Wi-fi hotspot named ‘Galaxy Note 7’ delays flight | Inquirer Technology

Wi-fi hotspot named ‘Galaxy Note 7’ delays flight

/ 01:07 PM December 23, 2016

Galaxy Note 7

Be sure to utter the words “Galaxy Note 7” on your next plane ride to get a free interview with airport officials. Image: Samsung

There are now two things that people should avoid talking about in airports: bombs and Galaxy Note 7.

A recent Virgin America flight showed how serious airlines were taking the Galaxy Note 7 issue. Said flight was almost grounded when it was discovered that an active Wi-Fi hotspot named “Galaxy Note 7_1097” was found to be aboard the plane, reports The Verge.


Seeing this, the crew and passengers came under the impression that the notorious Samsung device was active on the plane. This prompted an extensive search for the device. The captain also warned that the flight would need to be diverted to Wyoming in order to do a more thorough search if none of the passengers stepped forward.


Eventually the prankster caved in and it was confirmed that there was indeed no Samsung Galaxy Note 7 onboard.

Serenity Caldwell tweet

Serenity Caldwell of iMore summed up the moral lesson of this story in a tweet. Image: Twitter/@settern

The Galaxy Note 7, deemed a fire hazard, has been barred from all flights by the FAA. Having one onboard will constitute to a federal crime. Alfred Bayle

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TOPICS: Galaxy Note 7, prank, Samsung, wi-fi
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