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  Reply # 905768 1-Oct-2013 15:49
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do u guys reckon the price will go down by oct 22.lol.. i am going on holiday and plan to buy it after i return..

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  Reply # 906104 2-Oct-2013 06:21
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NZtechfreak: Picked up my black 32GB Note 3 at Cool Mobile in town today, woohoo!


Likewise I brought a Black 32gb from Cool Mobile today, $1149.00 including. Unlocked, no sticker and no activation problems, fab phone.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 906464 2-Oct-2013 14:44
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http://www.expansys.co.nz/samsung-galaxy-note-3-unlocked-16gb-black-253910/

Expansys have 16G unlocked ones at $934.56, they also have 32G unlocked ones at $1012.45.

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  Reply # 906963 3-Oct-2013 11:11
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Anybody buy one from PB Tech? Where are they sourcing them from, do they have the region lock sticker on them?

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  Reply # 906996 3-Oct-2013 12:06
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have you guys seen this

http://www.esquare.co.nz/index.php/samsung-galaxy-note-3-lte-n9005-3195.html

its a retail shop in auckland..pretty cheap..

anyone dealt with them before

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  Reply # 907066 3-Oct-2013 13:36
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XinfinityoO: have you guys seen this

http://www.esquare.co.nz/index.php/samsung-galaxy-note-3-lte-n9005-3195.html

its a retail shop in auckland..pretty cheap..

anyone dealt with them before


they only have 16gb stock atm and they ship from "Asia Pacific"..... read into that Hong Kong
the good thing is AUS and NZ are part of the Asia PAcific region so no region locking issues.
However, returns and warranties are a not good from the reviews I've seen.


Also these places offering cheaper are using international shipping. By the time you've added GST and waited for customs you will be quicker getting it from a telecom shop next thursday now

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  Reply # 907648 4-Oct-2013 08:53
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I heard on a podcast this morning that it is Samsung that has initiated this regional locking to prevent fones from cheap regions being parallel imported to expensive regions to protect their money flow in the expensive regions. If a fone bought in UK from Clove is activated with a EU SIM before being shipped to NZ it will work OK here but if activated here with a NZ SIM your screwed. maybe the like s of Clove will include a cheap prepay EU SIM in each order they sent to other regions??

A bit like Blu-ray regional coding..




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  Reply # 907892 4-Oct-2013 14:17
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old3eyes: I heard on a podcast this morning that it is Samsung that has initiated this regional locking to prevent fones from cheap regions being parallel imported to expensive regions to protect their money flow in the expensive regions. If a fone bought in UK from Clove is activated with a EU SIM before being shipped to NZ it will work OK here but if activated here with a NZ SIM your screwed. maybe the like s of Clove will include a cheap prepay EU SIM in each order they sent to other regions??

A bit like Blu-ray regional coding..

Latest on the internet suggests even after activating with a UK SIM in the EU, traveling to another country outside the EU then using another sim, the region lock is still there. 

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  Reply # 908102 4-Oct-2013 19:51
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If anyone here has read reviews about the Note 3 and is confused about whether the battery life is good or not, you may rest assured it is.

Last night going to bed battery was at 50%, decided to take the extraordinary step of not charging it overnight (which as a power user provokes a fair degree of anxiety). Today at about 5pm, after some 33 hours and 44 minutes on battery, it reached 5% charge remaining with a colossal 5 hours and 8 minutes of screen-on time. No flagship so far this year that I have had could come close to that, in fact I couldn't even reach 5 hours screen-on time with them over even as much as 16 odd hours on battery.




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  Reply # 909259 7-Oct-2013 11:59
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Does anyone have an idea of when Vodafone and Telecom will be releasing the phone/plan?
I understand 2Degrees Mobile will be releasing it on Oct 10 via DSE.
http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-note-3-white-dsnz-em0181

Cheers!


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  Reply # 909282 7-Oct-2013 12:14
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Badboy2303:
old3eyes: I heard on a podcast this morning that it is Samsung that has initiated this regional locking to prevent fones from cheap regions being parallel imported to expensive regions to protect their money flow in the expensive regions. If a fone bought in UK from Clove is activated with a EU SIM before being shipped to NZ it will work OK here but if activated here with a NZ SIM your screwed. maybe the like s of Clove will include a cheap prepay EU SIM in each order they sent to other regions??

A bit like Blu-ray regional coding..

Latest on the internet suggests even after activating with a UK SIM in the EU, traveling to another country outside the EU then using another sim, the region lock is still there. 


According to Android Authority, Chainfire have released an app to fix this but it needs root access.
http://www.androidauthority.com/remove-note-3-region-lock-280640/ The CF-AutoRoot instructions can be found here http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/511633/20131005/galaxy-note3-root-android43-jellybean-cfautoroot-smn900.htm?fs=2d762

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  Reply # 909293 7-Oct-2013 12:37
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Badboy2303:
old3eyes: I heard on a podcast this morning that it is Samsung that has initiated this regional locking to prevent fones from cheap regions being parallel imported to expensive regions to protect their money flow in the expensive regions. If a fone bought in UK from Clove is activated with a EU SIM before being shipped to NZ it will work OK here but if activated here with a NZ SIM your screwed. maybe the like s of Clove will include a cheap prepay EU SIM in each order they sent to other regions??

A bit like Blu-ray regional coding..

Latest on the internet suggests even after activating with a UK SIM in the EU, traveling to another country outside the EU then using another sim, the region lock is still there. 


Well fkc buying from Samsung then.

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  Reply # 909308 7-Oct-2013 13:12
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Well thats a bummer $1300, region locking wish I hadn't sold my note 2 now Ho Hum such is life




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  Reply # 909734 8-Oct-2013 11:13
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people who have already bought it in new zealand.. are ur mobile region locked ? as a lot of ppl are saying the ones bought from Eu are all region locked and even activating it using EU sim doesnt unlock it

also from where did u guys buy

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  Reply # 909739 8-Oct-2013 11:18
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From PB Tech (they parallel import from Hong Kong) No region Locks.
Hong Kong confirmed as a region with no locking, see below 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2464445

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