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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 4
Wow! Amazed! GOOD BUY! – USB2.0 SIM Card Reader Reviews

posted by iforget on 11/14/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
- You can backup your contacts
- Backup SMS messages
- Put certain types of ringtones on certain phones!!!
- Put certain "operator logos" on certain phones - UNTESTED
- Backed up contacts from deactivated tracfones USA: Motorola C139, Nokia 1100b
- Was able to see text messages on the C139, not sure about 1100b
- Can combine multiple address books [manually]
- Screw with your friends! You can put a message on your phone that says it's from ANY NUMBER and have ANY MESSAGE! Be responsible with this though! ;)
Cons:
- Didn't work with Windows Server 2003, only XP
- No readme on the CD that I can see but figured stuff out with another reviewer's help
Other:
See the forums for my post with the necessary files!
Here's what I did:
Plugged in reader - XP Home couldn't find what it needed
Installed Setup.exe from E:\Usb-SIM9.0
Installed Setup For HugePine.exe from E:\Usb-232\HL0108
Unplugged and replugged reader - let XP Home "install the software for Huge Pine USB to Serial Ports"
Launched SIM Scanner v9.0 to see what it would do
Launched SIM Editor v9.0 and was able to backup contacts from multiple phones and combine them to my one main phone
Put the SIM card in like this:
Chip part DOWN, cut corner sticking out
Bottomline:
It's really cool that I was able to do what I did with this product and it cost SO little. People break and loose SIM cards all the time. Why spend hours figuring out who you had on your phone? Just spend a couple bucks and pick one of these up.
DO YOU OWN A CELL PHONE?
NO: GET A CELL PHONE
YES: BUY THIS
:D

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