Remove SIM when selling?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacTownBoy, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. MacTownBoy macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2012
    way north of here
    Is it necessary to remove the Sim card prior to sending the phone to the buyer?
  2. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    uh yes if its still activated...
  3. MacTownBoy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2012
    way north of here
    The phone was upgraded with an iPhone six remaining with Verizon.
  4. rigormortis, Oct 19, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

    rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    if the phone and the sim card no longer have service and the phone has been erased, i wouldn't really stress about sending the sim card. a lot of cash for phones place want the sim card removed

    maybe there might be a good reason to remove it still???

    in the old days, before smart phones like the iPhone came out, your phone book and your text messages were stored on the sim card. i don't think this is true anymore.. if you have a dumb phone you want that sim card destroyed. heh

    the sim card might still have personal information on it.

    in the days of sim cards, they are now mostly used to securely authorize your phone's connection to the network and to hold and maintain a list of cell phone towers.. oh yeah almost forgot. also to encrypt your transmissions
  5. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

    Apr 9, 2011
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    I would remove the sim card.

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