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Sim card pin

 

Hello - does anyone know - how to put a pin number lock for the  sim card on  pay monthly contracts - phone user guide says to contact customer service but is there a default sim card number - then can change later- any help - would be great

 

Thanks

 

Martin_Hannah

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Re: Sim card pin

Go into settings and security to set up a pin lock for the sim and the screen unlock pin can also be set up.

Default pin should be 0000 or 6666

Some help here.

http://service.o2.co.uk/IQ/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?New,Kb=Companion,question=ref%28User%29:str%28Mob...

If you tell us the model of phone we can give you a more in-depth guide

Anonymous
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Re: Sim card pin

A very worth while thing to perform too.

You'll find that these settings are in the security part of your phone. As said if you tell us we can advise further.
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Re: Sim card pin


@jonsie wrote:

Go into settings and security to set up a pin lock for the sim and the screen unlock pin can also be set up.

Default pin should be 0000 or 6666

Some help here.

http://service.o2.co.uk/IQ/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?New,Kb=Companion,question=ref%28User%29:str%28Mob...

If you tell us the model of phone we can give you a more in-depth guide


Can I ask a real dumb question here @jonsie Why would you want to have a lock on your sim? Is it in case someone steals your phone and uses the sim elsewhere?

Some of these things aren't immediately obvious to me...Smiley Wink

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Anonymous
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Re: Sim card pin

Hello - yes sorry the phone is a HUAWEI P6

Thanks
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Re: Sim card pin

If someone steals the phone it will stop them using it in a different phone and racking up a big bill. If you have just a screen lock people can sometimes get round it by a factory reset leaving the sim vulnerable to misuse.

Anonymous
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Re: Sim card pin

yes in past had my phone stolen and £100 extra charged to my account - police and vodaphone said my fault as did not lock sim card - want to prevent as much as possible in future
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Re: Sim card pin

Settings >Security >SIM card lock
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Anonymous
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Re: Sim card pin

thank you for you help - got sim card locked now
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Re: Sim card pin

Happy to help Smiley Happy
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)