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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What does unlocked mean then?
by FunkyELF on Thu 26th Sep 2013 20:58 UTC
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Unlocked means that I can got to Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Dbuai, Brazil, Jordan, Columbia and Kazakhstan (all places I've been to on business in the last year) and buy a local SIM card and make calls without roaming charges.
This is the esence of what a Dual Sim phone is for anyway.

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