Is the SIM network unlock PIN the same as an unlock code?
In a nutshell—yes! Your SIM network unlock PIN is a unique numerical code that can release your handset from being locked to a single network. This is commonly referred to as an ‘unlock code’, or ‘network unlock code’.
However it is referred to the end result of using one is the same. Once used correctly, you will be able to use a SIM card from a different network in your handset. It is not the same as a SIM PIN code.