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Hi if you've locked your phone through entering an incorrect pin number 3 times then you need a Puk code, Ring your service provider and they will give you the FREE Puk code.....
If you lock your phone again some time in the future and you're still with the same service provider you can use that same Puk code.. CHEERS..
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Let me give you a little background and then some solutions. This is generic because I don't know your carrier. I'm using ATT as an example.
Phones are naturally unlocked, but a service provider might lock them
When originally manufactured, all GSM cell phones are unlocked. That is, they can be used with any SIM from any cellphone service provider - always assuming, of course, that the cellphone service provider has compatible GSM service on the same frequency bands that the phone can operate on.
Most cell phone service providers electronically 'lock' the phone so that it can only be used with their service. There are obvious reasons why they choose to do this - in particular, to force you to pay what are usually very high roaming charges when you take your phone out of their network and use it elsewhere in the world.
Fortunately, this locking is reversible. With some phones, it is possible to simply enter an unlocking password code into the phone and it is immediately then unlocked. Other phones need to be connected up to a special unlocking data terminal.
Your phone has to be unlocked by the carrier. LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and most of their ilk, will not give consumers the unlock codes but don't despair.
A PUK (PIN Unlock Key) code is required to unlock SIM cards that have become locked following three successive incorrect PIN entries. If your SIM card becomes locked, you will need to get a PUK code from your carrier. For example, if you have AT&T to unlock your SIM card, you can obtain your phone's PUK code from AT&T by:
? logging in to your my wireless Account online ? using their Technical Support Chat ? calling Customer Care at 1-800-331-0500
To get your phone's PUK code online from ATT:
? Log in to your my wireless Account. ? Select My Services under My Account. ? From the My Services screen, select My Phone/Device. ? Select Unblock SIM Card. ? The Unblock SIM screen will display your PUK code.
Once you receive your PUK code, you will need to enter it into your phone to set a new PIN code.
Note: If you enter the wrong ATT PUK code 10 times in a row, your SIM card will be invalidated, and you will need to purchase a new SIM Card. The phone will display the following error: "PUK blocked call operator."
There are three other ways to unlock a phone:
? The carrier will unlock the phone for you at one of its retail outlets; ? You can do it yourself by clicking on this link Free Unlock Codes , ? Pay $3.89 at the following website: www.theunlockshack.com/. I have absolutely no affiliation or relationship with The Unlock Shack or its principals.
I trust that this is helpful and solves your problem. All the best
if you forget your phone lock password so don't panic. first type wrong password more time (maybe cellphone allow wrong pass 12 time) so your cellphone goes sim card lock and ask about PUK number so call your service provider customer care and ask about your PUK than enter PUK in your cellphone and type new password. thats it
A PUK blocked message pops up after one enters the wrong PUK code 7 or 10 times in a row, depending on the service provider. A PUK code is required only after one blocks the SIM PIN code.
Many times, it may so happen that you block your PIN code. You will need to call
the customer care of the service provider of your cell phone for the PUK code or refer the
SIM certificates for the PUK code. If you enter the wrong PUK code 7 to
10 times in succession, it will lead to PUK blocked. After entering the
wrong PUK code 10 times in a row, the SIM card becomes permanently
invalid or locked. The only solution is to purchase a new SIM card.
PUK blocked requires you to get a new SIM card. It does not matter whether you use a Nokia Cell Phone, LG Cellphone, Motorola Cell Phone, Samsung or Sony Ericsson
handset. The handset is not the one that's deactivated, but its the SIM
card that gets blocked. So, contact your network store for further help
and getting yourself a new SIM card (new phone number). I hope this
article on PUK blocked on cell phone has helped you find the solution to
your phone problems.
You PUK code is provided by your cellphone company, and if you need to unlock the PUK code it will be in the phone application where you will need to put it, just like if you were dialing a phone number