how to get your PUK code through SMS.
PUK code which is your personal unlocking key is a code provided for your by your network provider.
this code is in every phone though if you don’t enable it to work, it will be off by default.
in case you mistakenly set your phone to be locked and you forget your PUK code, there are many ways by which you can get your code.
endeavor to read this article till the end as all the informations provided here will be helpful to any body who want to know how to get PUK code through SMS.
there are many ways you can follow in order to get your sim card PUK code.
how to get your sim card PUK code through SMS.
almost all the Telecom companies now have provided a means by which you will follow in order to get your PUC/PUK code.
on this article, we will concentrate More on how to get your PUK code through SMS method for MTN users, Glo users and Airtel users.
in order to get your phone PUK code through SMS, you have to send an SMS to your network service provider through their customer service line USING THE FORMAT BELOW
on the SMS, you need to include the phone number which you need it’s PUK code, your name and other important informations.
sometimes, the whole process is free but some Telecom companies now charges 4 ₦ per SMS, so you need to make sure you have a sufficient airtime balance.
check below as I will be showing you how to get your PUK code through SMS for all network.
how to get MTN PUK code through SMS.
for MTN subscribers, you can easily get your PUK code through SMS by sending an SMS to their approved customer care line that based on PUK code issues.
below are the procedure you need to follow in order to get your MTN PUK code through SMS.
to archive this, dial the code from any MTN number and receive your PUK on the number.
- To retrieve your PUK via USSD, dial *123*7*3# and follow the response.
- You will be asked these questions:
- Mother’s maiden Name
- Frequently Dialled Number 2
- Last Recharge Amount.
- Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
- Frequently dialled Number 1.
once you provide the answer correct, you will receive an SMS showing you your MTN PUK code.
if you’re unable to answer this question correctly, then you have to call MTN customer service team using 180.
open your phone dialler and call this number “180”, they will ask you some questions almost the same thing with the questions above, once you cooperate well with the agent, even if you can’t provide a very accurate answer, they will look for other ways they can follow in order to verify the ownership of the sim.
the agent will send you the PUK code which you will use to unblock your sim card.
this process is for MTN users, other Telecom companies has their own methods, check below to see the procedure to follow in order to get your PUK code for Glo and Airtel subscribers.
how to get your Airtel sim PUK code through SMS.
for Airtel users, below are the procedure to follow in order to get your PUK code through SMS method.
NOTE: you can easily find your PUK code on your sim card pack, this is the easiest way to retrieve your Airtel PUK code.
procedure for getting Airtel PUK code through SMS.
using another Airtel number, you need to type your (locked) mobile number and send it to 121.
Type PUK-Space-11-digit SIM and send it to 121.
example: if Your phone number is 08040000000, below is a sample of how the SMS should look like.
“PUK 08040000000” then send it to 121.
if you didn’t enter a wrong parameter, you
will receive an SMS with your 8- digit unlocking PUK code. Enter the code in your mobile, answer the security queries they may ask you and unlock your Sim card.
you can also call Airtel customer service agent through this line if you couldn’t get your PUK code through SMS “0802 150 0111”, this is the most active Airtel customer care line.
in case you couldn’t get your Airtel PUK code through SMS, call Airtel customer care line and request for your PUK code.
answer their verification queries and they will send to you the PUK code you can use to unblock your Airtel Sim card.
as I have shown you the procedure for Airtel and MTN subscribers, you can check below to see how you can get your PUK code through SMS method for Glo users and other Telecom companies
how to get your Glo PUK code through SMS.
now for Glo users, your own procedure for getting puk code through SMS method is a bit different.
Glo has not role out a number that you have to send SMS to in order to get your PUK code.
the only method you can follow in order to get your PUK code on Glo line is by contacting their customer service agent either through phone call, through email or on their social media handle.
the fastest way among all these is by calling their customer number.
below, I will be showing you all Glo customer service number, all you need to do is, pick any of these numbers and call it when another sim card if your Glo Sim is blocked due to issue of puc code.
the agent will ask you some questions and then provide to you the puk code.
below are the numbers to call.
- +234-805-002-0121 for call or Whatsapp.
- For prepaid lines on Glo: 121
- Other Networks: +2348050020121
- For postpaid lines on Glo: 200
- Other Networks: +2348050020200
- Helplines: 444, and 08070140444.
you can also contact them on Email though this option is not advisable as the reply speed there will be too slow:
once you call any of these numbers, they will request for a verification.
you need to answer their questions correctly and make sure you don’t disconnect the call.
you can write down the numbers of people that you normally calls, the may be the toughest thing they will ask you
easiest method of finding your sim PUK code.
THE easiest way you can follow in order to get your PUK code is by checking your sim card pack. this is the number written on the sim card pack apart from the phone number.
in case you have lost your sim card Pack, the second method is by sending an SMS to your network provider for MTN or Airtel users.
fill free to ask questions below if you have any question concerning how to get your PUK code through SMS.