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post #11 of 33
I'm glad I went for Sony this time around. biggrin.gif
   
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post #12 of 33
Really? Suddenly everyone hates Samsung and is swearing off their phones. As if any of you actually use your phone in another country and it's not just dramatics in here.

It's probably to fight phone theft.
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post

Really? Suddenly everyone hates Samsung and is swearing off their phones. As if any of you actually use your phone in another country and it's not just dramatics in here.

It's probably to fight phone theft.

Well, I for one travel Internationally(to China) quite often, being able to buy a local SIM(with data plan) at an airport SIM vendor and use it there is much cheaper than sign up for a US carrier's international plan. I had plans to buy a Galaxy Note 3, but am I glad I choose to get an unlocked HTC One instead.

This also applies to people in North America who buy international models of the Phone, like the Quad core GSIII, Exyno Octa GSIV or Exyno Octa Note 3 which are not available in North America. This policy would shut down people who are looking to buy those phones and use them in the US.
Edited by sherlock - 9/26/13 at 7:35pm
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post #14 of 33
Incredibly disappointing looks like Samsung's getting too big for their own good
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post #15 of 33
Some may have to look elsewhere, but Samsung still makes great products for my usage, so I am not particularly bothered by this announcement. (In fact, Samsung is the only manufacturer that is catering to my needs)
    
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post #16 of 33
Doesn't bother me.

Region locks never do, because I rarely travel. And if you DO travel internationally, don't get these phones, it's simple as that. If you MUST have one, and you MUST travel, don't feel like you NEED to complain.

Now what would scare me would be network locks.
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post #17 of 33
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I see Samsung is doing its best to push its customers away. I hate to say it, but my next phone might be from Apple... or pay the big bucks for a Google unlocked phone.

Nexus 4 is cheap now, but brand new was only $350 for the 16GB model. The Nexus 5 will most likely be around same price point. Definitely not big bucks compared to $600+ for an unlocked Samsung or HTC.
   
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post #18 of 33
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well samsung just lost me and a few million others as potential customers for their next devices.

no samsung devices for international travelers who use local sims of said region
This. Having 3-4 sim cards based on the region is cheaper than paying ATT thousands of dollars a month for worldwide service.
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post #19 of 33
I just don't get it why they need to do this. Well my note 3 is coming today. Not going anywhere this year. But if i do go i will just by a cheap mobile. Hopefully they change this soon
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Lame.

 
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