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Samsung Spain hands out 200 free Galaxy Note 8 units on a plane

Samsung’s reputation took a hit because of the Galaxy Note 7. The handset’s faulty battery made it a fire risk so it was quickly banned from airplanes. The airlines actually started making announcements that the Galaxy Note 7 was not allowed in the cabin. The company bounced back with the Galaxy Note 8. The great response it has received for the new handset shows that the Note faithful are loyal to this lineup.

Samsung Spain decided to remind people of last year’s unfortunate events and highlight how the Galaxy Note 8 has truly been the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. It handed out free Galaxy Note 8 units to 200 unsuspecting passengers on a domestic flight in Spain.

Free Galaxy Note 8 Units

Passengers on a late night Iberia flight from Madrid to A Coruña, Galicia were probably not expecting to get a free gift that cost more than their ticket. This surprise move came after Iberia started promoting the Galaxy Note 8.

There were 200 passengers on that flight and all of them were given a free Galaxy Note 8 unit by the crew. The box carried the following text: “A year ago we asked you to turn it off, we welcome you today on board,” according to a translation.

It’s a tongue-in-cheek reminder from Samsung about the disaster that it suffered last year. Some might find it odd that the company is using that to promote its new product. Those passengers won’t mind though. Who doesn’t love a free flagship smartphone?

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shm224
shm224

This may explain why Samsung’s marketing expense is so high. Makes me want to not buy a Samsung product at a full-price.

George Ola
George Ola

I need one…..plzzzzz

gtone339
gtone339

Lucky! :0

Ewe1234
Ewe1234

Well i had a battery that doubled twice its size, to a point where i was told it was going to explode. Samsung wasnt in tbe slightest bit interested in recognising this problem or even resolving it… Everybody be aware and check your batteries. Mine was a Samsung J5 2015.. was not aware of the problem till the store took the back of mobile off, then we couldnt get it back on. Be Careful everyone.. CHECK YOUR BATTERIES

krym73
krym73

The battery getting swollen is normal from any manufacturer with misuse.

Ron Josiah
Ron Josiah

Lol, now all of us wish we were on that flight! ?

Martin Eugeniev
Martin Eugeniev

DAMN!

Martin Eugeniev
Martin Eugeniev

THATS AWESOME! I WANT ONE TO!

EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

Is anyone else thinking “if only I was on that flight…”

Erica Sosa
Erica Sosa

AWESOME!! but i agree, what about us “others” those who were part of the “mishap” but not a part of the free giveaway?!?

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

Did you not get a refund for your Note 7 purchase? I didn’t… I guess it is because I kept mine and still have it.

krym73
krym73

The carriers gave credits right away and when the Note8 launched, all previous Note7 customers qualified for a trade in promo that would let you trade in a phone and get $425 off the Note8. Which I used to trade in an old s5.

drifter2048
drifter2048

Yeah this is great, but what about the others who buy the Note 7, not even a discount.

Biransahin
Biransahin

I got a discount in Turkey, equivalent to $150 and a replacement S7 Edge, and a Samsung case… and when I got the Note8, I got a free Gear VR with controller, a clear case and a battery pack. For me they were very generous. I’m happy, of course not as good as winning a free one.. Lol. But good luck to them, everyone gets lucky sometimes and it’s good marketing. 🙂

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

Wow this is great. Good job Samsung