Ques. Hi! My sister has gifted me a Samsung S4 from Dubai. The problem now is with the network. Though the sim is accepted, there are no signal bars and the error message is 'Emergency Call-Hutch'. What could be done? Please guide!!! Thanks!
This can be a case of regional SIM lock.
To avoid regional SIM lock the cell phone needs to be activated with local service provider SIM at the time of purchase,this unlocks regional SIM lock and users can use roaming services and insert international SIM cards.
This feature is common with electronics purchased from Middle East (Samsung Gulf Electronics Co., Ltd)
Kindly go to your nearest Samsung service center and get your cell phone regional SIM unlocked.
Other Models that are affected of Regional SIm lock :
GALAXY Note 2, GALAXY S3, GALAXY Note 3 and the GALAXY S4 Mini