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    cleaning I-phone simm

    I am selling my 3-G's and want to deliver them with none of my simm
    data...how to do this?

    thanks
    jm

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    Re: cleaning I-phone simm

    I think you can sync it with iTunes and reset firmware or restore it to factory setting

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    Re: cleaning I-phone simm

    Another option would be to go to an AT&T store and ask them to put a blank sim card into the phone, saying you plan to sell it. You can even buy blank sim cards from Amazon.com for about a penny each. Also, you could opt for a sim card reader/writer to go in and do the electronic snooping, er, forensics on the card and delete all stored numbers, messages, pin codes, etc. Those a bit more pricey but they will let you clean the card yourself. Not sure if the iTunes "reset" part actually cleans the card of all the other data that may be stored. It should, but simply putting in a new, clean card is a better way for you to be sure any info is not passed on.

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    Re: cleaning I-phone simm

    I'm with LJL in suggesting you install a brand new card.

    Most modern storage devices don't really "erase" anything, they just mark all areas as unused and available. The data is still there and accessible by anybody with the proper hardware and the ability to use same.

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    Re: cleaning I-phone simm

    LJ

    Just pull the SIM and destroy it...newer micro sims are not compatible and your info is stored in iTunes for the new device if another iPhone.

    Whoever buys the phone can get their own...again no charge at ATT

    Bob

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    Re: cleaning I-phone simm

    Bob,
    I agree that is the easiest and best way. I was offering up some other options as John (jlm) the original poster had asked how to clean a card to resell the iPhone.

    LJ

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    Re: cleaning I-phone simm

    LJ,

    My inattention directed the post to you rather than JM...mea culpa maxima.

    Most sincere apology tendered!


    Bob

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