I got pissed this morning. Really pissed
As Taiwanese mobile companies & importers are not paying royalties - licenses to MS, they can not sell English Windows based devices here. Fact. (checked everywhere and mostly they can only change the firmware while loosing your warranty)
Found this site called www.expansys.com.tw operating from HK. Great, found the device I needed and ordered…
Untill i received a message this morning saying they are not allowed to export a simple mobile phone to Taiwan
Quote from the message:
Thank you for using eXpansys!
I am sorry to inform you that the item(s) namely:
Any Call i718 Pocket PC Phone
you ordered contains features / components that being categorized as
- military restricted items (WiFi, 802.11a/g, Bluetooth, GPS) - radio transmission items (GSM, CDMA mobile phone) by the customs of Taiwan.
Importing the above items are restricted to licensee with permit for every times of importing.
Kindly please check if you have the appropriate import license[/quote][/i][/b][/color]
What the f***. I only presume this being part of the “good” relations TW has with HK yes?
So, avoid this site if you plan to import any devices which might be a risk for this Rock… :raspberry: