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I have a new phone Samsung Galaxy S9 plus bought in Germany. I have not open it yet, because there is a label where it is written European sim card only. My sim card is Macedonian, country that is not part of the Europian Union. So my question is will the phone work with my sim card? If not how can I fix this? Thanks

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Superuser I
Superuser I

You may find that the phone is region locked. 

 

This is to stop grey imports. 

 

The only way to remove a region lock is to use a local sim card in that country in the phone and make x4 five minute calls. 

 

This has to be done in the country of purchase using a local sim card. 

 

Samsung cannot remove a region lock via other ways. 

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Dual Hybrid 512Gb_ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

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Superuser I
Superuser I

You may find that the phone is region locked. 

 

This is to stop grey imports. 

 

The only way to remove a region lock is to use a local sim card in that country in the phone and make x4 five minute calls. 

 

This has to be done in the country of purchase using a local sim card. 

 

Samsung cannot remove a region lock via other ways. 

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Dual Hybrid 512Gb_ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

Observer

I have bought a phone Samsung Galaxy S10+1TB. I'am gona travel outside EU where I need to use it with a local simcard. It's written on the box European SimCards Only. How can I make it work there ?

Superuser I
Superuser I

Phones supplied by Samsung are unlocked to all networks out of the box so any network sim card will work in them.

 

Just ensure you make at least up to 10 minutes of calls with you local sim card in your country to remove the region lock.

 

The issue that sometimes occurs us a person imports a phone from another country and a call hasn't been made on it so the region lock isn't removed. 

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Dual Hybrid 512Gb_ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

New Member
Receiving call for duration of 10 minutes is also a solution? or have to originate call from the phone?
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