Sell iPhone with Sim?

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  1. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502

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    I plan to sell my iPhone 4S when the 5 comes out. If I do a factory restore and wipe the phone, does this wipe the information from the SIM card? How do I get my personal info off the SIM card before I sell the phone, or should I just sell it without the Sim?
     
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  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Just take out the SIM card, don't sell it with the sim, the buyer won't need your one.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Just keep your sim and let the buyer know that you're selling it without the sim.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You always sell without your sim.
    Your sim includes info about your account, your phone number etc...
    The buyer wont need your sim.
     
  6. ormie macrumors regular

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    Definitely no SIM! Your phone numbers, data etc could be stored on that SIM so destroy if you're not going to reuse it.
     
  7. Mobster1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the quick replies. That's what I suspected.
     
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Unless you've used another device that actually stored data on the SIM there probably isn't anything on the SIM. That said, there's no reason to provide your used SIM as it is (or was) tied to your cell account.
     
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