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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RE[2]: Not only the Note 3
by puenktchen on Fri 27th Sep 2013 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Not only the Note 3"
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Note the update at the bottom, indicating that this is a restriction for activation of the phone.

Sounds like it, but the PR people from Samsung produce very confused statements. If that is the case, they probably do it to prevent grey imports.

And what does that mean for rooting your device? Will you have to activate it again? Will it still work?

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