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John Leister
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      May 1st, 04, 9:57 AM
Are there any products available to read a sim card on a computer?

Also if you have a sim card form a phone that was on a plan and you
have since closed that contract can the old numbers still be retrieved
from the card. I just tried placing the old card in phone and it shows
up as being empty of numbers.



 
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      May 1st, 04, 11:00 AM
John Leister wrote:

Hullo. I have some good news for you.


>Are there any products available to read a sim card on a computer?
>


Yes. It's called 'Sim Manager' and you can get if from Australia Post,
of all places, and no doubt elsewhere.


>Also if you have a sim card form a phone that was on a plan and you
>have since closed that contract can the old numbers still be retrieved
>from the card.
>


Yes, with 'Sim Manager' you can upload the contents of the sim card to
your pc. A spreadsheet then opens where you can edit or delete any
entries, and then download them back to that sim, or any other. It comes
with the reader, which connects to a serial port, or to the the PS2
keyboard socket via a double adapter that comes with it also. It costs
about $50 for the package from memory. (software and hardware)


> I just tried placing the old card in phone and it shows
>up as being empty of numbers.
>
>



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      May 1st, 04, 1:50 PM

"John Leister" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Are there any products available to read a sim card on a computer?
>
> Also if you have a sim card form a phone that was on a plan and you
> have since closed that contract can the old numbers still be retrieved
> from the card. I just tried placing the old card in phone and it shows
> up as being empty of numbers.
>


Yep, SIM Manager is available in quite a few stores, as well as Australia
post as mentioned by an above poster.

Any Phoenix based smart-card programmer will also do the trick, although you
have to somehow fit the small smartcard into the big reader. This allows
full manipulation of phonebook (ADN) and SMS files, as well as some of the
more advanced GSM control files (that have PIN1/PIN2 privileges).


 
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      May 2nd, 04, 3:41 AM
Jeremy Quirke wrote:

> "John Leister" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Are there any products available to read a sim card on a computer?
> >
> > Also if you have a sim card form a phone that was on a plan and you
> > have since closed that contract can the old numbers still be retrieved
> > from the card. I just tried placing the old card in phone and it shows
> > up as being empty of numbers.
> >

>
> Yep, SIM Manager is available in quite a few stores, as well as Australia
> post as mentioned by an above poster.
>
> Any Phoenix based smart-card programmer will also do the trick, although you
> have to somehow fit the small smartcard into the big reader. This allows
> full manipulation of phonebook (ADN) and SMS files, as well as some of the
> more advanced GSM control files (that have PIN1/PIN2 privileges).





Then howcome I can't retrieve the numbers by just plonking it into my
phone copying them to the memory and then to my working Sim?

Why is the card reading as empty?


 
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streetwise
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      May 2nd, 04, 3:59 AM
Maybe the card is empty? Can you try it in another phone?



"John Leister" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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| Jeremy Quirke wrote:
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| > "John Leister" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
| > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
| > > Are there any products available to read a sim card on a computer?
| > >
| > > Also if you have a sim card form a phone that was on a plan and you
| > > have since closed that contract can the old numbers still be retrieved
| > > from the card. I just tried placing the old card in phone and it
shows
| > > up as being empty of numbers.
| > >
| >
| > Yep, SIM Manager is available in quite a few stores, as well as
Australia
| > post as mentioned by an above poster.
| >
| > Any Phoenix based smart-card programmer will also do the trick, although
you
| > have to somehow fit the small smartcard into the big reader. This allows
| > full manipulation of phonebook (ADN) and SMS files, as well as some of
the
| > more advanced GSM control files (that have PIN1/PIN2 privileges).
|
|
|
|
| Then howcome I can't retrieve the numbers by just plonking it into my
| phone copying them to the memory and then to my working Sim?
|
| Why is the card reading as empty?
|
|

 
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      May 2nd, 04, 4:48 AM
streetwise wrote:

> Maybe the card is empty? Can you try it in another phone?


That's what I originally did.

I stuck it in my 9210i hoping it could copy the info out. I know
I never wiped any numbers when the contract ended that's why
I thought it would not be empty



 
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      May 2nd, 04, 5:39 AM
"John Leister" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Jeremy Quirke wrote:
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> > "John Leister" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > Are there any products available to read a sim card on a computer?
> > >
> > > Also if you have a sim card form a phone that was on a plan and you
> > > have since closed that contract can the old numbers still be retrieved
> > > from the card. I just tried placing the old card in phone and it

shows
> > > up as being empty of numbers.
> > >

> >
> > Yep, SIM Manager is available in quite a few stores, as well as

Australia
> > post as mentioned by an above poster.
> >
> > Any Phoenix based smart-card programmer will also do the trick, although

you
> > have to somehow fit the small smartcard into the big reader. This allows
> > full manipulation of phonebook (ADN) and SMS files, as well as some of

the
> > more advanced GSM control files (that have PIN1/PIN2 privileges).

>
>
>
>
> Then howcome I can't retrieve the numbers by just plonking it into my
> phone copying them to the memory and then to my working Sim?
>
> Why is the card reading as empty?
>


Use software such as Cardinal to actually browse the raw SMS file, if there
are no numbers, there are no numbers.


 
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      May 2nd, 04, 6:11 AM

"John Leister" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> streetwise wrote:
>
> > Maybe the card is empty? Can you try it in another phone?

>
> That's what I originally did.
>
> I stuck it in my 9210i hoping it could copy the info out. I know
> I never wiped any numbers when the contract ended that's why
> I thought it would not be empty


maybe you had all your numbers stored in the phone

have you still got the phone that you used to use ??


 
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      May 2nd, 04, 7:35 AM

"John Leister" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Are there any products available to read a sim card on a computer?


Yeah, I bought one from Jaycar (mail order)

http://www1.jaycar.com.au/productVie...Max=&SUBCATID=

They cost $29.95

Some software and a SIM card reader (serial connection).

You can read the SMS and phone numbers, write to file, make changes, write
back to file.

I use the software to keep a list of 100 phone numbers, and when I use a
different prepaid SIM (heaps of Virgin prepaids to use up), I just write the
100 number file onto the SIM.

> Also if you have a sim card form a phone that was on a plan and you
> have since closed that contract can the old numbers still be retrieved
> from the card. I just tried placing the old card in phone and it shows
> up as being empty of numbers.


Depends on the phone.
Ericssons used to say BAD CARD or similar, a long time ago

Nokia's dont have any trouble with it
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      May 2nd, 04, 7:35 AM

"pedro" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> John Leister wrote:
>
> Hullo. I have some good news for you.
>
>
> >Are there any products available to read a sim card on a computer?
> >

>
> Yes. It's called 'Sim Manager' and you can get if from Australia Post,
> of all places, and no doubt elsewhere.
>
>
> >Also if you have a sim card form a phone that was on a plan and you
> >have since closed that contract can the old numbers still be retrieved
> >from the card.
> >

>
> Yes, with 'Sim Manager' you can upload the contents of the sim card to
> your pc. A spreadsheet then opens where you can edit or delete any
> entries, and then download them back to that sim, or any other. It comes
> with the reader, which connects to a serial port, or to the the PS2
> keyboard socket via a double adapter that comes with it also. It costs
> about $50 for the package from memory. (software and hardware)


Get a similar product from www.jaycar.com.au for $30


 
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