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Anonymous
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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem

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Well if that is the case then o2 can deal with that side of things as this was not our error. We asked for a code, they gave it and it just comes up code unsuccesful. It doesn't say anything about the phone being frozen it just says on startup:

 

"SIM network PIN blocked. Enter SIM network PUK"

 

Which I then enter the 8 digit code o2 provide me with "twice" and it gives a return of:

 

"Network unlock request unsuccesful".

 

 

I also just spoke to Samsung regarding the MCK (defreeze) code and they say that the network provider (o2) has this.

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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem

If it's asking for a PUK, you can get this under device details in your MyO2 http://www.o2.co.uk/myo2
A PUK is different and is sim related not phone related.
An unlocking code is usually more than 8 digits too.
If the sim is locked because of too many failed attempts, you need a new sim card from O2, unless it's not an O2 sim you have in the phone when you get this message, in which case, contact the network whose sim it is for the PUK or replacement sim.
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Anonymous
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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem

1. I don't have a Device Details because my contract is cancelled I think, all I can see is a Disconnected Bill
2. o2 told me PAC is for switching number over and PUK is for unlocking phone to make it network free.

I have tried my partners working Three sim in the phone and it comes up the same error. I also tried my three sim in his phone and it works fine so it is definetly the phone that is the problem not the sim card.
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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem

No, a PUK does not unlock a phone, it unlocks a sim.
If you have entered a PUK it explains why it's locked out and why it will now never be unlocked.
Use the email evidence you have of this error by O2 to complain with and get your phone replaced as you have been given wrong info which has knackered your phone completely.
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Anonymous
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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem

I have sent an email to them stating all of this. The email I got basically gave you step by step for "unlatching" the network to allow other sims to work.

I spoke to a local mobile shop who quoted me £20 to unlock the phone and would take 30mins so I will probably just do that and make o2 foot the bill, or if possible then replace the phone.
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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem


@Anonymous wrote:
I have sent an email to them stating all of this. The email I got basically gave you step by step for "unlatching" the network to allow other sims to work.

Then they wouldn't have given you a PUK:

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/phones-sims-and-devices/unblock-your-phone

Unlocking:

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/phones-sims-and-devices/unlocking-an-o2-mobile-to-use-on-a-different-network

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Anonymous
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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem

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I went onto that link and put my number in and it gave me a different number to the emails. I tried that but again got the same message.

 

I went onto LIVE CHAT there and another adviser told me something completely different again. They said I need to contact THREE and get a PUK code from them.

 

Surely thats wrong and its the o2 phone thats causing the issue not the three sim.

 

 

UPDATE: Spoke to Three and he gave me a PUK for my sim but assured me the phone was locked to o2 and only they could unlock it. Again that is two companies telling me it is o2. He stated ask them to "manually" unlock the phone for you.

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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem

It won't matter what number you enter now as the phone is hard locked after so many failed attempts.
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Anonymous
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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem

That is where the MCK code comes into play. Apparently that resets it according to Samsung so you can enter the code again. I have checked and this seems to be the case but o2 dont seem "educated" enough to help me on the matter.

Will try live chat... AGAIN
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Re: Network SIM Unlock Code Problem

I wouldn't hold out any hope for live chat knowing.
Have you asked Samsung?
Call 0330 SAMSUNG (726 7864).
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