Are you looking for tips on how to unblock a Telkom SIM card in South Africa? Can you do it even if you do not have a PUK number? Those are questions that we have been getting a lot from people. Your Telkom SIM card will have a PIN when you buy it. PIN stands for Personal Identification Number. It’s one of the levels of protection that people have on their phones. However, if you fail to enter the correct PIN more than 3 times, your SIM will be locked. So, how do you unlock it?
How to unlock a Telkom SIM
The following is how to unblock a Telkom SIM card;
- You need to get the PUK number for your Telkom SIM. You can get it from the Starter pack that you got when you bought the SIM. You can also dial 081 180 to get your Telkom PUK. It’s also possible to chat with Telkom to get your PUK. You can do so either on their online chat portal or on Twitter.
- Once you have obtained your PUK, you should be able to log into your SIM without trouble. You may also wish to change the PIN on your Telkom SIM to one that you will be able to remember in the future.
Can you unlock your Telkom SIM without the PUK?
That’s how to unblock a Telkom mobile South Africa SIM card. But can you do this without the PUK? In most instances, people will have lost their SIM starter packs. What do you do in that case? Does it mean you will be locked from your SIM forever?
We have done some research and we have discovered a lot of articles from people purporting to be able to unlock Telkom mobile SIM cards without the PUK. However, we are yet to find one method that works. There are also many websites out there that claim to have unlock codes. They are probably just after your money.
The best thing to do is to always have your PUK somewhere safe. You may also wish to keep your SIM starter pack for easier reference in the future.