New York, New Jersey authorities request that riders turn off their Galaxy Note 7 on buses, trains

New York, New Jersey authorities request that riders turn off their Galaxy Note 7 on buses, trains
Ride the New York City subway enough, and you will find anything riding on the cars rumbling underneath Gotham's sidewalks. Well, just about everything. One thing that you won't find inside a subway car these days is a powered up Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Tuesday that MTA customers need to power down the phablet before walking into a subway car.

Also included in the ban are New York City buses run by the MTA. Passengers entering MTA stations also have to refrain from turning on their Galaxy Note 7 "due to concerns (that the) device's battery can ignite." In addition, those with the handset are not being allowed to take advantage of the built-in charging ports available on certain MTA buses. Many of the times when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 reportedly exploded, the device was being charged.

The MTA does have a rule that prohibits subway or bus riders from carrying hazardous or flammable materials on board a bus or train. Thanks to the defective battery on board some units of Samsung's popular new phablet, the Galaxy Note 7 would fit in that category.

The New Jersey Transit Authority had earlier requested that those with the device turn it off before entering one of its stations, or boarding a Transit Authority bus or train.

source: DailyNews

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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. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I'm wondering who is gonna buy Note 7 after all these disasters and reputation mass destruction!

2. kiko007

Posts: 7502; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

People who want one?

3. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I wanted one, my brother, and my cousin. But after we heard all these stories we better be safe than sorry. People started to lose trust in many Samsung products, unfortunately.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just wait for new note7 batch.. probably 1 month from now... (and probably with some price drop :D)

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yes, but "Average Joe," who might need a phone or is eligible to trade in a phone, is going to run the other way when all he hears is doom and gloom about something as benign as a smartphone. Those of us "in the know" will temper it all with what we have read, but expecting the general public to overcome reports on local and national news about a potentially deadly (not really) phone is not going to happen. To those folks, the Note 7 is a ticking time bomb.

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Looks like Hallyu is right this time, like him or hate him. Phonearena spamming and glorify Apple article and bashing galaxy note 7 the whole week, now it's hard to convince me to say phonearena isn't bias against Samsung and favor Apple.

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

they report on tech news and the Note 7 debacle is huge news. Do you want them to ignore it?

16. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Well when sites like phonearena spam you on note 7 articles 5 times a day for 2 weeks it just seems like that. We know it a recall due to a potential fire, anytime something happens they post as much negative stuff on note 7 they can find, even when its not a story just make up one to keep it fresh.

5. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Some of you guys give way too much credit to average people. Like, not even your Average Joe in terms of tech, but your Average Joe consumer period. Not everyone is informed. Some people are still just finding out about the explosions. On my way to work in Chicago, I heard this: "Yea, do not get the Note 7 can potentially explode"

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or simply "don't get samsung phone, it can explode"

12. Rocket

Posts: 673; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

any phone with a lithium battery could explode at any moment not only samsung devices, only a s*****d person would say that.

14. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Hinestly the freakin' transit system has more fires on a weekly than what the Note 7 has caused. Track fires due to debris/garbage, malfunctioning motors on aging train cars, electrical cables wearing down rather quickly due to a combination of vibration, water and salt (during the winter), and of course the usual vandals (though much less in recemt years). The NYC transit system is paying the price for being 24/7 while cutting back on maintenance to fund bloated projects and incompetent employees. So no I won't worry about a person with a Note 7 boarding the PATH or NYC subway (which is a death trap due to the stupidity of locking the doors between cars making escape impossible without the conductor).

15. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

I'm not a Samsung fan... I hate touchwiz, but pa seems to publish every article they could find about note 7 battery. In india, we don't afraid of note 7, because they have yet to release note 7 and its probably gonna be safe...

17. snatchlax17

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I thought they only turned into a fiery inferno when charging...what difference does it make if someone is listening to whatever/playing a game/not paying attention to the outside world as long as the phone isn't charging?

18. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

haha No.

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