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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

 

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Martin_Hannah

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jonsie
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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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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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@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...:smileywink:

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Hello - yes sorry the phone is a HUAWEI P6

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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.

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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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thank you for you help - got sim card locked now

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