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Dear Sir,

Kindly provide your Idea cellular number for further assistance. You can also get in touch with our Customer care centre - details updated on Idea website. www.ideacellular.com.

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Idea cellular

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My sim is blocked and asking for a PUK code no. please help me out my idea no. is 9889368581


PUK stands for Personal Unblocking Key. This is a uniqueeight-digit code specific to your SIM card. This is required when the PIN numberto unlock your mobile phone is entered incorrectly 3 times. You are then given10 attempts to enter your PUK code. If an incorrect PUK code is entered afterthe 10th attempt, you will block your SIM card permanently and will require anew 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 themyour account details and they have confirmed your identity.

Jul 01, 2011 | Cell Phones

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HAI SIR I AM NAGESWARA RAO 9848952263 my phone is blocked and idea subscriber...Hi PUK code is called as PERSONNAL UNBLOCKING KEY. Your phone will ask for PUK code when you entered the PIN code wrongly...


Hi rams1989ind ,

All you need to do , is contact your Idea helpline , go through a security check of your personal identity and ask them for the PUK number and they should give it to you.

In case they are unable to give it to you on the phone then you can visit the nearest idea gallery and get the PUK number.

Remember Entering PUK number incorrectly for multiple times, will eventually get your sim blocked and then you will need to buy a new sim card.

Hope this helps...:) Your feedback would be appreciated.

May 19, 2011 | Cameras

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My phone displays Enter PUK . I don't know what that is.


There is a PIN locking system to lock your phone to avoid un-authorised access by others. This can be a good idea but if its entered wrong more than three times, it 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.
PUK code is a SIM specific code assigned by your service provider. No way you can guess & enter it. So, when it asks for the PUK code, don't do anything, get the PUK code from your service provider. Jus call the customer care and he/she will lead you through a series of questions ( regarding the details like your email address, recent billing info, recent msgs sent ) and once you get them all correct, they will give you the PUK code.

Good luck.

May 03, 2011 | Cell Phones

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My idea 8959240678 sim is blocked so send me my puk code number


At the time when you enter a wrong pin number three times the phone asks you for a PUK number. The PUK code is generally eight digit number This PUK number is an unlocking code which helps you to unlock the phone and use it. If you enter a wrong PUK number 10 times than you simcard gets rejected. Then you will have to buy a new simcard. It might happen that your phone might ask you for PUK2 after you enter your PUK number. You can find the PUK code is in your SIM card documentation Starter Pack. If you do not have this then contact your phone service provider. Your cell phone service provider can give you the PUK code once they have confirmed your identity to prevent any stolen SIM access.

Mar 08, 2011 | Cell Phones

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Well i went on my phone and typed in my pin then it came up with puk and i have no idea what a puk is or what the code is please help x


Few people use PIN locking system to lock their phone to avoid un-authorised access. Though this is a good option. 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.

PUK code is a SIM specific code assigned by your service provider. No way you can guess & enter it. So, when it asks for the PUK code, don't do anything, get the PUK code from your service provider(Of which company your sim is).
Just call cutomer care and ask your pin. He will ask you the name of sim holder and sim no printed over the sim, be ready with this data before calling cutomer care.

Dec 22, 2010 | Cell Phones

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My sim is blocked only says puk blocked contact operator so wt should i do. so plz suggest me any idea


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.

when you get a new sim card you should get the PUK code for that sim card so if you do go for a new sim card then keep this number handy in case you ever need the PUK code again.

The PUK code is assigned to every single sim cad made and every single sim card has its own unique code that can only be found through your service provider so if they give you the PUK code for the sim card thats asking then remember this code will only work with that sim card and no other.

from what i can remember you get 10 chances of getting the PUK right before the sim card gets locked and once the seim card is locked it can never be unlocked so its not wort trying to guess the code as its a random 8 or 11 digit number so guessing the correct code would be harder than winning the lottery.

May 23, 2010 | Nokia 9300 Smartphone

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Entered wrong code pin blocked cant find PUK code


Hi, 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.

PUK code is a SIM specific code assigned by your service provider. No way you can guess & enter it. So, when it asks for the PUK code, don’t do anything, get the PUK code from your service provider.

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. Questions might include your billing address, email ID, numbers you recently called or messaged etc. They might even ask you number printed on the SIM card, so be prepared with all details before calling them. Once you get the PUK code, enter it into the phone & your phone will return to normal.

Good luck!!!

Sep 15, 2009 | Nokia 5310 Cellular Phone

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Mine and my sis phone`s sim is blocked


if you enter the wrong pin code for 3 times your sim will get blocked ...
it will ask for the puk code ...
then you must call to the customer care of your network provider and you must tell them that your pin got blocked you want the puk code ...
they may ask for the details of your sim card be sure to tell it ..

then they will provide the puk code note it down and enter into it ..
your sim will get unlocked...

note :
if you enter the wrong puk code for more than 3 or 10 times the sim will get fully blocked if then you must contact to network provider shoppe....

Aug 03, 2009 | Nokia 6600

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Nokia mobile phone PUK code


PUK code is provided when you purchase the sim card. Try to look for any paper works that came with your phone.

Your other option is to purchase a new sim card.

Oct 12, 2008 | Nokia 2630 Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Black

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Idea sim blocked


if u entered wrong 10 times your sim will rejected
u can call customer care and get ur puk code

Mar 14, 2008 | Nokia 1100

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