I called Consumer Cellular (hereafter CC) to get the SIM card number and PUK number since they didn't provide it when I signed up.
The phone must be set now with SIM PIN off, since I once
turned the phone off and didn't have to enter anything to turn it back on - except my 6 digit passcode which I set myself.
The SIM number CC gave me is the 20 digit ICCID number that I already had.
Is that really the number that those of you use to unlock your phone each time you turn it off and turn it back on again if you have the SIM lock set - a 20 digit number??? How do you remember it? I do not use any of those storage thingies that keep Passwords encoded for us.
CC also gave me the PUK number - but they gave me two options:
Try the first (the customer service person said) and if that doesn't work, try the second.
When I questioned them, they explained this 2 number conundrum as being the result of their being a MVNO working off of AT&T.
I'm not thrilled with this 2 number optional thing and don't want to get locked out.
Does all of this sound right?
I read https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201529
but not sure it helped.
Do you all use a SIM PIN and is it 20 digits long?
Right now I'm assuming
that the setting for SIM PIN is off
since I didn't have to put in anything to turn on the phone. (I called the iPhone help number and asked how long a SIM PIN is, the girl there told me - it's a long number. Yet, I read online that (say) Verizon or AT&T have 4 digit default SIM PINs - so I'm a bit puzzled - what's new?)