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Sell iPhone with or without SIM card?

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#1 ooeeaa



  • Joined: 23-December 01

Posted 05 July 2009 - 13:52

I got a new iPhone that came with a SIM card. before I sell my old iPhone, should I remove the SIM card.
I do not know exactly what is on the SIM card and don't know if it matters. Thanks

#2 vetRob


  • Joined: 06-July 03
  • Location: London, UK

Posted 05 July 2009 - 13:54

Yes, you should remove it. There's nothing on it that's required for the iPhone to function, and it can be traced back to you. Anyone's that purchasing an iPhone second-hand will have their own SIM for use.

In addition, make sure you use the "Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings" feature to remove any personally-identifiable information stored on the phone.

#3 The_Wizard



  • Joined: 12-May 09
  • Location: England

Posted 05 July 2009 - 14:03

Yeah, it would be best to remove it and wipe it like Rob said, otherwise they could get access to your number(s) and your contacts numbers as well as any personal information that is stored on the phone.

#4 Webby



  • Joined: 04-October 05

Posted 06 July 2009 - 00:53

With out. Let them buy there own. lol

#5 evo0o



  • Joined: 24-April 04
  • Location: Singapore

Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:40


A SIM card can contain certain number of messages and contacts.

#6 Gabe3


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  • Location: Florida

Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:29

I'd also do a firmware restore via itunes if your selling or receiving.