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 Thu 26th Sep 2013 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Not only the Note 3"
puenktchen
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I don't want to have to deal with this coming to the states too, although I'm surprised we didn't think of it first. .


Same in the states, only SIM cards from the American continent. Situation in Asia is still unclear. At least there is no sticker with a similar restriction on the box:

http://www.androidbeat.com/2013/09/wtf-samsung-region-locking-galax...

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