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Purchasing a contracted-locked Note 3 as a tourist in USA?

OP mclightning

19th January 2014, 01:44 AM   |  #1  
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Hi everybody,

I'm going to visit USA soon. I was expecting prices of smartphones would be much lower there. But as it turns out unlocked ones has almost same price as here.

So I thought maybe I can buy a contracted-locked Note 3 which is much cheaper, then unlock it by flashing a custom rom, modem & kernel. If that part is illegal to ask or talk about here, just consider it not mentioned.

Thanks,
Last edited by mclightning; 19th January 2014 at 01:48 AM.
19th January 2014, 03:00 AM   |  #2  
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If you decide to do it go with a T Mobile one the ATT has a locked bootloader so no flashing custom kernels.

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19th January 2014, 03:44 AM   |  #3  
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It turns out they charge monthly, and you end up paying the same price.
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