[LINK] Samsung region locking Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4

Frank O'Connor francisoconnor3 at bigpond.com
Mon Sep 30 06:47:14 AEST 2013

See: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2297351/samsung-says-galaxy-note-3-and-galaxy-s4-are-region-locked

I didn't even realise this was possible using SIMs.

Hopefully these puppies won't sell well, and Samsung (and other phone manufacturers) abandon the idea ... because

a) It defeats the notion of a 'mobile' phone
b) It defeats the installing of a local SIM when overseas the avoid 'roaming' charges, and get a better more affordable local pre-paid mobile deal.
c) It make sit easier for telcos to abuse their consumers with 'roaming' tariffs.

Just my 2 cents worth ...

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