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Re: Sim card pin

thanks for your help - my sim card is now pin protected
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Re: Sim card pin


@MI5 wrote:
Settings >Security >SIM card lock

Followed that and then on mine it has Enter Pin to use device ...so would that mean every time I use the phone I have to enter the pin? Smiley Embarassed

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I hope I am not going off topic here by advising all mobile users to make a note of the following information and keep it in a safe place for easy retrieval should you ever lose your phone or worse have it stolen:-

 

The PHONE's SERIAL NUMBER - usually available on the paperwork/invoice you get when you buy a phone or inside the battery compartment (if you have a make/model that has an accessible battery);

 

The IMEI number -  This is the International Mobile Equipment Identity number, and you can obtain it by keying in the following sequnce on the dialler -   *#06#    (that is asterix hash zero six hash). If you ,lose your phone or it is stolen phone O2 to report the loss and give them the IMEI - they can then block the phone so that it is unusable even if the "new owner" puts a new SIM card in it.

 

The PUK  code -   PUK stands for Personal Unblocking Key, and it's a code associated with a mobile phone SIM card. If you have entered a SIM lock PIN code incorrectly three times, the SIM card will be blocked and you will need a PUK code to unlock it. 

 

If you have registered for My O2,  the IMEI and PUK code should be available there, or you can contact O2 Customer Services or indeed a Guru on O2 Chat.

 

 

 

Gerry 

     

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Re: Sim card pin

In addition to Gerry's advice I'd suggest you also register your valuables here https://www.immobilise.com/index.php
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Another worthwhile "freebie" is to register all your valued items on :

 

https://www.immobilise.com/index.php

 

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Re: Sim card pin


@Cleoriff wrote:

@MI5 wrote:
Settings >Security >SIM card lock

Followed that and then on mine it has Enter Pin to use device ...so would that mean every time I use the phone I have to enter the pin? Smiley Embarassed


Some phones force you to enter a sim pin everytime you want to make a call whilst some just everytime you turn on the phone.

On the S3 you can also set up a sim change notification so that if someone takes your sim out and puts it in another phone it will send a text (to a nominated number) telling you.....

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Re: Sim card pin


@Beenherebefore wrote:

Another worthwhile "freebie" is to register all your valued items on :

 

https://www.immobilise.com/index.php

 

Edit : Snap !........


LOL

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Re: Sim card pin


@MI5 wrote:

@Cleoriff wrote:

@MI5 wrote:
Settings >Security >SIM card lock

Followed that and then on mine it has Enter Pin to use device ...so would that mean every time I use the phone I have to enter the pin? Smiley Embarassed


Some phones force you to enter a sim pin everytime you want to make a call whilst some just everytime you turn on the phone.

On the S3 you can also set up a sim change notification so that if someone takes your sim out and puts it in another phone it will send a text (to a nominated number) telling you.....


Thanks for that Smiley Wink

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Re: Sim card pin

I hope anyone reading this now sets up sim lock pin. There are ways round it but it makes it very hard to run up a bill before you get the phone and sim blocked.

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Re: Sim card pin

It's a must for any contracts or any PAYG sim's with auto top up enabled.
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