06-07-2018 07:06 PM - last edited 06-07-2018 07:20 PM
I recently purchased a Galaxy S9 phone here in Europe from a tech shop and my original SIM card was issued by T-Mobile using their SIM card for quite a while now even with previous phones in the past. I even emailed the Tech shop and asked them numerous times if the phone is Unlocked or not, and they said Yes, its Unlocked.
I had been using the same SIM card from T-Mobile when I was using my iPhone in the past.
Now when I first powered up the Galaxy S9 after inserting my original issued carrier's SIM card, how come it still ask me to enter my SIM PIN to unlock the SIM card even though this phone is Unlocked?
I remember setting a SIM PIN code and even changing the SIM PIN code when it was in my iPhone.
So even though my Galaxy S9 phone is Unlocked and I set a SIM PIN previously when the SIM card was in my previous phone, it would still prompt me to enter my SIM PIN to unlock the SIM card on this Galaxy S9 phone?
Maybe I am confusing this with Network Lock as opposed to SIM Lock.
06-07-2018 08:08 PM in
06-07-2018 08:23 PM - last edited 06-07-2018 08:44 PM
There was no previous owner of the S9, I bought it new.
1. I purchased the S9, brand new Unlocked.
2. Inserted my SIM card from my iPhone
3. Powered ON my S9, and it asked for the SIM PIN which was set from the iPhone and entered it.
4. S9 phone works properly.
Is this normal for a phone even if it is an Unlocked version to still prompt me for the same SIM PIN code even if it was used previously in my iPhone?
06-07-2018 08:44 PM in