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Rod Whitby rod at whitby.id.au
Mon Aug 6 05:35:44 CEST 2007

Eric Johnson wrote:
> Rod Whitby wrote:
>> This is not the case.  I personally have a SIM card with *no* PIN on it.
>>  I could set a PIN on it if I chose to, but for that card I choose not
>> to.
> Actually, there is always a PIN on the SIM it's just that in your case
> it has been disabled -- this is standard for some operators. To
> re-enable it you need to know the PIN or the PUK.

Yes, you are absolutely correct.  I should have said that I have a SIM
card with a disabled PIN, and that I could enable it if I chose to.

> Nonetheless, your point is correct that one cannot assume the PIN is
> activated on first boot.
> Eric

A disabled PIN on the SIM card will indeed be a common case.

-- Rod

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