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S23 Region Hardware Lock YES or NO?

(Topic created: 05-29-2023 03:05 PM)
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sksjedi
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There is only one person here who is saying that the US $1000+ unlocked S23 has a region hardware lock and can't be used overseas.

I have spoken to Samsung USA Tech support and they DENY the existence of a region hardware lock for an unlocked phone, even for the U/U1 variant as asserted by the poster of this information.

I am simply trying to get to the truth here.  I understand carrier locks, I also understand soft locks, but a a permanent hardware lock makes no sense what so ever.

Does anyone know the truth?

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Ekamek
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I am confident there is no region hardware lock on any Samsung phones. I have used phones internationally from the original S phone until now. Like you said, network/carrier lock, yes but no hardware region lock.

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-Misfit-
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If you purchased a unlock phone it shouldn't have a region locked. I was in vacation in Mexico, I was able to use a local SIM without any issues. Hope this helps.
sksjedi
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Thank you.  A certain forum member here is saying the exact opposite and is also posting on reddit / wikipedia / AT&T forums / etc  the exact same thing over and over again without any evidence at all and it is not being refuted in the least.

 

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-Misfit-
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You are welcome. That's insane I'm surprised they haven't called him out on his lies.
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Kentomat
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Have you used Samsung S23 or lower version (22,21 etc.)?

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Ekamek
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I am confident there is no region hardware lock on any Samsung phones. I have used phones internationally from the original S phone until now. Like you said, network/carrier lock, yes but no hardware region lock.