Since I last posted about the Samsung Note 7, several media outlets have announced airlines and their respective hubs are banning the use of the device after the U.S. has deemed it a hazard. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal noted that the batteries used in the troubled Galaxy 7 were tested by a lab that belongs to Samsung. Whereas, Apple and others use third-party labs certified by U.S. wireless group. Reports are now being made that consumers are filing for a class action suit against Samsung for the loss of use. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Friday passengers who try to carry the phones into flights could have them confiscated and face fines of as much as $180,000 or possible prosecution, if they try to evade the emergency order by hiding them in checked baggage.
If you see a Samsung kiosk in your airport, I urge you to turn your device in for a replacement. Otherwise, it could turn out to be the most expensive cell bill you ever receive.