Samsung To Set Its Smartphones To Work Only In Assigned Regions
Soon, we will be unable to order any Samsung Smartphone from other regions which includes countries and continents in general.
To get a Samsung Smartphone, you might have to buy it in your region. Reports say that Samsung will start SIM-locking its droids to home regions.
So far the new practice has been confirmed for Europe and America
Devices affected will be those built after July 2013.
Each Samsung smart device will come with a sticker in the retail package, indicating the region or area it can be used in.
However, If a device is purchased in one region but hasn’t been activated before being exported, you will be able to get it unlocked through a Samsung service partner.
I can’t really say why Samsung is rolling this out. To curb excessive importation of Samsung devices? This will definitely be a great disadvantage to those who travel a lot.
The soon-to-be-introduced Samsung SIM lock uses an MCC (Mobile Country Code) lock style and is done through the CSC’s (Customer Software Customization) whitelist of countries. Removing the lock yourself will most probably be enabled later on but will almost certainly end up voiding your precious warranty which you probably never like.