GN7.
    10-10-2016 12:28 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    Yea, there are a few people you just can't argue with. Cops and flight attendants are 2 of them as only bad things will come of it.
    True, very stupid way to get onto a no fly list. Sneaking banned contraband onto a flight has the potential to escalate quickly.
    BarfingMonkey likes this.
    10-10-2016 12:49 PM
  11. scottishlassy's Avatar
    Well, count me in the done column for the Note 7. I had originally planned on waiting to hear what Samsung had to say about the matter. But to wait a month with a potentially dangerous device, nope. Done with it.
    10-10-2016 01:00 PM
  12. Snareman's Avatar
    True, very stupid way to get onto a no fly list. Sneaking banned contraband onto a flight has the potential to escalate quickly.
    Are you not supposed to even have it on the plane at all, even if its off?
    10-10-2016 01:02 PM
  13. rimz808's Avatar
    Another replacement phone exploding in women's hand here in Hawaii.

    Samsung smartphone nearly catches fire in Kalihi woman’s hand | KHON2

    Yep.. I am definitely getting rid of this phone and switching back to my iphone. Sorry Samsung, I wanted to give you a try, but this is now a big safety concern and I am not one to gamble.
    10-10-2016 01:05 PM
  14. honeybrownfan's Avatar
    Apparently a replacement caught fire in Buffalo as well.

    Local Woman's Bad Brush with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 | WGRZ.com
    10-10-2016 01:15 PM
  15. LailaAK's Avatar
    And I was going to cover the "Samsung" name on the front of the phone and put an Apple sticker on the back. Then install an ios theme.

    What? Do I have a Note 7? No, it's an iPhone. See?
    if it catches fire on your flight, the airline and Apple will both sue you....
    10-10-2016 01:17 PM
  16. anthonium's Avatar
    I'm saddened by this as I really wanted this phone. No other phone interests me now...

    RIP Note 7. It's like a fatally wounded dog, you just have to put it out of its misery so it doesn't keep suffering.
    10-10-2016 01:19 PM
  17. LailaAK's Avatar
    Apparently a replacement caught fire in Buffalo as well.

    Local Woman's Bad Brush with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 | WGRZ.com
    I've lost track... does that make it the 14th replacement Note 7 that caught fire so far?
    10-10-2016 01:20 PM
  18. Snareman's Avatar
    This is my first Samsung after a long line of Droids and now that I have it I can't imagine what else I'd switch to. I guess I'll just hope mine doesn't explode.
    jacques200 likes this.
    10-10-2016 01:20 PM
  19. jbcatl's Avatar
    Another replacement phone exploding in women's hand here in Hawaii.

    Samsung smartphone nearly catches fire in Kalihi woman’s hand | KHON2

    Yep.. I am definitely getting rid of this phone and switching back to my iphone. Sorry Samsung, I wanted to give you a try, but this is now a big safety concern and I am not one to gamble.
    Switched my SIM back into my iPhone 6 Plus yesterday and am holding the Note 7 until Samsung comes up with an answer, or I just get tired of waiting and paying for a phone that is not safe to use. Samsung has no idea how to do crisis management, and only makes matter worse by repeating the same mantra that "only a small number of devices are affected". That rings hollow when your device may be the next one. Samsucks? Sambungle? I really like the Note 7 but am doubtful that Samsung can allay my concerns at this point, and waiting a month to find out is not in the cards.
    scottishlassy and rimz808 like this.
    10-10-2016 01:21 PM
  20. KupKrazy's Avatar
    Anyone else notice that just about all except one of these reports have occurred only in the US? Either there's a lot being unreported or something about the US...

    Btw, I'm just making an observation - not saying that it's some conspiracy, etc... I see how people on both sides can get quite defensive about this.

    Edit: Not including China incident since that was not a replacement phone.
    10-10-2016 01:27 PM
  21. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Anyone else notice that just about all except one of these reports have occurred only in the US? Either there's a lot being unreported or something about the US...

    Btw, I'm just making an observation - not saying that it's some conspiracy, etc... I see how people on both sides can get quite defensive about this.

    Edit: Not including China incident since that was not a replacement phone.
    There were also a couple reported in Korea, so it's not just the US.

    During the recall process CPSC identified 90+ cases of failure and we only heard about a few.

    You can bet there are more cases out there that we haven't heard.
    KupKrazy likes this.
    10-10-2016 01:34 PM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    Anyone else notice that just about all except one of these reports have occurred only in the US? Either there's a lot being unreported or something about the US...

    Btw, I'm just making an observation - not saying that it's some conspiracy, etc... I see how people on both sides can get quite defensive about this.

    Edit: Not including China incident since that was not a replacement phone.
    US news very commonly ignores news from outside the US.
    KupKrazy likes this.
    10-10-2016 01:37 PM
  23. donm527's Avatar
    UPDATED with 12 incidences found so far... I didn't think I'd be updating so often in one day...

    So just to recap from all those posts recently the reported replacement phones (post recall) that have on the news... 12... in a three week period?? Did I forget any?

    #1 China
    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone catches fire in China - Sep. 27, 2016

    #2 Louisville/Southwest Airlines
    Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone catches fire on Southwest plane - The Verge

    #3 Taiwan


    #4 Minnesota
    Alleged replacement Note 7 catches fire in Minnesota | Android Central

    #5 Nicholasville, KY
    Nicholasville man injured by replacement Samsung phone

    #6 S Korea Burger King


    #7 (S Korea Life Eagle Park)
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=TZt7UBYsOb0

    #8 Virginia
    A fourth replacement Galaxy Note 7 caught fire in Virginia this morning - The Verge

    #9 Texas
    Samsung says it's 'working diligently' as fifth replacement Note 7 burns - The Verge

    #10 Kalihi
    Samsung smartphone nearly catches fire in Kalihi woman’s hand | KHON2

    #11 Hamburg, NY
    Local Woman's Bad Brush with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 | WGRZ.com

    #12 New Zealand
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ectid=11727023


    I've lost track... does that make it the 14th replacement Note 7 that caught fire so far?
    anon(782252) likes this.
    10-10-2016 01:44 PM
  24. LailaAK's Avatar
    US news very commonly ignores news from outside the US.
    U.S. news makes Canada non-existent most of the time...
    (you know that huge piece of land directly north of the US?)
    10-10-2016 01:51 PM
  25. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    How many of these reports are copycats looking for their 15 seconds of fame and money?
    Joeykool and dadsterflip like this.
    10-10-2016 01:58 PM
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