AirAsia, Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines issued advisory against the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board. This is after Samsung recalled millions of Galaxy Note 7 sold worldwide. Reports said that the devices can catch fire while charging.
Budget carrier Cebu Pacific was first to release their advisory saying that they won’t be allowing the usage and charging of the device across all CEB and Cebgo flights starting September 11. The company won’t be allowing the said device to be stowed in checked baggage as well. Passengers may opt to handcarry it instead but must be turned off while inside the aircraft.
The flagship carrier Philippine Airlines followed next with the same policy as its competitor. Their advisory was posted on their official Facebook account today, September 12.
Low-cost airline AirAsia also banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in all of its AirAsia and AirAsia X flights.
Local carriers are just a few of airline companies issuing alerts against the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia also released similar advisories to their customers.
You’ve probably heard ABS-CBN Mobile entering the local telecommunications industry to offer more than the usual call and text offers of the giant networks. This time, global phone manufacturer Samsung joined the local telco players by introducing the first exclusive mobile branded SIM – the Samsung Galaxy Data SIM.
Similar to ABS-CBN Mobile, Samsung Galaxy Data SIM is powered by Globe Telecom. As its name suggests, the new data SIM is bundled for free with selected Samsung smartphones and tablets available from participating Samsung Experience Stores, kiosks and other local distributors. Basically, it’s a prepaid data SIM.
Samsung Galaxy Data SIM also offers call and text promos on top mobile Internet. Since it’s backed by Globe, it’s offerings are inline with the current offerings of the Ayala-led network tailored to Samsung-branded gadgets and users.
Samsung Galaxy Data SIM was first introduced late last year but didn’t make much noise probably because there’s no wide spread marketing campaign made. Also, there are no new stuff on it that makes it different from other SIM cards unlike with ABS-CBN Mobile data SIM where users can watch Kapamilya shows via streaming.
At this point, Samsung has not yet released any official plans whether to continue the Samsung Galaxy Data SIM or not. If Samsung Philippines is really interested in the local telco market, we’ll be seeing more features of the SIM coming out soon!
If you want to know more about this Galaxy SIM, visit Samsung Philippines.
Another new phone sets foot to the Philippine islands in an exclusive deal with Globe Telecom – the Samsung Galaxy S.
Globe subscribers can now enjoy this latest Android smartphone which is an instant hit in South Korea when Samsung first launch the unit there.
The unit boasts its 1 Ghz processor and 4.0″ SUPER MOLED display. Available in both Globe Prepaid and Postpaid packages, users will enjoy the features of Samsung Galaxy S tied up with Globe’s services.