Saturday, April 24, 2010

IN CASE IF U'R SIM CARD IS LOST.... ?

EVER LOST YOUR SIM CARD? OR
IS U'R PHONE LOST IN THEFT OR MISPLACED?
EVER DOUBTED WHAT HAVE TO BE DONE?

YES, this post is dedicated to those ppl who are confused with the next step to be taken and also some tips from my side!

First of all loosing a SIM is very disgusting and now-a-days it also  possess a potential threat too, incase if u lost sim what will you do immediately?

HERE ARE A FEW STEPS
1)FIRST of all keep u'r mobile safe ,so that it don't get lost!
2)NEXT note down u'r SIM NO which is on the back of the sim printed on it and keep it safe, so that you may  require  it in future.(some times operators ask for providing PUK number)
3)ALSO THE LAST AND IMPORTANT THING IS TO

ENABLE SIM PIN FEATURE , WHICH GIVES THE HIGHEST SECURITY , EVEN WHEN SIM  IS LOST .
BY Enabling SIM PIN ON Feature U can Avail the following :
1)RISK FREE /TENSION FREE EVEN IF SIM IS LOST
2)CONTACTS CANNOT BE STOLEN IF SIM IS LOST
3)EVERY TIME WHEN YOU SWITCH ON YOUR MOBILE , YOU NEED TO ENTER THE SECRET PIN, SO THAT NO ONE ACCESS IT!
4)EVEN IF SIM GETS LOST/STOLEN U'R BALANCE WILL REMAIN SAME
5)NO ONE CAN MAKE ILLEGAL CALLS FROM IT.

SOUNDS INTERESTING?
So come on... activate it....
Wait... u need to know the Default PIN set by the company ... This PIN NUMBER IS SOMETHING RELATED TO THE SIM AND NOT TO THE PHONE SO THAT U'R HANDSET MANUFACTURER CAN'T DO ANYTHING REGARDING THIS ISSUE!
U NEED TO CHECK U'R DEFAULT PIN WITH U'R OPERATOR.
IT WILL BE GENERALLY
0000 OR 1234 , PLZ CONFIRM IT ONCE!

TO CHANGE IT, ENTER THE DEFAULT PIN AND THEN TYPE U'R PIN FOR A COUPLE OF TIMES TO CONFIRM IT AND ENABLE THE SIM PIN CHECK FEATURE ON!
Thats it, "YOU NOW HAVE THE MOST STRONG PROTECTION FOR U'R SIM CARD".

NOTE:
1)IF ENTERED WRONG PIN 3 TIMES IT WILL BLOCK U'R SIM TEMPORARILY
2)TO UNLOCK IT U NEED TO GET PUK NUMBER FROM U'R NETWORK AND ENTER IT , WHEN ASKED TO ENTER PUK.
1)ENTER PUK
2)THEN ENTER THE NEW PIN( YOUR OWN) AND CONFIRM IT TWICE!
3)IF PUK IS ENTERED 8 (check with your network provider and confirm)TIMES WRONGLY U NEED TO GET A NEW SIM !SO TAKE CARE WHILE HANDLING THIS!


Also some ppl might also complain regarding the loss of phone , so that no one can use it further ?
if u'r one among them continue reading....

1)THERE WILL BE AN IMEI NUMBER FOR EVERY PHONE.
IF U DON'T  HAVE NOTED IT TILL NOW, NOTE IT DOWN BY ENTERING THE CODE
           *#06# ON U'R MOBILE AND SAVE IT.
2) IF U'R READING THIS AFTER U'R MOBILE IS LOST/STOLEN just take the IMEI number from the phone packing box,It will be written on the box,(serial number)u can get the IMEI number from that.
2)CALL ANY OF THE NETWORK OPERATOR INFORM THEM ABOUT THE LOSS/STOLEN PHONE AND GIVE THEM U'R DETAILS INCLUDING THE IMEI NUMBER AND THATS IT , THE REST OF THE PROCEDURE THEY TAKE CARE, THEY WILL INCLUDE THE IMEI number in a common shared database of all the operators and block it, so that  the person who gets the mobile and tries to use it by inserting his own sim card fails, coz the sim rejects the IMEI number of the phone!
HENCE U CAN STOP STEALING PHONES TO SOME EXTENT!

NOTE:
(THE ABOVE PROCEDURE WORKED TILL SOME TIME BEFORE, but now the system is changed, u need to COMPLAIN IN A NEAR BY POLICE STATION, FILE A COMPLAIN AND ALONG WITH THE XEROX OF THE FIR , U NEED TO SUBMIT THE COMPLAIN IN YOUR CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTRE OF YOUR NETWORK to stop someone from using u'r mobile)


TO THE PPL WHO NEED THE SAME NUMBER/SIM IN CASE IF IT IS LOST:
1)Ssome ppl might need the same number they are using and incase if it is lost?
Don't panic if u have taken all the above security measures!

just walk into the  CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTRE  of u'r sim card and inform them the same and submit them the same proofs that are used for taking the SIM on the very first tym and thats it, they give u a new sim with the same number!
But the BAD thing is that they cost you 100 Rupees for that (which might cost more than the sim card price with which u purchased it before, carry on if u don't have any other option available)
Also u get the SAME BALANCE AND TARIFF /VALIDITY AS OF THE PREVIOUS SIM.
(IN SHORT SAME TARIFF, ONLY DIFFERENT SIM)

(As SIM will be along with phone, if this case too you should provide with xerox copy of FIR to get a new SIM with same old number)


IN CASE OF DAMAGED SIM:
If u'r SIM  is damaged , most probably there will be no need of FIR , as u have the proof of u'r sim with you(you need to take u'r damaged  sim along with u too).
It may be cracked , broken or it may be in good condition but doesn't work , u can have a replacement of the sim for a new sim by paying them 100Rupees with the proofs required!

NOTE :
incase of a DAMAGED SIM, CONTACTS /MESSAGES CANNOT BE RETRIEVED BACK!           (NO DATA BACKUP POSSIBLE)

IF U'R NOT THE ABOVE KIND OF PERSON .
HAVE U TAKEN THE ABOVE SECURITY TIPS?
Then be kewl and njoy with a new number!


But if u have not taken any of the security tips, just contact care ppl and inform about the loss of sim card,so that they may block the number without any unauthorised use of u'r number besides security threat tooo!
(some rules imply here in this case too)

HaPpY SiM CaRiNg!

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