Anonymous, 30 Sep 2013Why waste your time proving something that other people have already said has happened with th... moreThat is the logical thing to do. And most likely you will get the same answer in different wording. All saying something along the lines of: "Region locked phones can be used anywhere in the world so long as they have been activated using a sim in the same region it is locked to"
AnonD-191472, 29 Sep 2013Some how i think you are the one who should read the post ? and Stop post or share the link of... moreWhen you make the vid please link it here if you could ok? I want to see exactly what you're talking about.
I dont understand how something so straightforward can be so hard for people to understand.
AnonD-191472, 29 Sep 2013Some how i think you are the one who should read the post ? and Stop post or share the link of... moreWhy waste your time proving something that other people have already said has happened with their phones?
Regardless, this is a P.R. black eye that Samsung created by not informing people prior to adopting and selling phones having this locking policy.
It's clear some people are willing to accept less credible sources than others. Trusting the news from a social media site account? Like asking the Shell gas station attendant what the profits will be this quarter and how much the next Royal Dutch Shell dividend will be.
Wait for an official statement from a Samsung Corp. Rep. at a Senior Director level or higher. Until someone at Samsung puts their name to a statement nobody is putting their professional credibility on the line.
sorry Samsung, this bogus policy just lost you a sale. I don't need the trouble.
AnonD-77889, 29 Sep 2013READ AND SPELL TIME XD
"When using a UK SIM card first with the handset, the publicati... moreSome how i think you are the one who should read the post ? and Stop post or share the link of website that just copy and paste the same Solution or method that say by"Samsung German Statement".
So far as I know no website or any reporter try it them self yet.
The link that you show. It is not nothing only unclear. and the video in the link you can see he put UME card first then vadafone card. BUT he not put UME card in. So that why you not see the phone still lock.
and please read this one more time.
I buy the note 3 from studenmobile . nl it is Netherland webshop for phone. I live in Nederland. The phone is simlock free.
I use the Nederland sim card (Vadafone, Tele2) for calling, chatting, internet. for first 2-3 days. So now my phone should be Activated ? Registered ?
So now I should just put Thai sim card in it already. But it not working it still need a code for unlock the sim.
I try all the Thai Sim card i have.... AIS, True Companay, DTAC. None of it working.
Please read carefully.. I will make a youtube tomorrow.
READ AND SPELL TIME XD
"When using a UK SIM card first with the handset, the publication was able to use any other SIM card thereafter, non-EU regions included – in this case a UAE SIM card was used.
When using the UAE SIM card first with the handset, the Galaxy Note 3 was locked, meaning it needs an unlock code before working with a non-EU SIM card. However, in this case any SIM card from the EU region (or the region the phone was intended for purchase) will still work with the handset, even if it’s used after the non-EU SIM card was unsuccessfully tried."
quoted from this site: http://www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-note-3-sim-card-region-locking-what-you-need-to-know-277964/
Pretty straight forward if you ask me. Its still annoying though but its an unlocked phone you're buying regardless.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2013"It will work with other regions, after you activate it with a sim from the same region t... moreDid you see the link I posted? Let me post it again.
Here you go
Now, you can either do your research and use reason to come to a logical conclusion or just read and take in bs on the internet instead of filtering it out.
I don't care what other people have to say...as long is they don't have credible proof(photos, videos or scholarly/offical articles) I'm not going to lend an ear.
Click on the link, read it, watch the video then eat your own words...or come back and delete your post.
"It will work with other regions, after you activate it with a sim from the same region the phone was bought"
Well, or not! I saw at least 5 different persons on xda that did that and are still locked. How come ?
And why the sticker is not saying that activation will remove the restriction?
AnonD-77889, 29 Sep 2013It will work with other regions, after you activate it with a sim from the same region the pho... moreExactly,after Samsung's last decision it is not an unlocked phone anymore.
1-you activate in your region by inserting your carriers Sim card, now your phone IMEI number is registered with that carrier.
2-Now you go to another country and insert that country's Sim card,the carrier of that country will instantly lock your phone, because it will recognise that your phones IMEI is already activated and belongs to a different region country.
You will go to the visiting countries carrier and stay in a very long queue for hours, take a copy of your passport with you, after some very long waiting they will tell you that "Now you can go to your hotel and your phone will be activated in 24 hours"which, most probably will take much longer time, if ever.
[deleted post]Thank you for the link!
Mr Chris Smith wrote a good article in which he points to a lot of unanswered questions too. Just to quote one: "In this case, why is Samsung even bothering with this procedure?" Something stinks, sorry.
AnonD-57013, 29 Sep 2013Once you activate it in your regional country, there is simply no way that it will operate wit... moreIt will work with other regions, after you activate it with a sim from the same region the phone was bought. Otherwise it is not an unlocked phone, just a locked phone selling at the price of an unlocked phone. Logic
Once you activate it in your regional country, there is simply no way that it will operate with another regions Sim card without registering your phone with the carrier of the new country, which is a very long and complicated process, when traveling you better take your back up phone with you, and period.
Generally speaking, its an annoying process for some. It is, I know but the perception that the phone cannot work in any part of the world after activation with a regional sim is wrong.
But there are others, I am one of many, that will not be affected. I buy unlocked phones outside of my country to get a better price or bargain but I do not(never did anyway) buy outside my region. My region being the americas and the caribbean.
If you are a traveler and you jump from region to region(not country to country) it still should not be a major problem...just buy a prepaid sim in the country you are in, since that's where you bought the note 3 in the first place, and you can ditch the sim if you so desire and use any other sim after that.
AnonD-183156, 29 Sep 2013what if you already unlocked the phone and you need to do a factory reset, do you need to inse... moreAbsolutely not...its common sense people. After you activate the region locked note 3, that's it. Reset and swap sims all you want, the phone will still work.
Why start this up in 2013 all of a sudden..
Samsung need to issue in the press a full statement whats going on and why? Whats to stop all the other companys following suite.
what if you already unlocked the phone and you need to do a factory reset, do you need to insert the regional sim again?
AnonD-77889, 29 Sep 2013The device is region locked, Uusi. Learn to understand, read...and understand. Samsung's offic... moreNo official statement from Samsung. None. Zero. Facebook account statement?funny. I've got some swampland to sell you.
AnonD-77889, 29 Sep 2013The device is region locked, Uusi. Learn to understand, read...and understand. Samsung's offic... moreI am happy for you, Kaln0x, because you seem to be the brightest person on the forum and are completely sure about what you write. And Samsung is also happy with you because you don't ask explanation.
AnonD-77889, 29 Sep 2013The device is region locked, Uusi. Learn to understand, read...and understand. Samsung's offic... moreyou write "The phone will be unlocked internationally after I've used a regional sim, meaning that it can use any carrier sim in the world."
i need proof please. i want to know if the phone will work with a foreign sim card from a network outside your region while you're still in your region AND i need proof if the phone is physically located outside your region would work with sim from outside your region without any problems... thank you sir