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Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details

11 April, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details - read the full textJust like the Galaxy Note 3 before it, the Samsung Galaxy S5 packs a region lock. To get rid of it, Galaxy S5 customers need not only to activate, but also make a cumulative calls over 5 minutes in their region before transferring and using it overseas carriers. Back in November last year,...

 

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Hey i buy samsung s5 in bangkok bt my india sim is not working if i insert my sim phone shows emergency calls plzzz how can i get network in my phone

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  • 2014-10-18 09:21
  • Hktq

i want my s5 Galaxy unlock how can i do

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  • 2014-10-09 11:28
  • uu4u

i have purchased a samsung galaxy s5 from Italy.can you tell me how can i use it in Sri Lanka

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  • 2014-09-22 17:09
  • teqq

I have purchase samsung galaxy s5from china.how to use in india?

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  • 2014-09-09 23:07
  • t1$B
  • pratap chandra sahoo
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Hi, I have purchased samsung galaxy s5 from Thiland, how to use in India?

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  • 2014-09-08 16:37
  • utLs

Hi I have Purchased a Gallax S5 from China now i am in India, I am trying to isert the sim in India, however I couldn't get the network, I have done lots of network setting but got no result. Kindly let me know how i get the network

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  • 2014-09-04 14:59
  • PA7d

plzzzzzz help me to unlock my samsung s5
saudi arabia but im in india

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  • 2014-08-06 10:32
  • Khth

I want to unlock a Samsung galaxy s5 ....please help me

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  • 2014-08-02 14:25
  • uNVK

i want to unlock a samsung galaxy S5 new piece european model please help me out i am in dubai.....

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  • 2014-07-24 21:03
  • Hxc1

WFT with the grey market, blacklisted imei and now region locked. These phone companies and the network provider are really corrupted. Back then selling my used phone was easy so i can take the extra cash to upgrade to the newer phone which they release every year. Now these companies make the 2nd handed phone really hard to sell with those region locked. What crack me up is that any network provider offer you to trade in your phone for a very cheap price. F*** these companies are so corrupted. Sorry for my English

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  • 2014-05-23 07:20
  • 0YXx

Is Malaysia and India same region according to samsung?????

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  • 2014-05-10 15:09
  • ij2D

Regional or operator lock, same or sifferent impact ?? Ex. If I have an operator locked Galaxy s5(lgu+ in korea) talking 5 min and then travel and bring it to another country inserting another local operator's simcard...is supposed to work then or has it always to be used w the original korean operator's simcard and hence using expensive roaming ????
In case no..Can a local Samsung dealer outside korea unlock this Korean operator S5...????

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  • 2014-04-20 10:25
  • rL1%
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What is this all craziness about? Just sell the phone , simple as it is. I am now thinking to switch to LG or Sony.

Getting sick of ridiculous marketing plans. They better get rid of that Marketing Director. What a waste

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  • 2014-04-17 19:57
  • X}kj

you are somewhat right

you buy phone in a country
than you put SIM card of any carrier from that country
make 5 minutes of calls
than you will be able to use any SIM card of any carrier of any country on that phone

it is not carrier lock, it is region lock, so that to stop smuggling of phone from one region to another

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  • 2014-04-16 14:55
  • 2SL9

As a Samsung fan I don't remember asking for region lock? maybe we did as a group. If so, have nothing but praise for it and a great idea for sales control.

TouchWhiz and Samsung proving the lags has always been a lie since 2.3.1

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  • 2014-04-14 09:08
  • uBSm

What I would like to know since there are reports that this 5 min call does not sometimes: were are these people making calls from? I bought an unlocked phone from Amazon years back and they had a special were they sent a prepaid UK sim card with it. If I were to use that technically it should work, but I'm wondering if the phone will register that I am roaming here in the US and still not remove the region lock until I actually use the phone IN the region the phone is from AND the country the sim is from.

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  • 2014-04-13 21:09
  • 89kF

> In reply to radza @ 2014-04-13 03:54 from tY1C - click to readI think it's illegal to lock phones in China and I haven't heard of any, but you should know that no Chinese phones come with Google Play or European languages (except English) so you probably have to fix it yourself.

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  • 2014-04-13 09:30
  • nvgS

well .. not all Note 3 were region-locked .. I have the one from france sm-n9005 with csc= XEF and it is not region locked

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  • 2014-04-13 06:44
  • 6Qmq

I need a help.. I'm In China now. And If I buy here an S5 phone, What do I need to do, not to talk 5 minutes with china card or it auto lock for my country? My country is in Europe. Montenegro (close to Serbia).. so what to do guys, if I buy S5 here, I'll stuck or I can put Montenegro card (but talk 5 minute with montenegro can cost fortune. ;/// explain it to me what to do please.

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  • 2014-04-13 03:54
  • tY1C

If i get that right, first i need to put a sim card from the operator that i got the phone, then talk 5 min and the phone will be unlocked? i can use what kind of simcard from what kind of operator i like ?! please answer me !!! This is same as sim lock ?! Because my operator (VIP) told me that the phone will be locked ! will it unlock if i talk 5 min from their network?!

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  • 2014-04-12 23:49
  • gKBn

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