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US authorities have banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights “to, from, or within the United States”. What’s more, the Galaxy Note 7 is now considered a “forbidden hazardous material”. It’s over, folks, and it’s time to admit as much.

The US Department of Transportation has banned the Galaxy Note 7 from American airspace. The ban, which comes into effect today (October 15), means you cannot transport the phone on your person, in carry-on luggage, or in checked luggage. And that applies even if your Galaxy Note 7 is powered down Samsung: Power Down Your Galaxy Note 7 Immediately Samsung: Power Down Your Galaxy Note 7 Immediately The Galaxy Note 7 is done. Game Over. Samsung has admitted as much, telling owners to power down and stop using their devices. Please heed this advice. Please. Read More .

Upon issuing the ban, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said:

“We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority. We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk.”

This is the latest twist in the ongoing saga of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The first shipment of handsets was recalled due to exploding batteries. And when replacements also started overheating, Samsung recalled them too, effectively killing the Galaxy Note 7 for good Samsung Kills the Galaxy Note 7, Because Boom! Samsung Kills the Galaxy Note 7, Because Boom! If you're currently in possession of a Galaxy Note 7, then you may soon be holding a very rare item in your hands. This is because Samsung could be planning to kill it off entirely. Read More .

It’s Time to Dump Your Galaxy Note 7

The decision to ban the Galaxy Note 7 from all flights will not have been taken lightly. So if you’re one of those intent on keeping your Galaxy Note 7, please reconsider. Now, not only do you face being branded an idiot online Some Idiots Are Keeping Their Exploding Samsung Phones Some Idiots Are Keeping Their Exploding Samsung Phones In case you missed the news, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead. And yet some Galaxy Note 7 owners are refusing to give up on their favorite smartphone. Idiots. Read More , you also won’t be able to take your smartphone on vacation.

Oh, and lest we forget, there’s also that small-but-ever-present risk of your phone exploding in your pocket. Which could injure you, your family, friends, or innocent strangers. So, yeah. It’s time to accept defeat and dump your exploding Samsung phone Dump Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for Something Less Dangerous Dump Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for Something Less Dangerous All four major US carriers are now letting their customers dump the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Customers can exchange their device for a less dangerous alternative. Read More for something less dangerous 5 Non-Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Alternatives 5 Non-Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Alternatives Looking to avoid a fireball in your home? You may need some Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives. We've rounded up five of the best Note 7 alternatives which range in cost from $360 to $610. Read More .

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Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? What do you intend to do with it? If you’re keeping it, why? If you’re exchanging it, what phone are you getting instead? What do you think of this decision to ban the devices from all flights? Please let us know in the comments below!

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