Everyone ignores the PUK code when they have bought it. However, once your SIM card is locked, and you’ve tried 3 unsuccessful attempts, your SIM card gets blocked and can be unblocked only through PUK Code, and in this article, you will know 3 Ways To Get A PUK Code Without Calling Customer Service.
While, it’s simple to call and get PUK Code, but you will be surprised to know that it is written on your SIM Packaging!
If you take too care of things, you probably placed them in someplace in your house, think of it.
Anyways, let us first understand what is PUK Code, and how you locked your SIM Card.
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What is PUK Code?
The Personal Unlocking Key/code is known as PUK code, this is a unique code for every SIM card.
The feature is useful in locking your personal information available on SIM Card, contact list, banking related, etc. So, in some serious cases, you can lock it.
But Now unlocking contains its own terms.
Like. If you type in the incorrect PIN more than three times the SIM will be locked automatically. This means your SIM Card is locked with PUK.
And now you need to enter your PUK code to unblock your SIM, you’ve tried more than 10i times, your SIM can be permanently blocked, so don’t try to guess the code.
By the way, many times default pin is – 0000 or 1234, that’s easy, but different carriers may have different pins.
Of course, This is the one way and straightforward method to get your PUK Code is to call the corresponding customer service from your other phone or other mobile and directly ask them.
On the other hand, If you don’t want to contact customer service/technical support regarding PUK Code details then you can follow the below ideas:-
Tricks For How To Get PUK Code Without Calling Customer Service?
PUK Code is Written on SIM Packaging
When you purchased your SIM card, you have got few things, a plastic package, credit card type plastic thing in SIM Card is placed.
These are some of the things where PUK & PIN are generally written on.
Look around these things, the PIN is of 4 digits and PUK is of 8 digits.
If you still can’t see the PUK Code, you need to scratch it. In that things look for a scratchable line, you need to scratch it, to get PUK Code.
For your information, you should not scratch it with your nails. Use any coin, keys, or any needle or any metal to scratch it.
Log in to the Mobile Carrier’s Website To Get A PUK Code Without Need To Call Customer Care
Another great option to get rid of that long calls, talking to an automated device. Nowadays, most mobile carriers offer online services to their users.
Get a PUK Code from your carrier’s website-
1) Log in to your carrier website, if you don’t know what’s the address of the website, enter the name of the service provider + website on google.
2) You need to log in or create an account on that website.
3) Now search for the PUK Code on the website.
4) Since every website has a different interface, go to help and type where is my PUK code, or go to FAQ to find.
5) Last, if you find your PUK Code enter it!
As you know, these things vary from carrier to carrier.
I have been listing some of the popular service providers in the US, & their websites
1) Verizon – https://www.verizon.com/
2) Xfinity Internet – Xfinity login
3) AT&T – https://www.att.com/internet/
4) Spectrum – https://www.spectrum.com/
You can search your own service provider website, by putting its name on google.
Get the PUK Code by Going to Retailers
You can go to the physical store of your SIM Provider, and ask them for a PUK Code.
This is also a good alternative to calling customer service. You just need to bring your ID Proof with you, your locked SIM, and sometimes an unlocked phone for OTPs.
Locate that physical store on the map and let’s go!
That’s it for today’s article, you can always call customer service if the following things won’t work. Comment down if you have any queries, we would love to interact!