Few people use PIN locking system to lock their phone to avoid un-authorised access. Though this is a good option, it pisses you off sometime. Three wrong entry of PIN code will result in SIM blocking.
Once SIM gets blocked, phone starts asking PUK code to enter. If you again enter wrong code for three times, SIM gets completely blocked. You have to walk into your service provider outlet to get a replacement SIM card.
SO NEXT ,QUESTION IS
What’s my PUK code? My SIM Card is blocked
- A PUK or ‘Personal Unlocking Key’ is a security feature on most mobile devices that protects your SIM card data. A PUK code is required when a SIM card PIN code has been entered incorrectly.
- You can get your PUK code
- via the internet or
- over the phone.
Please note: Unblocking a SIM card with a PUK differs from ‘Network Unlocking’ which allows a mobile device to be used on other mobile networks.
WHAT NOT TO DO?
Don’t try to guess your phone’s PUK code. If you enter the wrong code three times, or sometimes five times depending on your phone type, you will end up with a completely locked SIM card that will need to be replaced.
WHAT TO DO?
1)via the internet
Go to your online cell phone account. Log in with the username and password that are assigned to the account. Some providers include the PUK code along with the rest of your online account information.
Click on the “Phone” or “Device” option on your online account. The name of this section will vary by provider. When you click on this option, you will be taken to a section with information regarding your cell phone.
- Look for an option to “Unblock SIM Card” or any other SIM card selection. Once the information regarding your SIM card opens, see if there is an “unblock” link. If your provider does have an “unblock” section, follow the instructions exactly to unblock your SIM card.
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For airtel users.
For getting PUK code of a Airtel number, send PUKPhoneNumber to toll free number 121. You can make use of any other Airtel number to send this message since your SIM might have been blocked already.
Other than airtel
- The above method doesn’t works or your service provider is not Airtel, call to customer care using any other mobile phone which uses the same service provider.
- They will ask some details about you to make sure you are the owner of the SIM card.
what they ll ask?
- Questions might include your billing address, email ID, numbers you recently called or messaged etc. They might even ask you the number printed on the SIM card.
- So be prepared to answer questions to confirm your identity, such as billing address or email address, and possibly provide them with the number on your SIM card. Once you have given proof of your identity, your provider will give you the PUK number.
Once you get the PUK code, enter it into the phone & your phone will return to normal.