On Motorola phones, the lock code you are talking about is the last four digits of your phone number by default, unless it has been changed along the way. Also, it could possibly (though rare) be the last four digits of the phone's MSID - (Mobile Stationary Identification Number)- which is the actual number that ties you with your service provider and in turn belongs to the phone company and will be repeatedly reassigned to other customers if you terminate your service with them. The phone number that your friends dial to reach you is your CTN (Cellular Telephone Number) which, for all intensive purposes, belongs to you and can - if proper procedures are followed - travel with you from carrier to carrier (via Wireless Number Portability); that's how you are able to repeatedly switch carriers and keep your same phone number. If the last four of your cell phone number doesn't work; your code has been changed or it is the last four of the MSID which can be found in the programming screen of your phone. You may find directions on how to get to this screen by searching it online; however this is NOT recommended as it can cause major problems with your phone's functionality and ability to communicate with the network if any changes are unwittingly made. Your best bet is to contact your provider's tech support dept. who usually can walk you through unlocking your phone (always call tech support from a different phone for troubleshooting!), or take the phone into one of the provider's stores or in some cases, a dedicated repair center. I hope this information helps and you find it beneficial for your situation. MeeZan [email protected]
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