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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Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 30th Sep 2013 18:33 UTC
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Samsung is becoming too arrogant. First their top model, the Galaxy S4, available in Europe only with a miserly 16GB. Now this. Time to replace them with another Android based brand.

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