Mobile phone shortage may continue in Russia

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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9 Comments

1. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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3. yourmom07

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

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2. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

4. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

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

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