As one after another ban order begins to surface, Samsung starts opening Galaxy Note 7 exchange booths at major airports across the world. The exchange booths will hugely benefit travellers who have not yet managed to exchange or return their affected smartphones. The counters are already operational in some South Korean airports. Samsung has confirmed that the Note 7 exchange booths will soon be set up in Australia. Reports have started to arise mentioning the presence of these customer service points in US airports too.
The exchange desks are placed at the front of the high traffic terminals, just before the security checkpoints. Here, you will be able to swap your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with a new Samsung device. You shall receive the difference amount along with any applicable offers instantly at the counter itself. The company executive present at the booth will transfer all of your data present in the Note 7 into the new device. This ensures that you will not experience any hiccup while using the replaced smartphone.
However, at the authorised counters, you will able to exchange your Note 7 only with a Samsung smartphone. Due to the limited storing space at the temporary booths, the company might as well limit your choice with only the Galaxy S7 or the Galaxy S7 Edge. Nevertheless, at the exchange points, you can return your Galaxy Note 7 entirely for a full refund; you will miss out the offers, though.
Samsung has officially mentioned that the exchange counters will be operational from 6 am to 8 pm local time in Australia. This timing may be similar also at other places across the world. There is little doubt about the effectiveness of these booths. It is because there are still more than a million Galaxy Note 7s in the wild. It is quite evident that every owner of the affected device will not be aware of the tragedy. This will come as a relief to them and save them from a lot of hassle.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has turned out to be one of the most disastrous smartphones in history. It’s potential to explode unexpectedly has forced Samsung to remove it from the market permanently. Almost all the airline companies around the world the world has issued some kind of warning to their customers regarding the affected smartphone. Last week, the federal government even went far to announce that carrying the Galaxy Note 7 along with you on a flight is a criminal offence.