AnonD-8545, 27 Sep 2013keep bycot for samsung product epecially mobile will be pushed back by LG,iPHONE,Nokia.nokia with its outdated hardware cant even come anywhere near samsung.
samsung, you make me disappointed, i just renew my contract with swiss carrier and choose your galaxy for my gf in my native country in asia, she need it urgently while i still can use my old xperia but immediately i got the galaxy with european region sim lock without any prior notice from you nor the carriage (when i'm placing the order on 16th sept, i only know that samsung android device are unlocked). until this moment she still cant use that galaxy. really2 disappointing.....ITS ENOUGH, NEVER EVER SAMSUNG ANYMORE
Android is Open Source and now you lock SIM, trying to be closed source. My money wasted. Even after 3 Samsung phones of mine stopped working after a year. IC blasted whilst charging, phone dropped and would switch off whenever an incoming call would come, dropped and stopped working and itcis too costly to repair them. Shit. I'm never buying any Samsung phones.
I don't need to use the phone on another continent, but I will not buy any samsung equipment anymore. I don't want to support corporations that tells me what I am allowed to do with MY devices.
Be smart and support companies that value your freedom.
I,m from Iraq and I think,this action let samsung to be free about the quality of materials used to make their phones,I mean they may use cheap ones for poor coutries ,and vice-versa 'and this is hardly unfair.
AnonD-190491, 27 Sep 2013Hello people, the Swiss Samsung clearly writes in German that after the (European region locke... moreUpdate after reading the official statement of Samsung in German: The phone can be used (all over the world) only with the SIM card of the original region. Disappointing Samsung!
Shame on you Samsung. This latest tactic is nothing more than just blatant greed. I have had Nokia’s for the last 15 plus years and have just purchased my first Samsung. Although the Android operating system took a bit of getting use to I’m pleased with the phone. Rest assured I will be going back to Nokia once this phone comes to the end of its life. Why, well like most people I travel and use my mobile phone around the world with various sim cards in different countries. I always end up giving my retired Nokia phones to my nephews and nieces who always appreciate the upgrade of for their old phones. But now with this latest development what Samsung is doing is shameful. There are so many different types of phones out there why anyone would be bothered with the confusion of “will it or won’t it work here or there” and with what countries sims will it work with is beyond me. Shame on you Samsung – you have lost a convert to your product because of pure greed. Welcome back Nokia!
Hello people, the Swiss Samsung clearly writes in German that after the (European region locked) phone is first activated with the Swiss SIM card then it can be used also with the SIM cards of other operators in Europe and (of) outside Europe. That means that the phone can be used with whatever SIM card all over the world.
However, this move of Samsung is not logic. Why lock the phone to a region when it can be simply unlocked through first activation with the SIM of the that region? If someone would smuggle or sell phones from an other region, that one would first unlock the phone. How big can be the figure? Most people buy phones from the local operator. So what's the point? It just make Samsung less attractive for customers who travel to other continents and need to change SIM cards.
So, buying a phone from Samsung at an airport suddenly becomes rather dodgy.
Many people do this and shouldn't need (if even possible) to activate a device locally just before they fly.
Samsung is playing with fire here and will surely loose consumer confidence, especially among execs, contractors and travellers.
keep bycot for samsung product epecially mobile will be pushed back by LG,iPHONE,Nokia.
AnonD-165287, 27 Sep 2013Where is your brain people. The article was updated and it tells once activated in your home c... moreFriend I saw the box pack yesterday,it means if I will switch on with sim card in saudia and then will go to india it will locked.then only will work with first sim activated.
Samsung will be out of market if will not revert to unlock,I was waiting for Note-III but now will not buy.
I was waiting for Note-III but after regin lock will not buy it cause cannot use in my home coutry when travelling,useless.
AnonD-9680, 27 Sep 2013I wont buy Sammy then. If I need to travel to Europe or America, then I will suffer :-(Where is your brain people. The article was updated and it tells once activated in your home country or region it will become unlocked, you can use it anywhere in the world.
i want to buy s800 version but in my county they give me octa version i dont want to buy octa i ll never buy octa.
I wont buy Sammy then. If I need to travel to Europe or America, then I will suffer :-(
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2013If the box didnt have that sticker then you are safe, it only affects S4 manufactured after Ju... moreHEY U u r not samsung spokesperson .. SAMSUNG MUST EXPLAIN why ?and details ..