Samsung Galaxy S7 Keeps Region Lock, But That Shouldn't Concern You

By 02:04 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 Comments

Its officially happening, the first wave of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units have reached eager customers across Europe and a small storm seems to be brewing online. It concerns a rather inconspicuous black sticker, found on the box of unlocked units, reading - "EUROPEAN SIM CARD ONLY".

Why would the Unlocked phone, you payed top dollar for be locked after all? Is it a mistake? It must be serious since it is all caps. Well, it is all natural and nothing to acquire alarmed over. Your phone has a regional lock in place, bounding it to only European SIM cards, but it is very temporary. To be exact, it only takes five minutes worth of call time on a compatible network and then all restrictions are off.

This is actually something Samsung has been doing for a few years now and it was only natural that the SM-G930F and SM-G935F would have the protection in place as well. It is a protection mechanism aimed at gray market re-sellers, who might try to offer Unlocked EU units in places they weren't meant to go.

The bottom line is, if you are from Europe and currently have a Samsung Galaxy S7 box in front of you with the inwell-known sticker, you should simply relax and like your shiny recent phone. You've probably removed the lock by the time you finished bragging to all your friends about it.




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