Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Sep 2013 13:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

I really thought the days of region-locking were dying with the DVD, but it seems I was wrong - Samsung has decided to revive the odious practice with its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.

Yes, if you buy an unlocked Note 3 in Europe and travel to, say, the U.S., you will not be able to use a local SIM card. In other words, you will be forced to buy your carrier's outrageous roaming fees or go Wi-Fi-only.

The worst part is that this is not a joke.

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Not only the Note 3
by puenktchen on Thu 26th Sep 2013 14:29 UTC
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Lol - Samsung shooting themselves in both foots. The new region lock feature will come to more devices soon:

Samsung GALAXY S III, GALAXY Note II, GALAXY S4, GALAXY S4 mini ... GALAXY Note 3.

http://allaboutsamsung.de/2013/09/samsung-gibt-statement-galaxy-not... (german)

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