Be Cool, 14 Nov 2013Great move from Samsung. They did it for the local sellers , not for themselves. They even los... moreActually no, they did it so that they can charge whatever they want in your region, without having to worry about competition from "grey imports" which come from regions where the phone is cheaper.
You are being screwed by a corporation and liking it.
techie, 14 Nov 2013thank God LG for the G2, more reasons to go LG instead of samsung, its stupid to go through al... moreLOL. G2 who?
Nothing compare with Note 3, man. Remember it!
And no "lock" there, if you buy it from your local seller.
Samsung can go to hell! After 3 Samsung phones I am switching to something else at next purchase. In addition I will boycot all other Samsung products.
thank God LG for the G2, more reasons to go LG instead of samsung, its stupid to go through all that hassle after paying over $500-$600, they outta be making my life easier, not harder after all the money they make off me
Sorry Samsung, for next phone I will look different vendor. Samsung, Apple my pocket is locked for you ;)
yeip, 14 Nov 2013This is atrocious. I love my Note 2. But I imported it and now I don't know if the 4.3 update ... moreYou have a great point.
I hope this should not be on the OS upgrades or updates. It should be installed in the new-selling phones ONLY .
I suggest you, not to inform yourself from the so called "tech media" about it, though.
This is atrocious. I love my Note 2. But I imported it and now I don't know if the 4.3 update will lock it.
Goodbye from me, and Hello to Motorola. (From someone who has had a i9000, a i9300, and presently a i9505).
NDon't you see it samsung is doing this in purpose to their galaxy lines and other phones so nobody would buy them and buy tizen phones withou anything of that when it hit the market
would defonatly reccomend thsi phone over the 3310 no camera - no internet- no fun note 3 is the way forward i find i dnt need a television laptop or pc anymore the procceser in this phone is fatser than my home computer cheers
beckon, 14 Nov 2013What the f#ck Samsung's been doing nowadays?
There's the region lock and then Knox. What's n... moreGreat move from Samsung. They did it for the local sellers , not for themselves. They even lose from that.
And the dirty "tech media" used this to attack Samsung and the Great Note 3. And they manipulated the "regional lock" with well organized, massive lies .
Now, even when they should have to clean the lies , they again make it dirty.
EskeRahn, 14 Nov 2013I'm sure the grey markets sellers will soon find a way to do five minutes of call to a free-ca... moreThat means they should open the package, open the phone, unpack the battery , make calls that will stay in the log. Right?
How could they sell it to you as "new, unopened, unused" ???. How could you know this in not repaired phone ?
Great move from Samsung. They did it for the local seller , not for themselves.
What the f#ck Samsung's been doing nowadays?
There's the region lock and then Knox. What's next? A complete locked bootloader. You people made Samsung very rich, and this is how they'll gonna repay you. Lol
Enough with the BS, Samsung! I won't ever buy from you again, anyway. You don't deserve my money with such a-hole moves.
We have many other really good options now: Lg and Sony making really good phones...
is my Note II going to get locked whenever I get an update? as I got it from Pakistan and now going to be in Saudia in a few days for about a year or so..
wolverine , 14 Nov 2013if it was it then thats it i m not having samsung phone any more i will just go with nokia 33103310 is a little harsh......dont u think?