Imported Android Phones Run Up Huge SMS Bills

Seems like some Aussies who didn't want to wait for the first official local Android phone and decided to import them or buy them via eBay have had a few nasty surprises. David Neiger at APC reports that some imported G1 Android phones consistently try to contact T-Mobile in the US, resulting in some hefty SMS bills for unwary customers. As Neiger points out, phone importing is rife with these kinds of risks, especially with carrier-locked models.


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