Well, when I switch on my phone it says PUK Blocked and the only option available to do is call an SOS number. Here goes how I lost my SIM. (PS : I don't write this to blow my own trumpet)
I use to own a Motorola Rokr e6 which my dad allows me to buy it when I graduated from High school. I was really happy with it, the sound was great, the color displays were amazing, and you know what? Its all operated in touch screen technology and run on linux based OS. This was a stage much higher than the days I use my W220 phone.
After using my Rokr for more than 7 months, the defects arrive. The touch screen sometimes doesn’t work, and sometimes the phone got switched off by itself. I try to ignore these probs but it prompts me whenever I use my phone.
So, last week I decided to exchange it at The Mobile Store rather than to repair it. I knew how time-consuming it is to give a phone for repairing. I exchange my old phone with a brand new Samsung E250.
I always wanted to know everything inside and outside of my gears. Did I mention before that I’m a Moto-fan and am not use to other phones? If not, I am. So, I decided to check out my phone, the security settings and all stuff. Its totally new for me, especially this Samsung mobiles. Nokia has the most user friendly features, Sony Ericsson has the most mobile cams ever and the sound/displays are fantastic. Motorola, they have all the features mentioned before and the best looks ever :-)
I could activate the mobile tracker successfully and changed the password the night I got my new phone. It’s been one week and I’m afraid I already forgot the password. Damn it….
I am so bored, got nothing to do under this sweating damp April night; I decided to check out my phone again. As always, I went under the settings menu again. Accidentally I push the PIN check button, and I was prompt to enter the password. Confidently I enter the 8 digit password, but it was wrong. I sit up straight and enter the password again which I think is correct, but unfortunately its wrong again!
For the third time, I was asked to enter the password again, now is the time when I enter a different password, and all my efforts were in vain. So, all my pass were incorrect, I was then asked to enter the PUK code. I don’t know what a PUK code is and I thought it will be the same password as the phone. So, I enter the same ten times.
Ten times? Yes, of course. PUK code was asked ten times and all my codes were wrong again. Now guess what I see on the screen - PUK Blocked.
Switch off, battery removed, SIM removed. Put back everything in order, switch it on again – PUK blocked. I was really worried by this time then.
So, I insert my roomie’s SIM into my phone, but everything was OK!! I was really really amazed. Then, I insert my SIM to his phone, and all I could see is “SIM card rejected”.
I am totally blank now. So, I decided to browse what is PUK anyway. This is what I see
What is a PUK code?
If you enter the wrong PIN code 3 times in a row, your mobile phone asks you for your PUK code. The PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) code is used to unblock your mobile phone. If you enter the wrong PUK code 10 times in a row, your SIM card will remain definitively blocked.
Damn it!! Damn it!! I search for better answers. I am using Vodafone. So, I look into more answers. This is what I see on Yahoo Answers.
sally71 says :Vodafone samsung SGH E250v says PUK blocked?
My son is a vodafone PAYT customer and has managed to lock his phone. It just says PUK Blocked and offers a SOS call.
vnethirajan says :
Do not try any PUK other than the one provided by your carrier(operator). If you have the PUK provided by
carrier then you can enter it when prompted., Otherwise call customercare they will be able to provide you the PUK again. Remember entering PUK wrongly, for 10 times will block your SIM, and the SIM will be useless. ur
Boo hoo!! I finally accept that my SIM is DEAD!
I don’t want to change my number frequently. If I have one, I want that to be as long as it can be. Being a prepaid user, my SIM was supposed to be active till August. All my contact list were saved in my SIM. Damn it!! Now I have to collect all my contacts again asap.
I will need your numbers again. Please acknowledge and mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Never ever try to be a gadget-savvy unless and until you are the creator itself. LOL Ka chawh ngawih ngawih!! Learn to walk before you run.