This is simple trick to understand the no# of devices sold and activated in that respective region. Thus to improve the sales and marketing in that region.
This is utter nonsense!! What if a person is on world tour? He or she will have to throw the smartphone away and use some basic phone once the person is out of his or her continent. Nobody in this world will be able to gift smartphones anymore to their loved ones who reside in another continent. Kids who go for college studies outside their home continent will have to unnecessarily spend lots of money buying a a second smartphone. This move from Samsung is totally awful! I think the huge amount of profit that they are making from smartphone sales has made Samsung greedy and stingy. By this move, a person wont be able to buy a smartphone at prices from another continent which is less than that of his or her continent. Intelligent move by Samsung to save some bucks by putting customer value at stake!
So you shell out all that money for a SIM free device which is locked to your region..... Hmmm great move there Samsung.
Juan, 27 Sep 2013well bye bye Samsung, It has been great so far (S2, S3, S4, Galaxy Tab 10.1) but my next devic... morevalues you share with samsung !!!
remind me never,ever to offer you a job.
like apple,the only value that samsung care about is their profits and shares price.
loyalty to a brand is just stupid,i used to trust and buy only htc devices, then they started locking the boot loader and selling devices that have a warrenty that is a waste of time if you actualy want to do any decent customising of an htc device.
before that i used to be a proper htc fanboy and do their selling job for them, but no longer, i now tell people to look around at any and all devices, including those of the better firms from china.
AnonD-26572, 27 Sep 2013This only affects people who want to import models from outside their home region without usin... moreyes they will be affected when they roam. this is lack of integrity... and why we accept this is the real question?! why we accept to be subjected to this kind of attitudes?why we accept to be slaves?
This is sick... corporations must fall! People around the world must unity as one once otherwise it will be too late! Guys watch the tv series Continuum!!!!! great production, that gives a foresight into what is waiting for us if we don't take action
peaceful revolution in favour of honesty, integrity. My family is the world family. We are the 99%. Bank accounts, and financial details of every one stop being hidden. All in the open for all to check the money going in and out. All products being sold must have real production cost price, plus the selling price (people when start seeing how products really cost and by how much they are being sold, will take other options). Worldwide federation, compose of two senators from the actual countries that are represented (not proportionally to the size or population, all the same 2 only). Members of this federation share all natural resources between all no matter where physically the resources are. Wars for resources/land will end. Why wouldn't a country not want to be part of the federation? Resources belong to all despite where they are located on the globe, for a fair-use between all are alive and consciousness sustainability for the ones to come. Abolition of national borders, all members can roam freely between the federation. This is our planet. Resources are exploited by the federation with fair-use to each citizen, not by corporations that sell them afterwards. Everyone receives house, food, money to have a decent life just by existing. Doesn't have to do anything. Consequently when you don't have to have to survive, you will dedicate your time to accomplish your fulfilment ... as you pursue your dreams. Work time, will be pleasure time, for you will be doing what you love. And you will be doing it for the whole, giving back joyfully. The more hours you work, the more credits you produce. You decide, but your basic is always provided. Human beings are creative, they naturally give back, as this is their way of expressing themselves. Don't mistake this for a NWO- that is based on control, and oppression trying to make all the same. What is being proposed is a society that searches it's uniqueness individually, with all the support to do that. educate by schools such as the woldorf system, which focus on the individuality creative of each pupil and accounts for his personal development time. People will be educate to oversee the government, and this has to do all in the open, no state secretes. People must be responsible for their government! All in the open is the only way, along with share of resources. All problems arise from lack of resources and lies and deceit. We need to unity. Not to lose individuality, regional cultures...that's the beauty of this planet. But We must act as one, for we are one, one species. Our destruction is that we turn against each other trying to impose others to subjective views, not respecting difference, thinking our point of view on clothes, religion, sexuality, race, is better than others. Celebrate variety without playing the victim/aggressor game. Unite, share resources, the basic must be provided to all. If someone is without food somewhere in the global, it's our problem as a whole. If someone turned into a criminal it is our problem as a whole. Why did they had to do that, which fears and insecurities led them to that, where we as society failed to provide guidance, safety and comfort. Our family must be the human family. Even through science we are all one: there's only energy, nothing else. Energy is information. Information of ALL THERE IS, ever been, for energy cannot be created. Information that is aware of itself, hence consciousness. Information experiencing in the physical all it's forms possible, experiencing all information it knows itself to be. We are unity. Steam can lower it;s vibration to water, even further to ice, giving the impression of different physical forms, but it's all steam. Thus we understand all is experience, and we true judgment cannot exist, that's why a develop civilisation is not measured by it's technological development but by how it treats it's fellow citizens.
sounds about right for samsung, if there is a cheap shoddy way of making more profit and piss folk off as well, its a race who does it first piss poor apple or shoddy samsung.
you watch, the prices for proper true international samsung prices will now go up.
glad i have no intention of ever giving samsung any of mine or anybody else's money for any product, ever..
samsung, the new toshiba.
This only affects people who want to import models from outside their home region without using a SIM card for that region first. That basically means poeple who want to purchase grey imports. Considering that it is quite possible for someone to thus import a model that won't actually work in their home country this is to prevent people doing stupid things and then tryong to claim warraty repairs and such like. The vast majority of people will not be affected by this. Why would the vast majoity of users need to purchase a phone from, say Australia, for use in the USA without placing a SIM card for Australia in it first?
Definitely the wrong direction I feel. Already scared me off. To think I came so close to buying the mini. I just don't want to risk a hassle.
AnonD-37985, 27 Sep 2013galvin look at gsmarena updated this post. what i said is 100% accurate.. :D now can you... morethis news been going around since yesterday and Samsung did not say anything about it until today gsmarena is late about this news Sammy was probably thinking of what to say what's the point of doing this in the first place ask that question
Yup sounds all a bit to hard. If in doubt, don't they say, so I wont be buying. Don't want to chance any possible hassles. Life's to short for that.
I'm confused now. Why use the word 'locked' then if it's not?Gsmarena, please clclarify further.
well bye bye Samsung, It has been great so far (S2, S3, S4, Galaxy Tab 10.1) but my next device will have another brand on it. You have betrayed the values that we were sharing. (PS: remember Nokia....)
AnonD-37985, 27 Sep 2013galvin look at gsmarena updated this post.
what i said is 100% accurate.. :D
now can you... moreIt's not power but it's actually due to the result of being heavily criticized worldwide. Google this news and read the opinions of the disappointed fans. It's a thing every manufacturer do, its not some power or quickness. It's a strategy to end the false rumors. You need to learn about marketing, sir.
Anyways, fair enough. My next device is Note III and I was heavily disappointed from this news. Now it's cleared up, I guess there is no point in arguing anymore. Peace.