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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.

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If you have any mobile phone witch is asking for a puk code then all you need to do is contact your service provider as they hold the puk code for your sim card.
The PUK code is the lock code for the sim card and not the security code for the phone so if your phone is asking for the puk code then this means the wrong security code has been entered more than 5 times and then the sim card has been locked to protect all your information just in case the phone has been stolen.

Usually the puk code comes with the pack the sim card came in so if you still have this then check this for your puk code as its usually written on the card the sim card was attatched to.

If how ever you dont have this card then all you need to do is contact your service provider and give them your number and then they will ask you for some basic details such as name addrs etc just to confirm who you are. They will then provide you with you own unique puk code witch will then unlock your sim card, so write this code down in case you ever need it in the future. Your service provider dont charge for this service.

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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.
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Hi if your phone is asking for the PUK code then what this means is its not a security code for the phone its the security code for the sim card, to solve this problem you have a couple of options.

if you need to use the sim card that is asking for the PUK code then all you need to do is call your service provider and tell them you need the PUK code they will then ask you for either the phone number for that sim card or they will ask for the number written on the sim card itself, they wont charge for giving you this code and will give it you over the phone. the code is between 8 and 12 digits long so dint try guessing as you only get 10 chances then the sim is blocked and can no longer be used.
so give your service provider a call and they will give you the PUK code for free over the phone.

now the other option you have is this, if you dont need to use that sim card that is asking for the PUK code then all you need to do is get a new sim card that is accepted by the phone if your phone takes any network then use any network you prefer to use if its locked to one network then you need to get a sim card the same as the network your phone accepts such as the one asking for the PUK code, when you get a new sim card you are given the PUK code written on the card the sim card is stuck to, so getting a new sim card will also solve your problem.

its up to you what you do but both ways will solve your problem, the cheapest would be to give your service provider a call and unlock the sim thats asking for the code.

Most network providers give sim cards away so if you want to get a new sim card have a look around and see if you can get one for free.

let me know how you get on ok


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I am a user of Reliance CDMA , the SIM has been locked and its asking for the PUK Code.. What is the PUK Code?


A PUK code is a "Pin unlock code" it is used in mobile phones. This code unlocks the SIM card to allow access to your mobile phone. If you enter this code incorrectly several times, then the SIM card will be locked permanently and you will need to purchase another SIM card from your mobile phone provider.
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if your phone is asking for the PUK code then this is the code for the sim card if it lets you enter a code then all you need to do is contact your service provider and give ask them for the PUK code, they will give you this for free over the phone.

if how ever you have entered the PUK code wrong a certain amount of times then this will block the sim card and it will mean that this sim card can no longer be used, so if your phone is asking for the PUK code then call your service provider and ask them for the code, this will then allow you to use that sim card.

if the PUK code is blocked and can no longer be used then your only other option would be to get another sim card for the phone that is for the network your phone can use if the sim card thats asking for the PUK code is say from vodafone then you need to get another vodafone sim card that is unless you phone has been duel banded and can use any network.

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