The Samsung Note 7 due to its usual explosions was banned from using on any United States airline due.
A passenger on an airplane thought it would be fun to see people’s reactions when they spot a free Note 7 Wi-Fi so he renamed his own portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7_1097’ which raised dire concerns mid-flight the overnight service from San Francisco to Boston. A passenger was aboard the Virgin Airlines flight that tweeted a screenshot of the Wi-Fi network seen onboard.
Open my laptop on the plane and notice a Galaxy Note 7 wifi hotspothttps://t.co/y1csn9gOsZpic.twitter.com/9Z5IJULuPs
— Lucas Wojciechowski (@lucaswoj)December 20, 2016
Once the plane crew discovered it, they announced that any passenger with a Note7 should press their call button. When nobody responded, the captain announced that the plane would have to make an emergency landing so they can search the plane and get rid of the Note7 that was supposedly on board.
Once the prankster had gotten enough, he confessed to the crew that there was no Note7 phone and that he just changed the name on his mobile hotspot to the name of the forbidden phone.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have found the device. Luckily only the name of the device was changed to Galaxy Note7. It was not a Galaxy Note7. - flight crew
It's a little bit funny and at the same time scary, I can't imagine how people will feel knowing they have a security hazard on board a flight especially when people have seen many videos of these phones exploding. A fire that would be very dangerous on an aircraft during flight.
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