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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 20:15 Thread Starter
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Bluddy mobile phones.

As we become more reliant on our mobile phones, it's a real pain in the ass when something goes wrong.
Today after using my phone in Portugal and Spain for three months we get on the road only to see a message asking for the SIM code to activate my phone?
It's the original code that came with the SIM about a year ago and easy to remember. 0000. Failed and now I only have two more tries. So I boot up my trusty old laptop which has all my codes in it only to find 0000 is the SIM code for my phone. I try again and another failure. In desperation I try a really old pin that I have used for years and then get the phone blocked.!!


I now have to wait till I get home of contcat Boygues to get the PUK number to be able to use the phone again.
This is just great when your on the road trying to cover 700km. to the next stop at a hotel. Bloody phones.


Is this progress. Don't answer as until I get home I'm buggered. This was great trying to get into the hotel booked online and with a confirmation saved to my phone??


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Oh dear Ray! Hope you're having a nice calming glass of red by now!

Safe journey!
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Thanks Jean.
Had the best meal in a restaurant next to the WORST 'hotel' near Bordeaux.


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Sorry to hear all your troubles , Ray. I am fast coming to the conclusion that we would all be happier without technology. When you see the Spanish pottering around tending their plots of land I think they have got it about right.

On another note do tell about the restaurant as we are heading that way soon.
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Thanks Pat. Still en route at Nantes. Restaurant was Loen a Bruxelles at Pessac just near Bordeaux airport.

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Have you tried turning it off and turning it on again?
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Have you turned it on in France? It may have been a conectivity issue in Portugal/Spain.


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I'm just remembering - don't you use Toggle? Well, you have to Toggle the settings when you change country!

If you can't remember how, ask n I'll check it out.
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Got a bog standard Tesco mobile and its great, big numbers and never lets me down however it often welcomes me to countries we have not been in or got to.It recently welcomed us to Virginia USA, so looking forward to visiting there one day. So my phone gets to more places than I do good job its pay as you go as I would be worried.
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