Well this is a pi$$-poor move.
However I checked the retail box at a local store (I'm in Hong Kong btw) and there was no such sticker.
In any case I will be checking a few more stores before I am entirely sure.
so you go abroad, you can toss it to trash.
its a 1 more reason to not have it.
WE TRAVEL evry year across continents -business /pleasure /essential family visits and buy one local sim to use in our unlocked samsungs -now s4 .. whats going on ? WHAT of future updates LOCKING -MCC MNC by samsung ?
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2013Don't worry, other brands will also follow Sammy's path.I don't think so, because no other manufactureris making 1 Million different HW for the same model.
I also think that this is one of the main reasons for doing this.
Has anyone actually considered it is the mobile phone providers that are behind this? Samsung must have gotten a big cheque from them and in return they get rich from charging insane roaming fees...
This is just so Sad Samsung. Not only you caused inconvenience to end users but you also have made it very difficult for people to dodge the inferior Exynos Octa 5420 in place of the FAR superior S800 which could record 4K videos and 1080p@60fps.
Never buying a Samsung phone again. Apple is FAARR better in this regard.
I think it's the right time for the other manufacturers , HTC, SONY, LG.. etc. to capitalise over this conduct.
Sayed Ejaz, 27 Sep 2013DEAR SAMSUNG HATERS..GET THE FACTS BEFORE COMMENTING. . While Samsung’s wordings aren’t ver... moresyed ejaz- u r not samsung spokesman !!!! let samsung speak publically legally !! is this samsung fraud con driven by moneys profits or is this premonition of big brother ?
This is just simply stupid. They must have had hired some blackberry or Nokia exec, those guys surely know how to harm the company, I'm not touching samsung now with a10 feet pole.
Sayed Ejaz, 27 Sep 2013DEAR SAMSUNG HATERS..GET THE FACTS BEFORE COMMENTING. .
While Samsung’s wordings aren’t ver... moreAnd who will be a genius who don't activate his phone for checking in the region where he bought it. You just make no sense.
Even if someone managed to activate one in their home regions, the phone will be limited to their only region and what if they travel outside of that region continuously due to business or other tasks, wouldn't that phone be working in the other regions?
Most of people here aren't Sammy haters but are more of a disappointed customers. Check their history in the S4 and GN3 news, you'll see a lot of them commenting their news phones will be a NIII or S4. On the other side, being a blind fan and not accepting the truth is just idiotic. I say think with a logical mind. We are customers, not "retailers" and we care only about our phones not about from retailers....
HELLO ! HELLO ! all last week on s4 -uk- reported in forums- ALL S4 received ota - in uk- all net works- security policy update "demanding " permission for MCC - mobile country code- MNC- mobile network code - subscriber details- and this OFFICIAL Smsung fraud hit repeatedly 24/7 x at least 7days !!! please read o2 vodafone 4ee etc forums of lAST WEEK -search via google =s4 security policy update.. questions -- 1- what of s4 dual sim models ? 2- is this samsung CON fraud for all future UPDATES on s4 models ? 3- is this SAMSUNG SPECIFIC ? 4- what of ALL OTHER MAKES LIKE SONY HTC ETC ? is this MONEY PROFITS DRIVEN or is it BIG BROTHER BEHAVING BADLY ? THANK YOU GSMARENA !
This sounds like you can use it world wide but only with the sim from your country.It doesn't seem to mean it will only work on your continent. Thoughts ?
DEAR SAMSUNG HATERS..GET THE FACTS BEFORE COMMENTING. .
While Samsung’s wordings aren’t very clear, it seems that the Galaxy Note 3 will actually be usable everywhere, but not before it is activated with a SIM from the region it was bought in. Once you activate it/use it with a local SIM, you’ll be able to visit other regions/travel abroad and use it with SIM cards from that particular region without issues. This is likely to reduce grey imports by retailers and those who want to make a quick buck by importing the device and selling it at higher prices, as the retailer would have to open the box to activate it before selling it, which would make it less attractive to a buyer.
This is a smart MOVE from GIANT COMPANY like Samsung.
Kaln0x, 27 Sep 2013The Exynos processor is not inferior to the Snapdragon. In fact, its quite the contrary. Also,... moreMy bad, i was wrong. The Snapdragon is better because of the 4G LTE support. Whereas the Exnyos only supports 3G and 4G.
The 4G LTE costs more. Downside is the power management.
The 3G/4G costs lest. Downside is the maximum performance.
for me this is a real problem now, i have had all the samsung galaxy to date, 1,2, 3, 3LTE,and now the 4, but the problem for me is that I Travel, and I mean a LOT, so for someone who would consider buying the potential galsxy S5, this may actually force me to look to another smartphone maker.
this is silly and make no sense, a phone should really be able to work world wide and not be restricted, please don's start becoming apple and forcing customers to use phones the way you want them to and not the other way around. bad move Samsung.