Selling my old iPhone. Is it safe to include my prior SIM card or is that a risk?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by neoelectronaut, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
    I just received the e-mail from AT&T about my iPhone 4's unlock request being approved, so I'm restoring the phone now.

    The SIM card that's in the card is deactivated, as I picked up a new iPhone 5c last night. I'm putting up the iPhone on Amazon for sale as soon as it's restored & unlocked, but I was wondering if I should leave the SIM card in there or should I remove it?

    I know the phone won't operate at all without a SIM card, so I thought perhaps someone that was interested in purchasing one to just use as an iPod Touch would like to have the SIM card installed so that they wouldn't have to provide their own.

    Is this bad idea? Is there data on the SIM card that I wouldn't want someone else to have access to?
  2. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    I would take it out. It's not hard to get a hold of a SIM card.
  3. jdaniel macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Lviv, Ukraine
    why would you include your sim card? the sim card cannot be re-used.

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