Samsung is to place Note 7 exchange booths at airports globally
- 18.10.2016, 16:10,
- Society » Society. Main
Customers will get a new phone at a Samsung exchange desk.
Customer service points will be set up at the airports around the world in order to prevent customers taking the dangerous device onto flights at the last minute.
The first of these new 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 US as well.
Samsung reported the booths will be placed in "high-traffic terminals" before security screening.
Acccording to analysts, more than 1 million Note 7 are still in use despite two global recalls for the device and daily news coverage of its dangers.
In the US it is a federal crime to bring a Note 7 on board and my be subject to fines and even imprisonment of up to ten years.