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Mobile phone shortage may continue in Russia

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Mobile phone shortage may continue in Russia
If you happen to find yourself in Russia, you'll soon know how much more difficult it may be trying to track down a mobile phone. They are facing a shortage of handsets right now after a new policy has been instigated by the Federal Customs Service. Before it used to be randomly checking boxes to verify  contents were just like as they were advertised. Now it's a bit more time consuming process with the mandatory investigation of all boxes being opened and contents verified. Officials in two airports in Russia have piled up over 440,000 Nokia phones worth around $42 million – with those figures expected to increase. On the other hand, Motorola is probably happy to know that their large shipment came in before the new policy came into effect. Luckily for all, the new rule is only temporary and due to expire in September.

via Cellular News

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Big Red (Posts: 101; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


This article makes no sence. "F" for jurnalism Phonearena.

posted on 27 Jun 2009, 19:51

3. yourmom07 (Posts: 66; Member since: 07 Apr 2009)


YOU GET AN "F" FOR SPELLING BIG RED

posted on 27 Jun 2009, 18:44

2. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Ok, everyone.. Just to summarize for you. If you plan to travel to Russian between now and September and then decide after arriving you need to buy a cell phone, you may be stuck with a Motorola.

posted on 28 Jun 2009, 11:37

4. Arielnyc2006 (unregistered)


Russia will always be a brute and barbarian land, why do they need cell phones?

posted on 28 Jun 2009, 17:41

5. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


ah yes cuz payphones are so much easier damn gov

posted on 28 Jun 2009, 19:09

6. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


america the best country in the world ftw :-).

posted on 29 Jun 2009, 22:29

7. rafaelinux (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Jun 2009)


America is not even a country, you dumbass..

posted on 30 Jun 2009, 10:24

8. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


what would you call it then buddy? havn't you ever called the united states just america for short?

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 11:09

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