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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Now this is something which is shit
by lucas_maximus on Thu 26th Sep 2013 18:13 UTC
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This sucks. I remember in the UK in the pay as you go days when phones were sim locked to a particular network so the phone would only work with a particular UK network.

A lot of one band man tech stores used to charge £20 (which was 1/4 of the phones worth normally).

Edited 2013-09-26 18:15 UTC

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