Is there anything to read a SIM card on a PC?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by John Leister, May 1, 2004.

  1. John Leister

    John Leister Guest

    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.
     
    John Leister, May 1, 2004
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  2. John Leister

    pedro Guest

    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.
    >
    >



    --
    rgds,

    Pete.
    -----
    http://pedro.spyw.com
    'Why does an alarm clock go "off" when it actually turns on?'
     
    pedro, May 1, 2004
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  3. "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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).
     
    Jeremy Quirke, May 1, 2004
    #3
  4. John Leister

    John Leister Guest

    Jeremy Quirke wrote:

    > "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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?
     
    John Leister, May 2, 2004
    #4
  5. John Leister

    streetwise Guest

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



    "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    | Jeremy Quirke wrote:
    |
    | > "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    | > news:...
    | > > 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?
    |
    |
     
    streetwise, May 2, 2004
    #5
  6. John Leister

    John Leister Guest

    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
     
    John Leister, May 2, 2004
    #6
  7. "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Jeremy Quirke wrote:
    >
    > > "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > 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.
     
    Jeremy Quirke, May 2, 2004
    #7
  8. John Leister

    Johnnie5 Guest

    "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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 ??
     
    Johnnie5, May 2, 2004
    #8
  9. John Leister

    Michael Guest

    "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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/productVi...d2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&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
    >
    >
    >
     
    Michael, May 2, 2004
    #9
  10. John Leister

    Michael Guest

    "pedro" <> wrote in message
    news:40937541$0$12033$...
    > 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
     
    Michael, May 2, 2004
    #10
  11. John Leister

    Michael Guest

    "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Jeremy Quirke wrote:
    >
    > > "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > 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?


    Because it probably is empty
    >
    >
     
    Michael, May 2, 2004
    #11
  12. John Leister

    Rod Speed Guest

    "John Leister" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Jeremy Quirke wrote:
    >
    > > "John Leister" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > 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?


    Maybe the other phone doesnt like 5V sims.
     
    Rod Speed, May 2, 2004
    #12
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