Super Veloce, 13 Mar 2016Still able to buy an unlocked US variant (Snapdragon 820) and use it in Europe?yes use it in your country with local sim for 5 mins and then use it in Europe no problem
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2016translation, your one of those grey market sellers , who imports them from where they would co... moreNo, I am a buyer from overseas market (example, Clove) after paying the necessary tax or Customs Duty etc....Certain mobile phones take time to hit local markets. For example, Dual SIM Mobiles from Samsung hits certain market first before hitting other mainstream markets many months later.
pika2000, 13 Mar 2016Don't understand the point of this other than to annoy non-suspecting customers. It also creat... moreThey've had this on their boxes for years. I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, the same sticker is on my box. Its nothing new and certainly not designed to annoy people, as you suggest.
Still able to buy an unlocked US variant (Snapdragon 820) and use it in Europe?
REGIONAL locks donot unlock mostly even after "5 minutes" of correct regional sim usage..
WARRANTY is also regional and not international ..usa --cannot buy any cellphone or sim without usa labor number and identification ..cost of a handset in usa $800 sim free -same handaet costs equal $1100 in western europe and uk at least .. dubai $600..regional lock not removable even after 5 mts f correct regional sim ..
LEARN to live with REGIONAL costs services locks in this "GLOBAL WORLD "..
"in each generation game is same - ...." lets dance -to regional TUNES ..tally o ..
Note6, 13 Mar 2016Good for you....for that I need to visit France to get French SIM card. If I import mobiles fr... moretranslation, your one of those grey market sellers , who imports them from where they would cost less to spin a buck. regardless if it might have antenna differences or such.
Pchan, 13 Mar 2016Which word you don't understand? You're simply just need to call within 5 minutes with local s... moreYeah ,sorry ,for some reason I read 5 mins as 5 months :). I had a problem before in Latvia , I bought a samsung A3 but it did not work with my sim , it was asking a code and nobody knew that it might work after 5 mins calling with a local sim. So I returned the phone but first I had to go to the service to show them the phone does not have a problem etc etc and it was a painfull 1 week process. I think I remembered that when I read the article.
Oven, 12 Mar 20161.All iphones over the world have similar price just some difference in real time exchange rat... moreI don't think this is correct. iPhones in the UK are always much more expensive than in the US, and the taxes are only explanations for this price difference.
The cheapest 6s in the US is now $649, which should be around £433, but the cheapest one in the UK is around £539. So, it's £100 or $150 difference! (I use 1£ = 1.5$)
You can google this. Many people explain this difference already.
Don't understand the point of this other than to annoy non-suspecting customers. It also creates confusion. Not sure if this is Samsung's own decision, or more like Samsung being forced by some sort of EU regulation.
Unlocked should mean unlocked, no catches.
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2016no. thats not true. i can buy prepaid sim card in france only by showing my passport. im not e... moreGood for you....for that I need to visit France to get French SIM card. If I import mobiles from outside, I am more or less stuck with it.
This is a good example of how headings can be used to stirrup the fan boys :D
Note6, 13 Mar 2016That's easier said than done!!! You just cannot get SIM card unless you have an ID Proof with ... moreno. thats not true. i can buy prepaid sim card in france only by showing my passport. im not european.
Note6, 13 Mar 2016That's easier said than done!!! You just cannot get SIM card unless you have an ID Proof with ... moreWhy can't you? Yes you need an ID to buy local simcard but if you don't have any residence ID I believe you could buy that simcard using your passport ID, like I did when I were in Singapore. I believe any country would have the same policy.
Deviant, 12 Mar 2016So people who constantly travel because of their job.. like me .. And therefore change sim car... moreWhich word you don't understand? You're simply just need to call within 5 minutes with local simcard and you can travel around the world with your phone without problem. Seriously,read the words carefully before complain, would you?
Anonymous, 12 Mar 2016You can buy a foreign SIM and activate it via roaming.That's easier said than done!!! You just cannot get SIM card unless you have an ID Proof with a residence in Europe. I do not plan to invest on Home to buy a SIM Card in Europe or other foreign countries ;-)
Randabel, 12 Mar 2016What if someone buys a handset from EU, only to use it in an other country? What if someone i... morei do believe the reasoning behind that is exactly for grey market sellers. you are taking into account antenna lte bands and such. just like in the philippines you can buy korean models of notes for much less. but the antenna is affected greatly, as well as the lte is handicapped. you will run into a lot of little issues like that . since it is not meant for that region or country. which is why the best working phones here are the international ones. after all until lte bands and stuff can become an across the board standard. there are always going to be limitations from taking it from one region to the next.
Deviant, 12 Mar 2016So people who constantly travel because of their job.. like me .. And therefore change sim car... morei find it hard to believe your in a job which travels all over the world. when your not even capable of reading 2 paragraphs.
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2016you must be blind or you have not read the s7 half empty apple apologetic review, from the i... moreDo you even english? I hate it when people try to sound intellectual in comment section but their comment is nothing close. This is the crappiest thing I ever read. Dude, just use simple english if you don't even have the skill.
For countries like Middle East & China there is a huge price difference in top end phones as the base price of the phone remains the same allover but in India taxes are like 20-30%+ which is levied by the ever money hungry govt. Hence the rise to grey market areas.
But I seriously doubt this region lock will apply to Middle East, Indian or Asian markets.