Nice to see the solution by calling 5 min of same country SIM. Time came for me to check this experience by my newly purchased S5.
Hi, I am getting a note 3 from KSA. What do i need to do to get it working in India. Please let me know asap. Do i need to use the phone is KSA for 5 mins of calling or i need to use a KSA sim in India and do 5 mins of calling? please advise at the earliest.
higuys ihad a same problem. my phone shows non signal icon..sim also nt works...i bought samsung s 4 frm saudi arabia...nw im n india...let me pls help to solve tis issue..
hi guys..i am from india and i had bought a S4 from saudi, which had a region lock. i did 10mins call to saudi from a saudi sim and my problem was solved.. feeling relieved..
M.I., 14 Jun 2014I purchased a an S4 from KSA to get it back home. I got troubled with this stupid and unnecess... moreYou just need to cal (outgoing r incoming)l using the region sim for 15 m7bs and the region lock will be unlocked.
Where are the Samsung care centers in the United States? I was told I could go there to remove the region lock feature from my S4 galaxy. I have called Samsung's 800 number for customer care here in the United States they refer me to the nearest Samsung experience sensor which is located in a best buy store in Victorville , CA USA. I talk to them and they know nothing about region lock. Of al the people I have dealt with, Samsung has to be the worst. Can any one help me?
tom, 02 Jul 2014I already bought s5 from saudi and I have been using it past 1week I will travel to india will... moreI am in London. I brought a local sim card but am not able to use my galaxy 5 there because it is locked. I had a family member called AT&T they said it will take them 5 days to unlock it. What nonsense is this? These phone companies really have a
tight control on how we use our phones
I already bought s5 from saudi and I have been using it past 1week I will travel to india will my I have problem like sim lock orwill have problem in using it
I bought a note 3 online from dubai and it's asking sim unlock pin code... there's a card in the box which mentions about the region lock and also it says that to activate the phone we need to use the regional sim card and make a cumulative call over 5 min from that card so does this work??? or the problem continues?
Hi all, I just spoke to the technical support team for Samsung UK.
My issue: I bought an unlocked note 2 in Dec 2012. Used 2 different UK sims with no probs. Went to Morocoo and then Dubai on holidays and found that I cant use a foreign sim in it.
Their response: To make it region unlocked, i have to use a UK sim in it when I go to Dubai and make a 10 minute call to a UK number. This will unolock it. I double checked with their senior manager.
Is this right? are they just taking the piss?
I purchased a an S4 from KSA to get it back home. I got troubled with this stupid and unnecessary complication from Samsung region lock. I think I will refund this phone and get another one from a different maker who respects me, protects my investment, and most importantly doesn't tell me what country to visit and what country not. this is my first and last Samsung ever.
i bought s4 from saudi. and firstly i inserted indian sim and asks unlock code .after this by making 5 min call using saudi sim would unlock my phone?
irfan, 25 Apr 2014i have the same problem... if u find any solution please email me at firstname.lastname@example.orgI have also same problem please tell me how can solved?
Danoh, 09 Mar 2014My heart froze when I saw on a sticky which has to be ripped to open the box to my new Note 3 ... moregot to try to know. I haven't tried and I don't want to. But there are reports from users Samsung is lying about this, and after sufficient use the phone still wouldn't accept overseas sim cards. I would stay away from Samsung anyway and go to a company which respects and appreciates its own customers and their mentality.
I wouldn't bother, 5 minutes or not, Samsung can talk all those 5 minutes themselves and unlock their unsold phones. Regional lock!!! seriously??? very stupid move Samsung, very stupid. No Samsungs for me, as if their build quality was that great anyway. Compared to Nokia Samsungs are built like shit. Ah, now Blackberry's updated OS is also Brilliant. What else is Samsung bringing in other than some mumbo-jumbo specs (that all have anyway) in flimsy plastic bodies that would break in 5 seconds. And now regional lock? You can stick up all those regionally-locked phones up your own ass Samsung.
AHAMMED, 11 May 2014I HAVE SAME PROBLEM I bought samsung note3 N9005(region locked) at KSA. not support india s... moreHave you used the Note 3 in KSA for sometime or at least once using the STC, Mobily or Zain sim card?