1. roguetrader's Avatar
    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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    10-30-2013 09:35 AM
  2. Sweeet1102's Avatar
    Only the first activation need to have a sim from your local Country. After you can run with any sim card from "any country".
    10-30-2013 09:56 AM
  3. roguetrader's Avatar
    Thanks very much for that, will go shopping soon!

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    10-30-2013 10:46 AM
  4. ThePedro's Avatar
    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.
    11-03-2013 11:35 AM

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