Samsung announced its latest flagship device last month, the Galaxy Note 3. Packed with new improved features, the phablet was made available to customers from September 25. And though it was widely received by users, many of them were unhappy about Samsung’s new region lock strategy.
The region lock ensured that the Note 3 can only be used with a SIM card from the same region where the device was bought. For instance you cannot use a European Note 3 with an American or Asian SIM card. You can use the European SIM card all over the world but cannot use a local SIM card when outside Europe which would be more cheaper to use than the European one. And though Samsung claims that you can use any SIM card after once activating the device with a SIM card which is from the same region as the device, many users report this is not the case.