Yesterday my maid was cleaning my red Telkom Series 403 telephone handsets. This is a great desktop phone with a LCD and speaker phone. For the price it is brilliant.
However it was off the hook at the time and the cloth happened to press all the right combinations to lock the phone out with an unknown PIN code.
Luckily she did not lock the line, just the handset.
So after a hectic call to every Telkom department imaginable, I got through to the right person.
The instructions for resetting the PIN code is as follows:
1. Unplug the phone for 30 mins and let the memory run flat and reset! (Sheesh)
2. Plug back in
3. Lift the receiver
4. Press "PROGRAM" 1111 "PROGRAM" to unlock
Yes you guessed it the default PIN is "1111"
Remind me never to trust the phone PIN system because it is too easy to bypass!