Hello everyone! I bought a SIMless note 8 in Thailand and put in a lical SIM. I then went to the Philippines and bought a local SIM there. That worked for 1 day and then stopped. I chalked it up to crappy Filipino SIM. I did try to fix it, but had no success. The Note would see a SIM in the slot but I could not use it for calls or Internet or anything. At one point there was a message that I needed to factory reset to use the SIM, but I figured I would just wait until I got back to Thailand. Upon returning to Thailand and putting the original SIM back in, I still cannot use the phone. It reads a SIM in slot 1 and 2, but i cannot use the SIM for anything. I spoke to the company with the SIM, and my account is active and good to go. I have heard of a reactivation lock and I think this may be my problem. I have spoken to Samsung here in Thailand, but they won't escalate the ticket to someone who knows how to fix this, or even check to see if its locked. The shop where I bought it were just as clueless. I have gone into my Samsung account and cannot find anyplace to see if it is locked or not. Samsung USA will not help at all. Does anybody have some suggestions? I have gone through all the "turn if off and then back on," and tried to reset the network. And I sorrowfully did the factory reset. This still hasn't helped. I am really not pleased to pay a good deal of money for a brick. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!