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The mysterious and inexplicable blockade of Xiaomi phones in Cuba

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The mysterious and inexplicable blockade of Xiaomi phones in Cuba

The mysterious and inexplicable blockade of Xiaomi phones in Cuba

HAVANA (Sputnik) – In recent weeks, some owners of the phones of the Chinese brand Xiaomi, residents in Cuba, have seen how their equipment … 11.09.2021, Sputnik Mundo

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The Sputnik Agency spoke in Havana with Erich García Cruz, an influencer in social networks, connoisseur of communication technologies, who assured that he tries to make “noise” in digital networks, to get Xiaomi to see the claim of Cuban consumers and “take action” on the matter. that have been imported to Cuba in less than six months, although there have also been cases of blockages in telephones that were already on the island before, which makes it difficult to find a pattern. “He explained that, when trying to activate on the island the phones of that brand, and when connecting to the Internet to carry out the updates, apparently – he said – “begins the violation of article 14.2 of the terms and conditions of Xiaomi sales”, which establishes that all p Products of that company are subject to applicable export control laws, including but not limited to export control laws of the United States and those of the customer’s own jurisdiction. Prohibited countries and territories, according to Xiaomi, include: Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and the Crimea region, in Russia Among the Xiaomi phones blocked in Cuba recently, the models Redmi Note 9 (Global), 9 S, 10, 10 Pro, 9A (IN) stand out. , 9C, 10 T, and the X3 Pro (Global) Restrictions on Cuba According to García Cruz, he can understand that, according to the restrictions imposed by the US blockade against Cuba, Xiaomi cannot sell telephones to ETECSA (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba), but –he affirmed- “for an individual to buy the device in any country and want to use it in Cuba, there are no problems because he is not exporting anything, he only acquires a piece of equipment and from that moment on it belongs to him” . “It is a flagrant violation of your rights as consumer. The phone is yours and you bought it legitimately with your money. That is the debate, “emphasized the Cuban influencer. He also explained that these telephones that were being used daily in Cuba suddenly wake up blocked, although – he pointed out -” there are ways to eliminate that blockade and continue using the equipment, but that generates a cost additional for users who must go to a workshop and pay 1,000 or 2,000 pesos (between 50 and 60 dollars at the official exchange rate), to have their phone unlocked. “” It is a delicate situation and we are trying to see the causes, the reasons , the how, the why, but Xiaomi has not been projected, “he said. He also recalled that there are special licenses for devices made in the US or with US components to be used in Cuba and in other parts of the world, licenses that they use today Apple, OnePlus, Samsung, among other companies. “What we want is to hear an official position from Xiaomi regarding Cuba,” he said. Another of those affected in Cuba is the young Cuban journalist Sergio González, who a He assured Sputnik that his phone, a Redmi Note 10 Pro just bought in a store in Spain, was blocked on September 11 while he was chatting with friends through social networks, without even having a prior notice of this measure. very murky, very strange ”, commented González. The Xiaomi company does not have offices or representatives or official suppliers in Cuba, and the telephones of that brand enter Cuba through travelers, they are not sold in stores, and they are brought by natural persons , bought abroad to give away or resell on the island. So far, it is not known for sure and no one confirms, that this measure responds to express measures of the company given its ties with the United States, and the laws that protect the blockade against Cuba, or characteristics of the manufacturer that designed a specific batch for a supplier.

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HAVANA (Sputnik) – In recent weeks, some owners of the phones of the Chinese brand Xiaomi, residents in Cuba, have seen how their equipment was blocked with a notice on the screen that warns that the policy of this company “does not allow the sale or supply of the product in the territory in which you have tried to activate it “.

The Sputnik Agency spoke in Havana with Erich García Cruz, an influencer in social networks, connoisseur of communication technologies, who assured that he tries to make “noise” in digital networks, to get Xiaomi to see the claim of Cuban consumers and “take action” on the matter.

“Right now we want to detect which is the common denominator, the blocking pattern, the reasons, in order to take action. We see that the segment of Xiaomi phones that are being blocked in Cuba is quite random,” said García Cruz.

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“In what almost the world agrees – the young Cuban influencer added – according to the informal survey that I have done talking with hundreds of people on social networks, it is that they are modern telephones of recent production, which have been imported to Cuba in less than six months, although there have also been cases of blockages in telephones that were already on the island before, which makes it difficult to find a pattern. “

He explained that, when trying to activate the phones of that brand on the island, and when connecting to the Internet to carry out the updates, apparently – he said – “begins the violation of article 14.2 of the terms and conditions of Xiaomi sales”, which states that all products of that company are subject to applicable export control laws, including, but not limited to, the export control laws of the United States and those of the customer’s own jurisdiction.

The prohibited countries and territories, according to Xiaomi, include Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and the Crimea region in Russia.

Among the Xiaomi phones blocked in Cuba recently, the Redmi Note 9 (Global), 9 S, 10, 10 Pro, 9A (IN), 9C, 10 T, and the X3 Pro (Global) stand out.

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Restrictions on Cuba

According to García Cruz, he can understand that, according to the restrictions imposed by the US blockade against Cuba, Xiaomi cannot sell telephones to ETECSA (Cuban Telecommunications Company), but –he stated- “that an individual buy the device in any country and he wants to use it in Cuba, there are no problems because he is not exporting anything, he only acquires a piece of equipment and from that moment on it belongs to him ”.

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“It is a flagrant violation of your rights as a consumer. The phone is yours and you bought it legitimately with your money. That is the debate ”, emphasized the Cuban influencer.

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He also explained that these phones that were being used daily in Cuba suddenly dawned blocked, although –he noted- “there are ways to eliminate this blockade and continue using the equipment, but that generates an additional cost for users who must go to a workshop and pay 1,000 or 2,000 pesos (between 50 and 60 dollars at the official exchange rate), to have the phone unlocked ”.

“It is a delicate situation and we are trying to see the causes, the reasons, the how, the why, but Xiaomi has not been projected,” he said.

He also recalled that there are special licenses for devices made in the US or with US components to be used in Cuba and in other parts of the world, licenses used today by Apple, OnePlus, Samsung, among other companies.

“What we want is to hear an official position from Xiaomi regarding Cuba,” he said.

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Another of those affected in Cuba is the young Cuban journalist Sergio González, who assured Sputnik that his phone, a Redmi Note 10 Pro recently bought in a store in Spain, was blocked on September 11 while he was talking with friends through networks without even having prior notice of this measure.

“Everything is very murky, very strange,” said González.

The Xiaomi company does not have offices or representatives or official suppliers in Cuba, and the phones of that brand enter Cuba through travelers, are not sold in stores, and are brought by natural persons, bought abroad to give away or resell in the island.

So far, it is not known for sure nor does anyone confirm that this measure responds to express measures of the company given its ties with the United States, and the laws that protect the blockade against Cuba, or to characteristics of the manufacturer that designed a specific batch for some provider.

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