If you own a Galaxy Note 7, you'll no longer be able to travel on an Amtrak train

If you own a Galaxy Note 7, you'll no longer be able to travel on an Amtrak train
Although Samsung has officially put a bullet to Galaxy Note 7, there are still many users out there who refuse to hand their smartphone in. Samsung is still doing what they can to get the remaining handsets out of consumers' hands, but even with all of this work on their end, the company is still having a difficult time getting folks to hand in their device.

Just a week ago, it was announced that passengers carrying a Galaxy Note 7 would not be permitted to board any airline flight in the United States at all. Shortly following that announcement, we've now got an official statement from Amtrak saying that they'll be enacting a similar ban. According to the Pacific Surfliner Twitter page, "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices are not permitted on Amtrak trains, Thruway buses, facilities, stations and platforms due to potential safety risks." 

We fully expect more and more bans on transportation and travel to come out like this going forward, so if you happen to be someone who still owns a Note 7 and still hasn't sent it back to Samsung, you're going to want to do it sooner rather than later. Although the exchange process might seem like a bit of a hassle, owning the phone is not only potentially putting your life at risk, but you're also going to be encountering a whole lot of trouble if you plan on traveling anytime soon. 

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

If you bring one on an Amtrack train you are a complete and utter moron. what kind of absolute loser would risk the safety of everyone around them just to satisfy themselves. The note 7s are the worst phones to ever be created. They do nothing but explode and make people's butts come off. Samsung should be ashamed of themselves. How do you come out with a half baked product? How does your quailty control team allow this to pass through? Were they drunk partying with thousands of escorts? I mean, how irresponsible as a brand can you be to allow mini grenades out of your laboratory? Samsung has not only exposed themselves as the worst company in existence for not correctly handling the entire situation, unfortunately their entire customer base has also been exposed for being complete losers, refusing to turn in their phone to be happy. How can you be happy with a mini grenade? It's a damn discrace that people would even consider going on a damn train or any public form of transportation with an explosive device. These people must not have home training or just be very very very very unitelligent. I swear, the dummies in the world just make me wanna go into hiding permanently. I hope that all the idiots that even consider bring that damn galaxy note 7 explosive device in person will find the nearest cliff.

2. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Bullet ? Idk why these american idiots love guns so much.

4. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Off topic. What do you know about American? Gun don't kill people, ONLY people kill people. Bad will find way to kill knife, bomb etc not just gun. You need to be more educate about gun before called people name.

8. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Hmm looks like youre from one of those places where you are limited to your country stuff. Ever read news outside of your country ? You better do that before posting meaningless gramatical error filled content.

13. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

American still think samsung and apple are the only 2 companies in this planet. There are better products than a galaxy or iphone. Try huawie or LG device which their midrange devices seemmore fluid and smooth than a high end galaxy phone.

3. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

PA, what other forms of public travel could the Note be banned on? lol. You think Greyhound is gonna do the same? Anyone and everyone boards those buses. How is AMTRAK gonna know if you even have phone? They don't search carry-on. lol Other than planes, AMTRAK and Greyhound, what other forms of public transportation you think are going to ban the device? You think local city buses and trains are going too? No! Because it isn't even possible to do so when you have millions of writers. So no, you won't see any more travel bans at least in the USA because there are no other forms of travel where such could easily be control. Just more PA BS, because you have nothing else to talk about.

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

the Samsung curse, It won't go away till all those stubborn note 7 owners turn over that piece of sorcery

6. handsomparis

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Guess I'm stubborn then.

7. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

No planes, no trains, no problem! We take bicycles! Nothing can stop the closet note 7 users!

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31615; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Take those Note 7's back man, it's not worth it.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I still see note 7's on planes so good luck keeping them off a train...

14. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Whole of samsung is not worth it. Samsung is just over rated.

16. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Hey Joe M. Sorry but title for this article is a bit misleading. You mean those who have their Note 7's with them once they board the train, not the owners. An owner can travel and leave the Note 7 at his/her home but that shouldn't ban him from riding the train.

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