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Samsung Note 7 owners, who's planning on keeping it?

Despite the recall and the risks, I read through many member comments throughout CNET that some folks are simply loving their Samsung Note 7 and will not comply to the recall and plan to keep their phones. Are you one of those risk takers and nonconformist?

If you are, do mind sharing with us why you are keeping your Note 7? Is the risk worth it over a phone?

If you are travelling by plane, the US FAA has now completely banned these phones from flights, what would you do if your phone gets confiscated before boarding the plane? What if other countries around the world follow suite and do the same and your phone gets confiscated then?

Post was last edited on October 20, 2016 5:15 PM PDT

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A few Minor Things

The early reports by commenters was that foreign (I mean, non-U.S.) airports were banning the Note 7 while the U.S. industry and FAA were just suggesting that you keep the phone turned off and not charging it. So, your last question has already happened a while back. What that meant is that you can keep your Note 7 in your carry-on turned off when leaving the U.S. for, lets say, Amsterdam. However, when you go to return to the U.S., you won't be allowed to bring the phone with you (hope your Note 7 likes windmills..). Now, the FAA has joined ranks and the phone is NOT allowed on any flight. You will be turned away at the security checkpoint and your options will be to go home or over to a Samsung kiosk to change out the phone. Not good if you are late for a flight. Also, the article I read said that, if you do manage to sneak your phone past the TSA, it could still be confiscated in flight and you would need to pay a large (??) fine. So, I assume, the police would be there on your arrival. Also not good.
Some people think that some of the phones are good and some are bad but, if Samsung hasn't figured out the root cause, there is no way to tell if that is even true. They may all be bad just waiting for the right conditions like a vent being blocked or a temperature or air pressure change. Nobody knows. And, even if they figured this out and it was true that some phones are good, do you think a TSA officer is going to hold up a huge line while you power up your phone and show the serial number so the TSA can stop and look the phone up on a list? From what I read Samsung has not just recalled the phone but they put a complete halt to it.
The other question I have is: Do you feel lucky? Just because your Note 7 hasn't exploded (yet) doesn't mean that it won't do that in the future and what would you rather do? Send it your Note 7 in the fireproof box and get $100 and get a replacement model, or just hope you don't have to replace your furniture and carpeting? So far, it doesn't look like Samsung is paying for damage and I'm pretty sure that, damage after the final recall won't be paid for.
So, how do people feel about that? And this isn't just a Samsung issue. I got my iPhone 5 replaced for free because the battery swelled up and distorted the display because that was considered a safety issue. Same thing with my g/f's iPhone 5. So, this could happen to anyone.

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Another argument for replaceable batteries

Enough said

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I Don't know If I Exactly Agree

Since they have NO IDEA what is causing the issue last I read, it may not necessarily be fixed by replacing the battery. In fact, I had this crazy theory that maybe the cases of the phone may have issues by not letting out the heat. Could be anything at this stage. But I would prefer removable batteries just for the convenience of swapping batteries when one runs down (I have an iPhone 5).

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Just came back from Myanmar via Tiawan

NO Note 7 allowed on plane. Big sign at check in. Inspection of cell phones at security.

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