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Old 09-25-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Default Retrieving old contacts and text messages from SIM card

Is it possible, through your cell phone provider, to retrieve old contacts and text messages that were once on a SIM card? I had always thought that they might have a index of sorts, showing whom you've added as a contact and whom you've texted. Does that exist?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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And I am with AT&T, if that helps any.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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At&t does have a mobile backup option for your phone contacts. Did you previously set it up on your phone? If not, they will not have access to that information.

Text messages are physically stored on the phone and not the SIM card. They would not be able to transfer text from one phone to another or provide you with the content of such text without a court order.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:01 AM
 
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No in short. Your provider can only look at the numbers you have been calling/texting. they can not see who is in your phone book and see your contacts.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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No in short. Your provider can only look at the numbers you have been calling/texting. they can not see who is in your phone book and see your contacts.
That is the answer that I was looking for. Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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No in short. Your provider can only look at the numbers you have been calling/texting. they can not see who is in your phone book and see your contacts.
Can you view those just by logging on to your account? Would it be that simple?
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Yes, you can as long as the account is still active.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:35 PM
 
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Why not just run down to Best Buys and buy a SIM Card reader for about $10?
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Why not just run down to Best Buys and buy a SIM Card reader for about $10?
I never knew those existed.

This? O2 Wireless Universal SIM Card O2 WIRELESS - Best Buy
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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No, it's like this product:
FutureCall USB Sim Card Reader FC-8727 - Athq.com
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