Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a four-digit number used to verify your identity when you use an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), Credit Card, and for telephone services. A PIN unlocks your phone so that only YOU can access your information. If your SIM card is locked with the wrong PIN three times in a row, it will be blocked for security reasons.

what does pin stand for?

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a 4-digit number used to verify your identity when you use an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), Credit Card, and for telephone services. In some instances, you can set your PIN up through your cellular carrier and they will send this information to your phone.

A PIN is required whenever you:

 – Call for telephone assistance from your service provider or cellular carrier;

 – Dial *228 on your handset to have the SIM card reprogrammed;

 – Unlock your SIM card (i.e., putting in your PIN when prompted);

 – Change your Personal Identification Number (PIN) on any of your accounts; and

 – Unlock the SIM card with incorrect PIN three times in a row (called “three attempts”) for security reasons. However, some cellular carriers may allow you to reactivate the SIM card even if you enter an incorrect PIN for the fourth time.

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a 4-digit number used to identify you when you use an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), Credit Card, and telephone services. You can program your phone to enter a PIN after certain number of rings so that only YOU can access your information. If your SIM card is locked with the wrong PIN three times in a row it will be blocked for security reasons.

before you start:

The steps below are specific to a Samsung-branded device, but this should also apply to most other smartphone brands. You can program your phone to enter a PIN after certain number of rings so that only YOU can access your information. If your SIM card is locked with the wrong PIN three times in a row it will be blocked for security reasons.

calling for help:  – Call *228 on your handset to have the SIM card reprogrammed, or;

 – Call your service provider or cellular carrier. For example, you can see the steps below to contact Verizon for help.

dialing for dollars:  – Dial *228 on your handset to have the SIM card reprogrammed, or;

 – Dial *225 (*SIM 225) from your handset. If you don’t know how to dial internationally using an alphanumeric keypad, see this article.

time to change:  – Call your service provider or cellular carrier. For example, you can see the steps below to contact Verizon for help.

time to move on:  – Dial *225 (*SIM 225) from your handset, or;

 – Press and hold any key until a message says the SIM card has been blocked. In this instance, enter your PUK code and press OK to unblock it (see below).

if all else fails:  – Dial *7370# on your handset; or  – Press and hold any key until a message says the SIM card has been blocked. In this instance, enter your PUK code and press OK to unblock it (see below).

getting the big picture:

Setting up a PIN for My Verizon Wireless Account

To prevent unauthorized use of your SIM card, you can set up an access PIN. If you forget this information, call Customer Care at 800-922-0204.

My Verizon Wireless Account PIN

To reset your My Verizon Wireless account PIN, go to www.vzw.com/PIN or call Customer Care at 800-922-0204. You’ll need the actual SIM card in order to change your PIN number – if you’re calling on a device with no SIM card, follow the instructions to request an installation kit.

conclusion:

You will now enter your PIN whenever you use your phone. If you are calling for help, dial *228 on your handset to have the SIM card reprogrammed. If you are changing your PIN, call my Verizon Wireless account or Customer Care at 800-922-0204.

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