Friday 21 October 2016

Using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could cost you £150,000

Note 7

The problems for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is still ongoing and which is a one of the major concern across the globe. It has also been categorised as one of the banned items.

Their Galaxy Note 7 was recently withdrawn from sale after a number of devices caught on fire.

Now its flagship smartphone has been banned from all flights in the US with anyone caught using one facing a $179,000 (£150,000) fine.

"We recognise that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority," said US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx.

All people who are still in possession of Note 7 will have to leave their precious phones behind.

However, if they do manage to sneak one on board a flight they must tell a member of cabin crew immediately.

The device must then be powered off and not used for the duration of the flight.

It must also be kept in a pocket or hands of the owner and must not be placed in the overhead compartment, seat back pocket, nor in any carry-on baggage.

Anyone not complying with these will instantly be committing a federal offence and could be hit with the whopping fine.

It's not just the US where the Note 7 faces plane bans

Carriers in Australia, Asia and Europe have all put the phone on a prohibited list with Air Berlin, Dragonair and Virgin Australia all saying no to the Note 7.

Qantas and its discount carrier Jetstar said in a statement: "The ban applies to devices being carried onto the aircraft, in carry-on baggage as well as check-in luggage."

Virgin Australia issued a similar announcement, but added that passengers were "strongly advised" not to bring the Note 7 phone to airports.



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