By ihateyouatt - 18/03/2010 13:30 - United States

Today, I was trying to change my PIN code in order to make my phone more secure and prevent people from getting information from it. Instead, I somehow ended up locking my phone permanently. FML
I agree, your life sucks 13 078
You deserved it 31 079

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I've done that before, it's not something that was in the manual for me. If you call your service provider though they usually give you a code to unlock it again. Just don't try guessing that too otherwise your phone will permanantly lock up and you have to mail it in.

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That's what you get for not reading the manual :P

thn go to the cell store and get it fixed?

i did the same thing once...I had to buy a new one cuz I couldnt unlock it :-/

become a criminal and unlock it !!

The same thing happened to me...it's probably not permantenty locked. You probably fried your SIM card. It's like $30 to get a new one.

I concur with #52 I did the exact same thing. damn samsungs but man are those phones epic. they can sure take a beating!!

Mine got fixed for free. I called the customer service guy and said, "My phone is broken. And Oprah is coming to eat you. If I don't get my phone fixed, I won't be able to order enough cows to satisfy her hunger. Nothing will remain of you." My phone worked before I was able to tell him the model number. Much succes. But he was still eaten. But at least my phone works, right?

@52 not all phones take sim cards. Sprint doesn't for example. The OP should definitely call their service provider to get their phone fixed, and probably should have in the first place so that the representative could walk them through it. FYL OP, it was a simple mistake, but my phone is my lifeline so I feel for you.

I used to work for a wireless company (sprint) this is actually a really easy fix. take the phone to a corporate store with repair technicians and they will unlock it or reset the phone. you may lose your contacts, but if you locked an iPhone it will be backed up on your iTunes.

whatever asshole at the warehouse who thought to put a possibilty to permanently lock your phone is a dick

okay so about everyone here has had that happened to them, it's not a big deal.. but you kimda deserve it for being a dumbass.

yeah, number 52 is right. I've done this before. don't keep trying to guess the code. call the company and they will give it to you. if you failed the code too many times and locked yourself out, it means you fried your sims card and will have to replace it. sorry for your bad luck op:/

heh i did the same thing before

Agreed. I think I've dropped my Reclaim a bajillion times and it still functions within a modicum of normality.

Locking your phone permanently and rendering it a useless paperweight. There's an app for that.

ur a retard for locking it

OP isn't a retard, they're speshul :D also... just hold a strong magnet to the phone, it wipes the SIM card and "resets" it.

77: yeh, because those kinds of decisions are left up to the people in the warehouse.

damn! 52 you fine.

tell me about it. that happened to me with my new phone. annd to top it off, it kept calling 911! ):

FYL. You should read the manual first, and write your password in a paper and keep it in a secure place so that you wouldn't forget your password too. Just in case.

but then the paper will end up getting lost. OP doesn't sound responsible enough for a piece of paper

Then it will be OP's own fault if he lost such an important paper

then she'd have to get another paper to write it down thus cutting another tree and making the world a more f'ed up place than it already is good job op

I did that to my fone too!!! now I'm sad!!! but I gotta new one!!! :D

i no i never could that i guess cause i is one smart c00|{3 when i is ha|{1//9

31 Translation: I know never could that I guess cause I is one smart cookie when I am hacking

I've done that before, it's not something that was in the manual for me. If you call your service provider though they usually give you a code to unlock it again. Just don't try guessing that too otherwise your phone will permanantly lock up and you have to mail it in.

i did that once. just take it to the store. they'll fix it

shitty that happend to me on my old phone :(

YDI , for being an idiot

yes I've done this before with an old phone. I locked my sim card and found out I had to call my provider for an unlock code. then they told me to go buy a new sim card.

#11, really? sim cards are usually free. at least thru AT

Yea I had AT

is AT a new phone service

normally the first one is free. it really depends on the rep you het on the phone. I loved giving out free shit

stupid fml keeps fucking up my comments lol

Here in the UK nearly everyone gives out free SIM cards - O2 have adverts all the time where you text them a code and they send you up to five free SIM cards in the post <3