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  1. #1
    Jeremy Porteous
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    I am trying to locate a SIM card reader to copy telephone numbers from my
    one SIM to my computer (as a backup) and then write it to a new SIM card. I
    have tried a number of different products without success.

    I have a non-PC based one that copies data into its internal memory and then
    writes it out, but it unfortunately it truncates all the names. I also got
    a PC-based one from Aldi a while back but this only copies the first 100 (or
    was it 150?) names.

    I have therefore just bought a Sim Max 12-in-1 SIM card from eBay. This is
    meant to do the backup as well as copy up to 12 SIM cards to one (which is
    not a feature I require). I have tried this device and it fails to
    recognise the majority of UK-standard SIM cards I have tried (all O2 or
    Orange). In addition, when writing data to the card, it misses off the last
    digit so is useless.

    Does anybody know a reliable PC-based product that will work reliably on all
    UK SIM cards?

    JP



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  2. #2
    Sharon O.
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 20:41:34 +0000, Jeremy Porteous wrote:
    > I am trying to locate a SIM card reader to copy telephone numbers from my
    > one SIM to my computer (as a backup) and then write it to a new SIM card. I
    > have tried a number of different products without success.


    This probably doesn't help but new phones usually keep the address book on
    its internal memory instead of the limited storage of the SIM. You can
    store the address book on a memory card which is easy to backup to PC.





  3. #3
    Jon
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > This probably doesn't help but new phones usually keep the address book on
    > its internal memory instead of the limited storage of the SIM. You can
    > store the address book on a memory card which is easy to backup to PC.


    I've yet to come across a phone which can store address data on a memory
    card. Can you name any?
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    Jon



  4. #4
    Motorcyclesaur
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    "Jon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I've yet to come across a phone which can store address data on a memory
    > card. Can you name any?


    I think it's more a problem of the cards, which I think allow only basic
    records such as name and one phone number (I think you need multiple entries
    for multiple numbers, e.g. John home, John Work, etc.).




  5. #5
    J B
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    "Jeremy Porteous" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I am trying to locate a SIM card reader to copy telephone numbers from my
    >one SIM to my computer (as a backup) and then write it to a new SIM card.
    >I have tried a number of different products without success.


    Me too.
    I bought a DKU-5 cable to connect my NK 5140i via USB and I've tried Nokia
    PC Suite and Oxygen phone manager.
    The NK PC Suite worked for about 50% of the data then said 'can't connect to
    the phone' whist the oxygen one wouldn't connect at all.

    It's not a true Nokia cable - does that matter??


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    J B





  6. #6
    Jon
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > It's not a true Nokia cable - does that matter??


    Yes it almost certainly does in your case. You take a chance with cheap
    cables. I did once, never again.
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    Regards
    Jon



  7. #7
    J B
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    "Jon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> It's not a true Nokia cable - does that matter??

    >
    > Yes it almost certainly does in your case. You take a chance with cheap
    > cables. I did once, never again.


    So, where do I get an original Nokia one from?
    Mail order preferred, I'm 'out in the sticks'!


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    J B





  8. #8
    Jeremy Porteous
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    "Jeremy Porteous" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I am trying to locate a SIM card reader to copy telephone numbers from my
    >one SIM to my computer (as a backup) and then write it to a new SIM card.
    >I have tried a number of different products without success.


    It seems nobody has come up with a suggestion yet. As a temporary fix, I
    have used a phone to copy SIM to phone and then phone to SIM but would
    ideally want a proper PC SIM card reader/writer.

    JP



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  9. #9
    Jack Torrence
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    "Motorcyclesaur" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Jon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >> I've yet to come across a phone which can store address data on a memory
    >> card. Can you name any?

    >
    > I think it's more a problem of the cards, which I think allow only basic
    > records such as name and one phone number (I think you need multiple
    > entries for multiple numbers, e.g. John home, John Work, etc.).


    Sure you're not getting confused between SIM and memory card. I've only ever
    seen phones that allow saving contacts to either the phone or the SIM, never
    to a memory card.





  10. #10
    Motorcyclesaur
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    Re: SIM Card Readers

    "Jack Torrence" <room217[at]overlook.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
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    > Sure you're not getting confused between SIM and memory card.


    Er... actually yes, I meant SIM card... sorry for the misunderstanding.




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