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Hi all,

Quick question, Im heading to New Zealand in April and ill be taking my note 3 which i bought out right from JB Hifi, with no sim locks as far as im aware.

Question: Will i have the regional lock problem if i were to purchase a NZ Sim card and use it in my phone?

Im currently on Android 4.3 with a Optus Simcard.

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Hi all,

Quick question, Im heading to New Zealand in April and ill be taking my note 3 which i bought out right from JB Hifi, with no sim locks as far as im aware.

Question: Will i have the regional lock problem if i were to purchase a NZ Sim card and use it in my phone?

Im currently on Android 4.3 with a Optus Simcard.

Thanks in advance!
Region lock was supposed to be disabled after using your phone to make phone calls for about 5 minutes...
Whether the lock may affect you is anyone's guess but the UK & European phones that come with region lock have a sticker on the outside.
I don't believe you will have any problems but that is still just a guess....
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So far as I know genuine Australian Note 3 handsets are not region locked. Was there a sticker on the box when you got it? If not then you are good to go.

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Ahh thats good, ive seen pictures of the stickers on the boxes saying that the phone is region locked, my box has no such sticker so i guess im in the clear.
I cant take my optus simcard over to nz as its not mine, so i cant do the 5 min call part, but i might grab a prepaid simcard just incase.
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