well that's not a big deal. everybody can put a sim card and call somebody for 5 minutes.
Samsung region lock is coming to asia also with future software update. Buy an unlocked samsung today and have it locked in a month.
It would be ok if it cost $199 but it doesnt, who in their right mind will pay for such a "feature"?
Samsung claims region lock was implemented because they listened to their customers and did it to better serve them, are you feeling well served now Samsung lovers? Hahah so pathetic you all are to buy such restricted crap and then go on complaining about how restricted iOS is, lol.
Samsung actions are becoming worse and worse. It's time to leaave Samsung.
I'm completely over Samsung, they need something stunning to keep their fans. First Knox, now this, what else will they do ?
I have a s4 and boot loop after 6 monts of usage. And that the flag ship of samsung?
and of course there will be people like us that will provide 3 rd party unlocking solution :)
way to shoot themselves on the foot, Samsung.. my last two where LGs My next is HTC One, I was hardcore Samsung user... but not anymore
Of course, sooner or later Samsung will drop such a stupid practice, but first they need to feel significant drop in sales. I believe this year they are going to feel "excellent" drop in sales (especially for their flagman devices).
I had to buy my Nexus One from USA and pay import duties (I am UK) ,,I huffed and puffed but that's life..
Well I am for it sick of getting grey imports even on Amazon and having to return..The majority of sales will be legit anyay so as for damaging Samsung sales it will be minimal and plenty of other phones to buy..Just buy another phone who cares as long as it stops me getting grey imports..
jaypee, 11 Apr 2014"little bit annoying" seriousliiiiii?Yes. A little bit annoying. Seriously.
changed to LG2 one generation earlier and got the better deal. samsung definitely lost me with the region lock.
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2014Sounds fair, also a little annoying if you don't know."little bit annoying" seriousliiiiii?
Maybe they're out of ideas for SG6 so they just wanna come up with a reason to pull the plug of Galaxy line idk!
WTF Sammy, whether grey market/ black market/ or white market, you are getting your money, then why these freaking locks.
I wanted to get my cousin to get me a Samsung Galaxy S5 from London as it is much cheaper there, than in India, but now with this damn rule, I dont want my Cousin to open my phone's sealed box and insert a sim card and speak on my brand new freaking Samsung phone for 5 long minutes. Do you know that the bacteria stuff from her ear would go into my new phone's ear piece.
Bye Sammy, Hello Sony.
hhahahaha, samsung always amuses me with their strange actions, so its ok to be penetrated as a user (samsung accounts) but its very important to lock the phone to different regions , yes i see the logic
People are already moving from Samsung to Sony/HTC.... Why the hell they make the plastic more difficult to acquire.....already S4 is a flop one and they are going add on to the list....
we often travel worldwide .. we are often asked to buy simfree phones like s5 etc for gifts to corporate business n govt links .. international airports like dubai abudabi singapore hongkong usually places to buy duty free sim free phones .. s5 very unlikely to be GREY MARKETS ..