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    What's a PUK code?

    Can anybody tell me what "PUK" stands for, and what a PUK code actually is? I e-mailed cingular once because i accidently locked the sim, and i needed one of these codes. They e-mailed me back with the PUK 1 and the PUK 2. What is the difference?? and what are they? i got the problem resolved, but i noticed that the cingular e-mail was in my inbox and im still scratching my head as to what the heck it all means...

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    It stands for PIN Unblocking and is to unlock/change your SIM's PIN when you enable the SIM's PIN.

    PUK1 is required to change the SIM's PIN.

    PUK2 is required to change a blocked PIN2 code when you enable Fixed Dialing or a phone/SIM feature that requires a PIN2 code.

    Next time read the manual as it is explained in it.

    Edit: Actually the Moto V551 manual doesn't explain it enough, I had to look in the Nokia 6230b manual for more clarification.
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    You're going to have to call Cingular to get your PUK code. (Why they don't give you this code when you buy a SIM is retarded IMO)

    And on a side note: Motorola Manuals are seriously about worthless. They only go over they very BASIC operation of the phone and doesn't explain ****.
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    Red face you can also have it done at a cingular store

    in a company based cingular store they can look up the PUK code...if they know how to....I do but that doesn't help you much

    next time don't play with your sim card..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GldRush98
    You're going to have to call Cingular to get your PUK code. (Why they don't give you this code when you buy a SIM is retarded IMO)
    Because the PUK code changes. So they can give it to you, but it will be worthless after a while. I think it only lasts a month or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelahk26f
    in a company based cingular store they can look up the PUK code...if they know how to....I do but that doesn't help you much

    next time don't play with your sim card..
    Atleast they quit before they completely locked up the card all together. I have had people lock themselves out of the card alltogether and had to buy a new sim. Kinda funny cause i have no idea where they got the idea to try and punch in a code that they have no clue what it is or where to find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDScott302
    Atleast they quit before they completely locked up the card all together. I have had people lock themselves out of the card alltogether and had to buy a new sim. Kinda funny cause i have no idea where they got the idea to try and punch in a code that they have no clue what it is or where to find it.
    Yeah! Then they call in telling you that they just powered off then on the cell phone and it said sim disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelahk26f
    in a company based cingular store they can look up the PUK code...if they know how to....I do but that doesn't help you much

    next time don't play with your sim card..
    its not hard to find just go to change equipment and it shows the puk code next to the iccid

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    Mine has been the same for the last three years (since I first switched to GSM).

    Quote Originally Posted by bobolito
    Because the PUK code changes. So they can give it to you, but it will be worthless after a while. I think it only lasts a month or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobolito
    Because the PUK code changes. So they can give it to you, but it will be worthless after a while. I think it only lasts a month or two.
    Where did you learn this? I'm fairly certain it isn't correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobolito
    Because the PUK code changes. So they can give it to you, but it will be worthless after a while. I think it only lasts a month or two.

    I'm pretty sure you're wrong on this because in Europe they give you the PUK code with the sim card. Most SIM cards there come locked already so that you have to type a pin everytime you power on the phone.

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    Cingular told me it changes. I had to call to get the PUK code on two different occasions for the same SIM card and it was different. I guess in Europe they don't change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobolito
    Cingular told me it changes. I had to call to get the PUK code on two different occasions for the same SIM card and it was different. I guess in Europe they don't change it.
    Weird...mines been the same for both of my SIM cards. I just write it down and I have even tested it before by getting the PUK Code Requirement on and entering it to see it. Now I write all my PUK codes on the back of my SIM Card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aznnerdwannabe
    Weird...mines been the same for both of my SIM cards. I just write it down and I have even tested it before by getting the PUK Code Requirement on and entering it to see it. Now I write all my PUK codes on the back of my SIM Card.
    Just requested mine. Was told that it`s good for that sim only, no time limit.

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    Now I write all my PUK codes on the back of my SIM Card.
    You know this defeats the whole purpose of having a PIN on the card in the first place, right?

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