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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by KOLIO, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest
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    The title says it all,more or less,just getting my ducks in a row before proceeding:
    A friend of mine recently got a new Android,old device also a late model Android (FWIW,both on Lollipop).

    Different SIM Card sizes,older model a Micro,newer a Nano.

    Anyhoo,this leads me to where I am ATM,haven't seen either phone or SIM yet in-person.

    A couple questions:

    1) If the contacts were stored on the SIM Card,but,the card is deactivated,are the contacts stored on it retrievable?
    If so,x-ferring would be as simple as getting a SIM Card cutter & installing the old card in the new phone & moving the contacts elsewhere (Google/device storage/etc...)

    2) The old device has been factory reset.My question here is this:
    If the contacts were stored on the device itself,is there any way to retrieve the contacts?
    I've heard of desktop PC software/programs that can retrieve data from wiped phones.
    Is this stuff legit & if so,anyone have any recommendations on which is best &/or least expensive?

    TIA! :)

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I've had some SIM cards deactivated before, and can still get the data off them. I just don't get connection. So it's worth a shot.
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Should be able to import contacts from the SIM, as long as the phone can read it, doesn't matter if it's active or not.
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  4. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

  5. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    You can retrieve the SIM contacts.

    Contacts stored on the phone and only on the phone are gone. Sorry.
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  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest
    Thread Starter

    Turns out the contacts were indeed stored on the old SIM Card.
    X-ferring 'em over to the new phone was easy,she used another phone & used Bluetooth for x-ferring.


    Thanks again everybody,the help/ideas are much appreciated. :thumbsupdroid:

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