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Argentina bans iPhone and BlackBerry sales

28 December, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Argentina bans iPhone and BlackBerry sales - read the full textThe Argentinian government has banned the import and sales of Apple's iPhone and all BlackBerry smartphones, among others. The ban also extends over all foreign-made phones, but it seems Apple and RIM among the few of the major phone makers who don’t have factories in Argentina, so their ban is in...


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that will bad for customer, and country.

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  • 2011-12-29 02:21
  • kVuq

Guys, I'm from Argentina, this government idea really affect us. The same rules are for computers for example, HP and Dell only sells one model on the country.

This is not a temporary policy, the major part of the imports has been stopped by the government.

LG, Samsung and others already assembles their devices here, but the prices are the same if the product is imported from another country.
Here it's an example: Samsung Galaxy S II: price around AR$2400 = USD 550 with an expensive plan from the carriers.

Blackberry already sign and agreement and continue selling their phones here. Btw Apple cannot sell the iPhone.

Thanks for the note, sorry for my bad english :)

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  • 2011-12-29 01:59
  • PwGx

> In reply to - click to read @ 2011-12-29 01:05 from v}7@ - click to readthey gona sell now nokia and samsung. unless rim and apple get on track and build some factories on argentina

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  • 2011-12-29 01:39
  • 8BDs

Over here we are currently "celebrating" an april fools kind of day, so Im kinda confused if this is an actual news or a joke.

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  • 2011-12-29 01:21
  • 852y

So what about all the people involved in warehousing, transporting, selling, taxing and servicing these phones?

Should they just be sacked because there are no jobs for them any more?

Stupid, short sighted move from Argentina.

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  • 2011-12-29 01:05
  • v}7@

> In reply to iguano @ 2011-12-28 23:22 from 8BDs - click to readI am glad you liked my city. However you are not watching the whole scenario about this move.
Phones are being just ensambeled in the south of patagonia. Most factories are located in Rio Grande city.
I think is a good idea, and all countries should do the same, not only in technologie,but all kind of stuff.
In that way you'll be assuring jobs for most of the people

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  • 2011-12-29 00:58
  • 9IHe

Nice move from Argentinian Government. Phonemakers should be able to boost local economy than only selling their stuff. I do agree what the Argentinians did.

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  • 2011-12-29 00:43
  • PA}g

> In reply to iguano @ 2011-12-28 23:22 from 8BDs - click to readLOL, argentina fighting for supremacy in the south american economy?? They can barely sustain their own economy... BTW, i guess you have never been to sao paulo.

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  • 2011-12-29 00:36
  • L08y

Now that's how a government creates jobs, supports her economy & forces businesses to cater to the people instead of the other way around

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  • 2011-12-29 00:36
  • qSDE

Im afraid is not true! Today is kidding day

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  • 2011-12-29 00:17
  • 8BHT

this is not about usa or canada, its about brasil vs argentina,

apple and rim have factories in brasil, and sell the phones on argentina, they are the economic powers of sudamerica fighting for the supremacy

my last vacation i visited buenos aires, i was shocked, its a wonderfull biggest city, its like sudamerican newyork

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  • 2011-12-28 23:22
  • 8BDs

i can see a global trade embergo coming. populist govt now has ruined argentine economy

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  • 2011-12-28 23:21
  • uvfm

they band it cause Apple chose Brazil for there new markst!

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  • 2011-12-28 23:18
  • 3Yix

Wow!!! Black market will be booming, I can assure you.

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  • 2011-12-28 22:58
  • Spx{

> In reply to regs @ 2011-12-28 22:45 from 3NK1 - click to readArtificial growth, devaluation of currency, foreign corporations can't resist, Western countries can't compete and suffer as a result.

Once the West falls, China will no longer be able to play the devaluation game, revolution becomes inevitable(stuff becomes expensive).

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  • 2011-12-28 22:54
  • 3ZQE

> In reply to Hi @ 2011-12-28 20:41 from Lh@5 - click to readwhy so? why comparing to north korea and not to china? look what's happened to china - 9-10% economy growth for 20 years.

it's actually a very good move, except one thing - i'm not sure it's allowed in WTO, so they will have to lift the ban very soon.

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  • 2011-12-28 22:45
  • 3NK1

> In reply to [deleted post]Depends whether you follow the concept of people owning land vs the state.

Those that follow the idea of freedom, prefer the former.

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  • 2011-12-28 22:44
  • 3ZQE

> In reply to [deleted post]You other example how looks like and how it's intelligent your folk. You must address this to Bill. Are you got this aggressive poor man?

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  • 2011-12-28 22:41
  • m5Nw

> In reply to kenyan @ 2011-12-28 19:10 from N7Dp - click to readexactly then usa and canada must block all goods made in argentina

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  • 2011-12-28 22:38
  • 3TtF

all factories go in China and people have jobs ,so this is a good idea: if you want to sell in my country you must build a factory! I want to see a BMW factory in Somalia! :)

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  • 2011-12-28 22:29
  • SvB9

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