A few days ago we reported that the European Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is region locked. Later Gigaom reported that they had received a note from Samsung Germany that the Note 3 is region locked only until activation. Once the Note 3 has been activated in the European market on a European carrier the lock is removed and users can use the Note 3 without any restrictions.
Ukmobilereview also reported that they had got official word a Samsung spokesperson that the Note 3 is region locked until you activate it in the region. Once you activate it in that region the region lock is automatically removed.
“In order to provide customers with the optimal mobile experience in each region including customer care services, Samsung has incorporated the ‘regional SIM lock’ feature into Galaxy Note 3 devices. The