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  1. #1
    Snapper
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    Aldi's latest catalog has a 20 million-in-one card reader that also
    includes SIM cards according to the blurb.

    Now, what do you see when you pop a SIM card into the slot? With the other
    cards you see a normal disk drive under Explorer. Does the reader require
    specific software in order to read the SIM card? Does it come with the
    reader?

    Not sure if I need one of these readers as my Belkin seems to do OK with
    most cards that go into it. Just curious about the SIM card feature.




    See More: SIM Card Readers




  2. #2
    John Henderson
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    Snapper wrote:

    > Aldi's latest catalog has a 20 million-in-one card reader that
    > also includes SIM cards according to the blurb.
    >
    > Now, what do you see when you pop a SIM card into the slot?
    > With the other cards you see a normal disk drive under
    > Explorer. Does the reader require specific software in order
    > to read the SIM card? Does it come with the reader?
    >
    > Not sure if I need one of these readers as my Belkin seems to
    > do OK with most cards that go into it. Just curious about the
    > SIM card feature.


    I bought one of these Aldi Tevion 52-in-1 card readers, and so
    far it won't read any cards of any sort on my Linux system
    (other card readers work OK).

    It comes with a small CD containing a Windows "SIM Editor
    Software" program.

    I don't have a Windows system late enough to install it (needs
    "2000/XP/Vista"), but the manual talks about changing PINs,
    reading SMSs, and reading and changing address book entries.

    John



  3. #3
    Kwyjibo
    Guest

    Re: SIM Card Readers


    "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > John Henderson wrote...
    >
    >> I don't have a Windows system late enough to install it (needs
    >> "2000/XP/Vista"), but the manual talks about changing PINs,
    >> reading SMSs, and reading and changing address book entries.

    >
    > Hmm, something like that might be handy for backups, etc. if you don't
    > have a decent phone software program (ie. any Nokia Data/PC Suite
    > package).


    It would be almost totally useless for backups.
    **** all people store anything on the SIM any more. It's all stored on the
    phone where there is a lot more storage space.

    --
    Kwyj.





  4. #4
    Horry
    Guest

    Re: SIM Card Readers

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:09:49 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:

    >
    > "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> John Henderson wrote...
    >>
    >>> I don't have a Windows system late enough to install it (needs
    >>> "2000/XP/Vista"), but the manual talks about changing PINs,
    >>> reading SMSs, and reading and changing address book entries.

    >>
    >> Hmm, something like that might be handy for backups, etc. if you don't
    >> have a decent phone software program (ie. any Nokia Data/PC Suite
    >> package).

    >
    > It would be almost totally useless for backups.
    > **** all people store anything on the SIM any more. It's all stored on the
    > phone where there is a lot more storage space.


    Ever heard of a ****ing thing called a MicroSD-SIM?





  5. #5
    Horry
    Guest

    Re: SIM Card Readers

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 19:11:33 +1000, Horry wrote:

    > On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:09:49 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> John Henderson wrote...
    >>>
    >>>> I don't have a Windows system late enough to install it (needs
    >>>> "2000/XP/Vista"), but the manual talks about changing PINs,
    >>>> reading SMSs, and reading and changing address book entries.
    >>>
    >>> Hmm, something like that might be handy for backups, etc. if you don't
    >>> have a decent phone software program (ie. any Nokia Data/PC Suite
    >>> package).

    >>
    >> It would be almost totally useless for backups.
    >> **** all people store anything on the SIM any more. It's all stored on the
    >> phone where there is a lot more storage space.

    >
    > Ever heard of a ****ing thing called a MicroSD-SIM?


    That was supposed to say "funky".





  6. #6
    Kwyjibo
    Guest

    Re: SIM Card Readers


    "Horry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:09:49 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> John Henderson wrote...
    >>>
    >>>> I don't have a Windows system late enough to install it (needs
    >>>> "2000/XP/Vista"), but the manual talks about changing PINs,
    >>>> reading SMSs, and reading and changing address book entries.
    >>>
    >>> Hmm, something like that might be handy for backups, etc. if you don't
    >>> have a decent phone software program (ie. any Nokia Data/PC Suite
    >>> package).

    >>
    >> It would be almost totally useless for backups.
    >> **** all people store anything on the SIM any more. It's all stored on
    >> the
    >> phone where there is a lot more storage space.

    >
    > Ever heard of a ****ing thing called a MicroSD-SIM?


    I have now, since you made it up.

    --
    Kwyj.





  7. #7
    Horry
    Guest

    Re: SIM Card Readers

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:15:03 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:

    >
    > "Horry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:09:49 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>> John Henderson wrote...
    >>>>
    >>>>> I don't have a Windows system late enough to install it (needs
    >>>>> "2000/XP/Vista"), but the manual talks about changing PINs,
    >>>>> reading SMSs, and reading and changing address book entries.
    >>>>
    >>>> Hmm, something like that might be handy for backups, etc. if you don't
    >>>> have a decent phone software program (ie. any Nokia Data/PC Suite
    >>>> package).
    >>>
    >>> It would be almost totally useless for backups.
    >>> **** all people store anything on the SIM any more. It's all stored on
    >>> the
    >>> phone where there is a lot more storage space.

    >>
    >> Ever heard of a ****ing thing called a MicroSD-SIM?

    >
    > I have now, since you made it up.


    And manufactured it.





  8. #8
    John Phillips
    Guest

    Re: SIM Card Readers

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 19:11:33 +1000 Horry <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Ever heard of a ****ing thing called a MicroSD-SIM?


    Err...No. Can you explain further?



  9. #9
    Horry
    Guest

    Re: SIM Card Readers

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:52:32 +1100, John Phillips wrote:

    > On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 19:11:33 +1000 Horry <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Ever heard of a ****ing thing called a MicroSD-SIM?

    >
    > Err...No. Can you explain further?


    Sure. It's a hypothetical SIM/MicroSD hybrid which combines the
    functionality of a SIM with the storage technology of MicroSD.





  10. #10
    John Phillips
    Guest

    Re: SIM Card Readers

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:05:51 +1000 Horry <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > > Err...No. Can you explain further?

    >
    > Sure. It's a hypothetical SIM/MicroSD hybrid which combines the
    > functionality of a SIM with the storage technology of MicroSD.



    Certainly would be handy.



  11. #11
    Kwyjibo
    Guest

    Re: SIM Card Readers


    "Horry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:15:03 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Horry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:09:49 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]
    >>>>> John Henderson wrote...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> I don't have a Windows system late enough to install it (needs
    >>>>>> "2000/XP/Vista"), but the manual talks about changing PINs,
    >>>>>> reading SMSs, and reading and changing address book entries.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Hmm, something like that might be handy for backups, etc. if you don't
    >>>>> have a decent phone software program (ie. any Nokia Data/PC Suite
    >>>>> package).
    >>>>
    >>>> It would be almost totally useless for backups.
    >>>> **** all people store anything on the SIM any more. It's all stored on
    >>>> the
    >>>> phone where there is a lot more storage space.
    >>>
    >>> Ever heard of a ****ing thing called a MicroSD-SIM?

    >>
    >> I have now, since you made it up.

    >
    > And manufactured it.


    Cool. I'll take 2 then. Do you accept Visa, or just that silly PayPal ****?

    --
    Kwyj.





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