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

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Mon Sep 30 07:05:08 AEST 2013

"Samsung went on to say that the region lock can be *removed free of
charge*through a Samsung service partner."

""The regional SIM lock has been applied to the Galaxy Note [3] and Galaxy
S4 devices through a software update in *selective markets*."

Looks like it's just a way of trying to limit grey-market imports.
 Although obviously annoying if you travel, it's probably not any more
annoying than currently provider-locked phones.


On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 6:47 AM, Frank O'Connor <francisoconnor3 at bigpond.com
> wrote:

> 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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