SIM card lock for security

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  1. curious_george

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    Is there a way to lock the SIM card so that it can't be used in a different phone? I am heading outside the US for a few days and was concerned about the phone being stolen and someone popping the SIM card into a different phone and running up a big bill.

    I see there is a SIM lock option under security but not sure what it does.

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    If you are seriously concerned about that you can take the sim card out and buy another when you get to your destination. Buy it for a local cellular provider and you can use their network and not get any roaming charges. You should be able to find them at airports.
     
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    If you go into Settings>Security there is a feature to password protect the SIM.
     
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    Does the security feature prevent someone from inserting a new SIM as opposed to preventing someone from using the existing SIM in a new phone?
     
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    from what I have tried.. you would have to enter a pin every time....
     
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    I didn't follow that. Do you mean that the SIM lock feature would require someone to enter a PIN to use that SIM in a different phone?
     
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