Samsung has rolled out airport exchange program to allow Galaxy Note 7 owners to swap their phones before a flight. The Samsung booths, which first appeared in South Korea and have now hit Australia, were set up following airline bans of the recently discontinued Galaxy Note 7 over fears of it catching fire.
Samsung’s customer service desks allow consumers to exchange the Galaxy Note 7 for another Samsung device and staff will also help transfer their data. The booths have been set up to help those who may have been unaware of the Note 7 ban – or haven’t yet had a chance to return the phone – and wouldn’t otherwise be able to board their flight with it.
According to CNET, the new booths will be open from ‘6 a.m. to 8 p.m local time at “high-traffic” terminals’ in:
Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith)
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
Gold Coast Airport
Canberra Airport (open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Samsung said it is rolling out these booths to other airports around the world soon.