[OT] FCC Aproval - Restrictions by country

Peter Viskup skupko.sk at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 21:22:41 CET 2012

On 11/15/2012 08:57 PM, Cristian Gómez wrote:
> The law proposes that you can only *use* a cellphone in the country if 
> it's homologated by a local government statement, this means that one 
> (a carrier commonly) must pay a lot in order to get one cellphone 
> model homologated, it doesn't matter if the cellphone fits 
> international organizations (like FCC) requisites and it's approved by 
> them.
The question is how they will enforce this law. Not sure how they can 
forbid you to join the GSM network - and what about foreigners with 
their own cell phones. It is probably misunderstanding from your side 
and it's applicable only to resellers.
It was the same situation with cars here in Slovakia some years before 
for example. Our local law didn't accept any international 
homologisation certificates and every new model had to pass the local 
slovak homological process before going to show rooms. Not sure about 
current situation in this and what laws are effective for cell phones 
and other electronics here in Slovakia.

> *For everyone:*
> 1. Do you know how it's the process to use any cellphone you want to 
> use even if it's not supported by any carrier? Is there any 
> homologation process like in Colombia or just with FCC certificate 
> you're good?
> Please answer this with your country and what you know about the process
<as I wrote already - I am not sure>

Best regards,
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