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Z Fold4 Region Lock

(Topic created on: 30-12-2022 05:41 PM)
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Snapples
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In the past when I have purchased Samsung phones they have come 'Region Locked' and usually the sticker on the box warns you about this.

I have rently purchased a Z Fold 4 and on the box sticker there is no warning about a region lock. Have Samsung stopped Refion Locking their phones?

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Glenntech
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I never noticed this warning on any of my phones.
Each region will have a different model number and software feature differences.
The phones will work if the cell bands are correct.
Just things like Samsung Pay won't work
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Snapples
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Apparently once you make 5 mins of voice calls in the region you purchased the phone the region lock lifts.

I took a S10 plus to Thailand a few years back and when I inserted a Thai sim a message popped up on the screen saying Region Locked, however I hadn't made any calls to lift the lock before travelling. Luckily I found a Samsung shop and they helped me to lift the region lock.
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Glenntech
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Well it's likely that the same process still exists
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Snapples
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Samsung no longer put on their boxes a warning about the handset being region locked, they used to.
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Glenntech
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Are you in the UK?
Looked at a couple of old Samsung boxes I have and nothing printed on them. Could be the labels have come off. Just never noticed it before
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Snapples
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Yes I'm in the UK. I'm due to travel in February and don't want to go through the same headache.

As recommended on various websites I've made over 5 minutes of calls so hopefully if their was a region lock it's now lifted.
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