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Samsung region lock: what is it and how do you get rid of it?

With Samsung Region Lock, Samsung ensures that their devices are only used on the market they're intended for. For example, smartphones that you buy in Asia can't be used in Europe and vice versa. You can cancel Samsung Region Lock making a 5-minute phone call with a SIM card from the market the phone is intended for. In this article, we'll tell you about Region Lock and how you can get rid of it.

What is regional lock?

Samsung region lock, what is it?

Region Lock ensures that you can only use a smartphone in a country the device is made for. In this way, Samsung prevents their devices from being bought up in one market and sold again in another market. If you buy a smartphone in the Netherlands via the official channels, this is a device for the Dutch market. If you want to use this device with an Asian or American SIM card, you can't make calls or use the device with the device.

How do you get rid of Samsung region lock?

How do you get rid of regional lock

It is very easy to permanently cancel Samsung Region Lock. All you have to do is call for 5 minutes with a SIM card from the same market as the device. For example, do you want to use a European telephone with an Asian SIM card? First call someone for at least 5 minutes with a European SIM card. The regional lock will be lifted, so you can use your Samsung device with SIM cards from every region. Do you have a dual SIM? Then Use the second SIM card for 5 minutes as well.

Help from an expert in the store

Help from an expert in the store

Are you moving abroad and do you want your Samsung phone to not have a regional lock? If you're unable to remove this lock, our experts in the shops will be happy to help you. Visit us and bring your device. Our experts will advise and help you to get rid of the Samsung region lock.

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