On Saturday the federal flight ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones went into effect in the United States. We asked our readers how this was working out around the globe and from the replies we’ve received, it’s safe to say that, so far, this sucks.
The Transportation Department’s decision to ban the Note 7 from all flights came just days after Samsung announced that it was killing the phone for good. That short window left little time for the manufacturer, wireless carriers, and airlines to present a plan for consumers—and it’s unclear if anyone even has one. So far, it seems that Samsung wants you to return the phone in this fireproof box, airlines say to leave it the fuck at home, and according to one reader, a wireless carrier suggested smuggling it in a sock.