Are you replacing your old number or want to block your SIM CARD forever? Well, in this post you will learn how to block SIM card permanently using a USSD code.
Here at Elkees Media, we keep on posting mobile tricks including free recharge coupons, free value-added services, free mobile antivirus, free apps, etc and today we have come with a latest mobile trick to block sim card permanently.
What is USSD? USSD stands for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, it is a protocol which is used by GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) cellular telephones to communicate with the service provider.
Dial USSD Code to Block Sim Card Permanently
Look upon below USSD code that will help to block sim card forever. Simply dial this USSD code on that mobile which phone’s SIM card you want to block.
As soon as you enter this USSD code, it will proactively ask you to enter PUK (Personal Unlock Key) code. You must know PUK code of that sim card which you want to block. In case you don’t know PUK, just contact your telecom service operator to get the PUK code.
The above secret code to block sim card is working fine with all major telecom companies in India including AirTel Cellular, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, BSNL, MTNL, Tata Indicom, Reliance, MTS, etc.
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NOTE: Entering wrong PUK code more than 10 times, would block your SIM card permanent and could not be reactivated later on.
Contact Your Telecom Service Provider to Block SIM Card Temporarily
If you want to block sim card on a temporary basis, you may contact your telecom service provider. Simply call to the customer care representative and tell them that you have lost your sim card and want to block incoming and outgoing immediately. After some telephonic verification, they will block your sim card.
You can contact to cellular mobile service providers in India by just calling a toll-free number 198 from any of your GSM/CDMA mobiles. Basically PAN-India number 198 is for registering complaints and requests only.
There is also some limitation of calls made to 198 per day for each telecom operator in India. For more information, please get in touch with your operator.
However blocking sim card through telecom operator may be the easiest way. But what about the above USSD code to block sim card permanently? Is it working for you? I need your feedback to keep the post updated. Please share your comments below.