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Note 9 regional Lock

(Topic created on: 19/07/19 11:58)
Poorshad
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Galaxy Note9 Series

A friend bought me a Note 9 from Germany and gave it to me in Turkey. It's restricted to only Nordic operators. I know about the 5 minute call, but I can't go to Germany, and also my sim card isn't German. 

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BandOfBrothers
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@Poorshad 

 

There's a couple of types of locks on a Samsung Phone.

 

The first is the Region Lock you mention.

 

To remove that a culmitive call of 10 minutes needs to be made in the country of origin using a local sim card and the call is made to a local  number.

 

Another option is to contact the Samsung Support Department for that country and ask them to remotely remove the Region Lock.

 

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The 2nd is some phones are locked to a particular network if the phone was supplied by a mobile network as part of a mobile phone contract.

 

The unlock to all networks usually is carried out by the network that it's locked to.

 

They will have their own set process and a criteria to meet before unlocking. 

 

If Samsung supplied the phone directly then it should already be unlocked to all network's.

 

 




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