Oh, my bad, I mean by that is I find it preposterous that in the EU, it is actually illegal have to locked phones, as this is surprising to me. But you didn't read the rest of what my words said...Hi there
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I was considering a Windows phone - but at the time I got my Galaxy IIIs the Windows 8 phones weren't out yet - and I didn't really like the older Windows phones based on W7.
Not only had the OS not matured enough some of the handsets looked pretty dreadful compared with what was on offer when I got my Samsung.
However I do need a SECOND phone. I have - my main one and I need another one I need when travelling and will use a Local "Pay as you Go" SIMCARD so I'll probably opt of one of the new Windows phones for my second phone --have heard a lot of good things about them --I don't think they'll be the dismal flop others predict -- but the PHONES themselves must also look good -- NOKIA seems FINALLY to be learning this truth as well.
Fortunately in a lot of Europe "Locked phones" are illegal so even if you DO take a contract you can always put another SIM in it and contracts can be for as short as 30 days. Most of the EU stuff coming from the commission is total Bol---ks but they seem to have got it right on mobile phones.
I'm surprised that in the US nearly all the phones are "Locked" --- Bang goes my chance of a cheap phone when I'm next in the USA.
It's illegal in the EU to have locked phones? Bullocks right now! I'm starting to think the EU is more consumer conscious then here in the US where the average consumer gets gypped before finishing breakfast....
Samsung has a Windows Phone 8 handset that is basically the GSIII with the required Windows Phone touch buttons. The Lumia 920 is BY FAR the best Windows Phone in the world. The Lumia 820 is a good cost effective handset, removable battery and microSD card storage, along with interchangeable shells with different colors and one has a wireless charging circuit in it.
please BEFORE POSTING PLEASE ENGAGE BRAIN a bit AND READ what the poster has said.
I said it's illegal in MOST of the EU -- Not ALL of it to lock phones.
You are implying that this statement is incorrect.
your words : It's illegal in the EU to have locked phones? Bullocks right now!
Chapter and verse please for this -- or just tell me which Telecomm provider in one of these countries issued you with a Locked phone.
D, NL, BE for starters don't lock phones -- as for Poland don't even start me on what's available there as anything goes.
Germany itself (D) is by far the largest economy and population size in the EU so by any decent measure at all the statistic is correct.
"I'm starting to think the EU is more consumer conscious then here in the US where the average consumer gets gypped before finishing breakfast...."
As in, in the US, we're strapped down to locked down contracts and can't carry over a phone from Verizon to Sprint EVEN though they are both CDMA devices, or we can't easily take over a phone from att to T-Mobile or vice versa EVEN though they are both GSM. Handsets here are carrier locked and therefore certain carriers can charge rates that are absurd for phone and data service.
I'm just really more upset at that than anything as over where you're at, there are better consumer protections than here in the US, where no one really pays attention to the fact that they're being exploited, specifically by wireless carriers. Bullocks right now!
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