Phone bought in Chile
If you get a SMS with the following message “Register this phone or it will be blocked in 30 days. Info: https://multibanda.cl/ia” that means that you won’t be able to use your phone after 30 days since it did not complied with the mandatory homologation process.
The homologation process ensures that the phones commercialized in the country are able to:
– Get Government Emergency Agency (ONEMI)’s warnings: Safety!
– Get a stamp with information on the ability of your phone to support different frequency bands and technologies 2G, 3G y 4G: More consumer information!
Commercialize non-homologized mobiles is a infraction by the seller; the consumers has the rights conferred by the Consumer’s Protection Law and may request, in a 3-month period:
– Reimbursement of expenses,
– Free change of the phone for one that complied with the harmonization mandatory requirement,
– Possibly, civil claim for compensations (before a Court of Law).