Gee, 27 Sep 2013Sorry, but i have to disagree with you on this one. They are adding this to what point unsure. This is to stop people buying phones that are not fully compatible with the networks of their home region because they bought it from another. With LTE that is quite possible. In any event once a SIM card from your home region has been put in it it is then fully unlocked. I am really not seeing the big deal here unless someone knowingly wants to bring a grey import device in their local country, that may not work properly.
PL2, 27 Sep 2013The point people are missing is that once you place the correct SIM card for your region in it... moreYou will soon enough discover that you are miss informed, when you visit a new country other than yours ,the IMEI will not registered at the new destination ,the device will be locked, so you will have to go to the carrier of that country you are visiting, you will stay in a long queue and start a never ending procedures.
3mi, 27 Sep 2013Gsm arena, please clarify this issue asap, I'm presently in Africa and I intend being one of t... moreAs long as the first SIM card you put in it is for your home region it will then be fully unlocked from thereon. So where is the problem unless you are looking to tyr and bring in a grey import that may not even work properly in your home country.
Paximos, 27 Sep 2013That would be the begining of more unknown to come. It's not their business where I activate i... moreActually it is, if you buy a phone that won't work in your region because you bought in another and then waranty it as faulty when it is not. With LTE that ia actually quite likely.
Anyway Samsung became too monotonous now. My next one will be a non-samsung for sure.
I've just switched from apple to galaxy and they come up with this!!!!! Seriously with all the top features my new samsung s4 has this region sim lock think is enough to kill samsung for me all the way and if they don't reconsider it will drive me back to apple.
if you get your fone thru a carrier than furry muff but if you buy a phone that is unlocked then that is what it should be, UNLOCKED !
"Update: Samsung's official Swiss Facebook
account has stepped in with some information regarding the locking issue. According to the official source, a European SIM-locked
Galaxy Note 3 could be used outside of
Europe (thus become unlocked) as long as you activate it with a European SIM card first.
Nothing to see here then - move along
people." yeah run along samsung haters
Gsm arena, please clarify this issue asap, I'm presently in Africa and I intend being one of the first to own the note3 via the pre-orders...but I think I might just make do with the LG G2 if I can't get proper clarification on this annoying development from samsung.
I was looking at possibly buying a Note 3, but not after hearing this.
That would be the begining of more unknown to come. It's not their business where I activate it. Forget Samsung.
GODS- let greedy sleazy make fools of themselves .. Dont cry for samsung bosses .. think of poor hardworking samsung workers ..and do think of hardpressed customers
Is there no way around this as I visit Asia often, Can I come out of my warranty to get it unlocked, or will that not work as well?
PL2, 27 Sep 2013The point people are missing is that once you place the correct SIM card for your region in it... moreSorry, but i have to disagree with you on this one. They are adding this to what point unsure.
I just bought one and it was European locked, and I travel often to Asia, FML.
samsung - anather ? unnecessary drama -- why not open honest public press release worldwide ? but then - ALL handsetmakers networks ARE ECONOMICAL with the truth-thats why socalled "fine print" ghosh !! this is 2013 and samsung are supposed to be world leaders !! this must be a lesson for ALL FANBOYS and TROLLERS ! BRANDS dont give a damn -for customers - only care about sales and moneys .. FUNNY ! SAMSUNG CANNOT BLAME THIS FIASCO on apple !! cry ! cry! samsung !
android1990, 27 Sep 2013Can i use p9005 in India now.. or i have to unlock it ... Where did you purchase it and was it SIM free or from a network operator? Bacically is it unlocked at all or has it already been locked to a single network in your country by your mobile operator if you bought it from them?