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  # 903383 26-Sep-2013 21:48
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nakedmolerat:
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nakedmolerat: I applaud Samsung for doing the right thing here. A great move to stop parallel importing!


What about when you go travelling overseas? 


I use intl roaming.


not everyone prefers to




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  # 903385 26-Sep-2013 21:52
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nakedmolerat: I applaud Samsung for doing the right thing here. A great move to stop parallel importing!


Problem here is that if you purchase locally, no parallel import, it screws you too if you travel. This is just a loss all round except to Samsung and network operators.




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  # 903476 27-Sep-2013 08:25
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nakedmolerat:
sidders80:
nakedmolerat: I applaud Samsung for doing the right thing here. A great move to stop parallel importing!


What about when you go travelling overseas? 


I use intl roaming.


u very rich.. can donate some money ??

we not so rich like you :P

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  # 903483 27-Sep-2013 08:33
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I've got a Telstra SIM that goes in my phone when I'm in Australia as the roaming charges for data make it totally uneconomical given that it's a personal expense. Losing the ability to do this would be a real nuisance. The TelCo's would love it though.

It's sounding like it's ONLY for units purchased within the EU though at this stage, so we may be ok.




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  # 903485 27-Sep-2013 08:35
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stevenz: I've got a Telstra SIM that goes in my phone when I'm in Australia as the roaming charges for data make it totally uneconomical given that it's a personal expense. Losing the ability to do this would be a real nuisance. The TelCo's would love it though.

It's sounding like it's ONLY for units purchased within the EU though at this stage, so we may be ok.


Also USA. They also have the sticker on their box

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  # 903488 27-Sep-2013 08:39
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Badboy2303: There goes that idea..

Seems like Samsung have put region locks at the SIM level. If you insert a sim which isn't from the region the phone is meant to be used in, you are unable to access calls (cept emergency), text or data..


From what i heard this morning it was at the request of the EU carriers to keep up their roaming revenues.




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  # 903501 27-Sep-2013 08:53
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Badboy2303: There goes that idea..

Seems like Samsung have put region locks at the SIM level. If you insert a sim which isn't from the region the phone is meant to be used in, you are unable to access calls (cept emergency), text or data..


From what i heard this morning it was at the request of the EU carriers to keep up their roaming revenues.


That doesn't quite tie in with the news from the EU:

End of EU Roaming charges

 
 
 
 


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  # 903583 27-Sep-2013 10:08
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stevenz: I've got a Telstra SIM that goes in my phone when I'm in Australia as the roaming charges for data make it totally uneconomical given that it's a personal expense. Losing the ability to do this would be a real nuisance. The TelCo's would love it though.

It's sounding like it's ONLY for units purchased within the EU though at this stage, so we may be ok.


Region blocking NOT carrier blocking. I expect you should be able to pop in Aussie SIM card





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  # 903908 27-Sep-2013 18:34
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XinfinityoO: why only telecom.. hope other telco companies bring it in too ..like voda and 2deg



Well, it's taken a little while and still no dates or pricing, but the Note3 finally seems to have made it onto VFNZ's website...

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/coming-soon/

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  # 903911 27-Sep-2013 19:11
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langers1972:
old3eyes:
Badboy2303: There goes that idea..

Seems like Samsung have put region locks at the SIM level. If you insert a sim which isn't from the region the phone is meant to be used in, you are unable to access calls (cept emergency), text or data..


From what i heard this morning it was at the request of the EU carriers to keep up their roaming revenues.


That doesn't quite tie in with the news from the EU:

End of EU Roaming charges


That's not a carrier thing it's a EU regulation forced on the carriers.




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  # 904179 28-Sep-2013 14:52
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Doesn't sound as bad as first thought... at this stage. Region locking is only for the first activation to stop parallel imports.
http://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy-note-3-region-lock-more-details-emerge


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  # 904244 28-Sep-2013 17:32
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blakamin: Doesn't sound as bad as first thought... at this stage. Region locking is only for the first activation to stop parallel imports.
http://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy-note-3-region-lock-more-details-emerge




Read to the end of the article and mention is made of an update for S4 adding regional sim lock in selective markets. I wonder if it could affect pi'd handsets locally

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  # 904246 28-Sep-2013 17:34
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Wade:
blakamin: Doesn't sound as bad as first thought... at this stage. Region locking is only for the first activation to stop parallel imports.
http://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy-note-3-region-lock-more-details-emerge




Read to the end of the article and mention is made of an update for S4 adding regional sim lock in selective markets. I wonder if it could affect pi'd handsets locally


Yeah, since July all Samsung handsets have had it apparently :-/.

I'm running Google edition on my s4 so I'll have no issues.

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  # 904308 28-Sep-2013 20:27
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I've asked handtec to pop their own simcard in, boot it up, go through setup and send a SMS. power it down and then send it to me. I prepaid so they already have my money.
we'll see how we go. either way I'm installing a custom ROM so I void the warranty, however I may wait until there is a fix to prevent the knox from changing count. but I've never had a warranty problem before on my s2, s3, note1, s4 or note 2... all from handtec

a guy has already opened up the phone CSC or something and the list it displays blocks certain country codes. NZ isn't in it, but Australia is (sucks to live in aus :p) which means we can have it sent here WITHOUT having someone pre load their UK/EU simcard and it'll work fine on our NZ network, being 530 MCC.

we'll wait till mon/tues when I get a reply from handtec. I'm moving to the UK end of Jan so I could wait until then to buy it... but who really would?!? xD

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  # 904311 28-Sep-2013 20:34
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evolution17: I've asked handtec to pop their own simcard in, boot it up, go through setup and send a SMS. power it down and then send it to me. I prepaid so they already have my money.
we'll see how we go. either way I'm installing a custom ROM so I void the warranty, however I may wait until there is a fix to prevent the knox from changing count. but I've never had a warranty problem before on my s2, s3, note1, s4 or note 2... all from handtec

a guy has already opened up the phone CSC or something and the list it displays blocks certain country codes. NZ isn't in it, but Australia is (sucks to live in aus :p) which means we can have it sent here WITHOUT having someone pre load their UK/EU simcard and it'll work fine on our NZ network, being 530 MCC.

we'll wait till mon/tues when I get a reply from handtec. I'm moving to the UK end of Jan so I could wait until then to buy it... but who really would?!? xD


That's really good news about NZ not being in the list!

edit: it doesn't *really* suck to live in Oz, we have real summers... just means I'll get a relative to buy my phone  ;-P

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