Anatel, along with the Brazilian Government, decided that from next year the phones “pirates” will be blocked. That is, any cell phone without approval from Anatel will be blocked and will work within the Brazilian territory. That goes for all those cell phones “xing-ling”, without recognized brands on the market or not-so-faithful copies of mobile phones of most popular brands. There will be exceptions, but we’re on it step by step.
How Do I Know If My Phone is Locked?
If your cell phone has stamp and numbering of the Fcc, operating system compatible with the device, packaging, complete with operating manual in Portuguese and good quality in finishing, chances are that your mobile is original. Many of the devices “pirates” are trying to copy the most original models of major brands, such as Nokia, Samsung and Apple. The best way to make sure you’re buying a phone, plus the original purchase by recognised market stores, is checking the model name on the internet. In most cases, the models “pirates” does not exist on the websites of the manufacturers. In addition, the boxes contains Portuguese errors, poor quality printing, among other problems.
The lack of guarantee for the products xing-ling is also something else that clearly shows that the model is “pirate”.
The Anatel seal normally is present on the battery and the code of the Agency appears on the appliance, under the battery. Have this seal ensures that the device meets the minimum requirements of the Fcc about the safety and technical specifications for perfect operation in Brazil.
My Phone Also Imported Will Be Blocked?
According to Anatel itself, imported mobile phones will not be blocked by your telephony network. There will be a system that will identify the imported cell phones, not “pirates”, providing also that foreigners can use our network without problems, especially taking into account the various international events which will be held in Brazil in the coming years. The system will be designed to work perfectly and authorizing the operation of the originals.
Why Mobile Phones “Pirates” Will Be Blocked?
Cell phones “pirates” will be blocked because the FCC claims that its unregulated operation overloads the network carriers, which results in greater fall of links, slowness in the network, in other problems. In addition, many phones “xing-ling” use the IMEI number (unique identification of the mobile device) or using different means cloned to access the network, which can result in conflicts in time to try to identify a device on the network. This ends up making it also that criminals use these appliances so “disposable” and escape unpunished for their crimes.
In addition, “pirates” undergo a less strict control, which can result in batteries with less security, devices that emit a greater amount of electromagnetic waves and/or use materials that can be harmful to health.
On the other hand, the decision favors the big brands and operators, who are dominating the market and dictate the prices of its handsets, which will no longer compete with cheaper models, “xing-ling”. Apparently, the decision is a major character of protectionism in the Brazilian market of manufacturers of cell phones than a real decision that cares about the health of the consumer, since it is rare to see news about problems with cell phones “pirates”. Granted, the quality of most of them is much smaller and questionable durability, but compared to models of the major brands, its price more and with more features than a phone “original” equivalent.
Even with the exemption of taxes, still have phones too expensive relative to the rest of the world, especially the high-end phones that, in Brazil, they’re already R$2000, an absurd price compared with their counterparts abroad, and that any taxes or import process can explain. The Government keeps saying Brazil production incentives, but the tax exemption of “assemblers” in our country will result in a fall of less than 10% on the prices of equipment.
What happens is that in Brazil, the consumer, uninformed, buying the device anyway, without worrying about the profit that the carrier or manufacturer is putting. With that, they can charge abusive prices and we swallow such values.
Hardly a “pirate” can be held responsible for problems on the network carriers. What carriers and especially the FCC has to do is improve the provision of services in Brazil and charge investments in infrastructure, which all carriers are running. The 3 g hasn’t even reached the entire Brazil and already want to stick the 4 g anyway. Lack quality and ashamed of the rulers to charge investments and responsibility on the part of these large companies.
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