FAA issues new guidance on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones


The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) was quick to regroup after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and issued a short statement on the matter. As many of you probably know by now, Samsung has decided to halt production of the phone, as well as all sales and exchanges across the globe.

Samsung is now urging those who still own an old Galaxy Note 7 phone or a replacement unit to power them down and exchange them for other Galaxy smartphones or ask for full refunds. In light of the new statements coming from the South Korean company, the FAA updated the guidance on the Galaxy Note 7.

The new guidance is similar to the previous one just that it extends to the supposedly “safe” Galaxy Note 7 that Samsung delivered as replacements after September 15.



Basically, you won't be able to take your Galaxy Note 7 with you on a plane, at least that's what FAA wishes to enforce.

In the meantime, Samsung has already started to offer loaners to Galaxy Note 7 owners until a more permanent solution is decided upon. However, this offer is not yet widely available, so you will have to contact your local carrier for details on what's the procedure for getting rid of your Galaxy Note 7 as soon as possible.

source: FAA via SamMobile

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19 Comments

1. Rocket

Posts: 644; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Its over guys, lets move on!

15. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

A flagship device appeared and disappeared and you expect it to just go away without notice?

2. truthwins unregistered

Now its confirmed by samsung that it is Not the best large screen smartphone.

3. acruzlu unregistered

So when a person is about the board a flight, the ticket person is going to ask you what phone you're using?

5. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Read the article a few more times. You'll get it eventually.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

No. They will just tell you if you have a note 7 to turn it off.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, this phone is still a thing?

7. tokuzumi

Posts: 1870; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This is where LG needs could make a killing with their V20, if they weren't selling it for $800+.

8. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Where is TechieXP when you need him, haha

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

He's still in mourning. RIP a real....ahh....phone with a damn pen???

10. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Last I heard he was stroking, caressing and making love to his sweet sweet Note 7. The thought of losing his beloved phone is just too much for him. I believe he calls it "my precious".

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

He committed polygamy with 3 note 7s.

12. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

That's hot!

14. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao....you guys are crazy.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol you guys are hilarious. Techie is just as bad as that blackberry guy.

13. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

He will show up for a money loss article. I notice he loves those.

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Or Dark for that matter. Mr. "Im Keeping my Note"

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't forget Tedkord who continues to be in denial.

19. talon95

Posts: 995; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

"Basically, you won't be able to take your Galaxy Note 7 with you on a plane, at least that's what FAA wishes to enforce." Did you read the quote from the FAA? That's not what it said at all. It simply says don't use it. Why would you make up something that wasn't said? I'm all for saying the battery is crap and dangerous etc. but I can't stand factual errors in journalism. Not that PA is journalism, but can we please stick to reality when we aren't discussing concept phones.

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