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What to do if you phone asks for a PUK

What is a PUK?:
PUK stands for Personal/PIN Unblocking Key

Why am I being asked for a PUK:
If you have entered your PIN code incorrectly more than 3 times your SIM card will be locked for security reasons.
If the SIM card is barred by your network service provider it may also ask you for a PUK

Where do I get my PUK:
Your network service provider will be able to provide your with your PUK code. They will usually ask you to confirm the actual SIM card number when you phone so have this ready.
There are programs out there that claim to remove the restriction on your SIM card, these are entirely false and will only infect your computer/phone with Malware if downloaded so avoid at all costs.

How to get your PUK:
Contact your network service provider's customer service department and they will issue your PUK.
Pleas note if you enter the wrong PUK more than 10 times it will lock your SIM card indefinately and you will need to have another one issues from the network.

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My phone ask for puk code


PUK Code
PUK stands for Personal Unblocking Key. This is a unique eight-digit code specific to your SIM card. This is required when the PIN number to unlock your mobile phone is entered incorrectly 3 times. You are then given 10 attempts to enter your PUK code. If an incorrect PUK code is entered after the 10th attempt, you will block your SIM card permanently and will require a new SIM card from your mobile phone provider.
PUK codes can be obtained through the following ways - The PUK code is in your SIM card documentation Starter Pack. If you do not have this then - Please contact your phone service provider.
Your cell phone service provider can give you the PUK code once you give them your account details and they have confirmed your identity. For details to obtain the PUK code for the SIM card, please click on this link and follow my instructions.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5705889-puk_code

Mar 11, 2013 | Cell Phones

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The phone asks to enter puk code and now says has so many tries the rep does not know the solution


PUK stands for Personal Unblocking Key. This is a unique eight digit code specific to your SIM card. This is required when the PIN number to unlock your mobile phone is entered incorrectly 3 times. You are then given 10 attempts to enter your PUK code. If an incorrect PUK code is entered after the 10th attempt, you will block your SIM card permanently and will require a new SIM card from your mobile phone provider.

Nov 28, 2010 | Cell Phones

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MY SIM CARD IS LOCKED AN ASKING FOR A PUK CODE


PUK stands for Personal Unblocking Key. This is a unique eight digit code specific to your SIM card. This is required when the PIN number to unlock your mobile phone is entered incorrectly 3 times. You are then given 10 attempts to enter your PUK code. If an incorrect PUK code is entered after the 10th attempt, you will block your SIM card permanently and will require a new SIM card from your mobile phone provider.
PUK codes can be obtained through the following ways -
The PUK code is in your SIM card documentation Starter Pack.
Contact your mobile phone provider.

Aug 23, 2010 | Cell Phones

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Hey, its asking for my puk code and I don't know it!


PUK stands for Personal Unblocking Key. This is a unique eight digit code specific to your SIM card. This is required when the PIN number to unlock your mobile phone is entered incorrectly 3 times. You are then given 10 attempts to enter your PUK code. If an incorrect PUK code is entered after the 10th attempt, you will block your SIM card permanently and will require a new SIM card from your mobile phone provider.
PUK codes can be obtained through the following ways -
The PUK code is in your SIM card documentation Starter Pack.
Contact your mobile phone provider.

Aug 20, 2010 | Cell Phones

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What is PUK?


hi im josh in phils. try this answer.
PUK is an abbreviation for the phrase personal unlocking key used in GSM mobile phones. Most mobiles offer the feature of personal identification ...
security code unlock the SIM. Blocking occurs when entering the PIN three times mistakenly. These acronyms come Staff Unblocking Code.
Personal Unblocking Key, if the PIN number has been entered incorrectly 3 times the phone will be blocked. ...hope i explained it.

Mar 05, 2009 | Samsung SGH-c417 Cellular Phone

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