Samsung to 'evaluate' but not remove the Note 3 regional lock, will think twice for the future

Samsung to 'evaluate' but not remove the Note 3 regional lock, will think twice for the future
Samsung was apparently taken by surprise by the backlash against its new regional lock that debuted with the Galaxy Note 3 units in Europe and The Americas. People were complaining they can't use their phones outside those regions, and though the company said once you've activated it with a local SIM, it will take other as well, trying to prevent gray market trade with the phones.

The procedure was hit or miss, though, with a number of threads where users were complaining they can't use the Note 3 abroad, even after they've activated it with a regional SIM card. Samsung has taken notice, and promises it will find a better and easier for customers way to fight with the under the radar trade that is often happening with its flagships. As for current Note 3 units? Well, these ones will stay regionally locked for now, as far as we can tell from the translation from German:


source: AAS via Sammobile

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Galaxy Note3
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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