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    Default Galaxy Note 3 - Region lock.

    Hi Folks - can anyone fill me in on the Region lock situation on this phone. I'm about to buy one (I live in the UK) but everywhere I look the ads say the device is region locked to UK/EU. I travel quite often and always buy local SIM cards for wherever I am - often South Africa - but it will be useless to me if I can't put local Sims in the thing. Is it permanent, or is there a way to work around this? Seems a bit silly to me to restrict in this way. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 3 - Region lock.

    Only the first activation need to have a sim from your local Country. After you can run with any sim card from "any country".
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 3 - Region lock.

    Thanks very much for that, will go shopping soon!

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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 3 - Region lock.

    Sweet you should stop misinforming people that are about to splash 800 euro on a phone that will not unlock with that mambo jambo you just mentioned.

    Samsung has already admitted that that trick doesn't work.

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