5 Minutes call required to unlock the Galaxy S5 SIM

Along with the Galaxy S5 smartphone launch, Samsung initialize a new technique to lock the flagship Galaxy S5 by Region locking.

A stamp noticed on the Samsung Galaxy S5 box warn that "This product should be activated with a SIM card issued from a mobile operator within Europe. (as defined EU/EEA, Switzerland and the following Non-EEA countries Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.)"


That mean only these country's based SIM card can activate the network on the phone, to unlock the network on the Galaxy S5 you must make call at least 5 minutes long using an European SIM card then you can use any SIM card world wide.

Samsung want to target markets by location and stop improper import behavior out side the targeted location.


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5 Minutes call required to unlock the Galaxy S5 SIM 5 Minutes call required to unlock the Galaxy S5 SIM Reviewed by Maherr Live on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Rating: 5