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Should I remove my SIM card before selling used phone?

Asked by Blueroses (18236points) June 8th, 2011

I have a Blackberry 9330 that is not carrier branded on the case. It was brand new from Alltel in November, 2010 and used for 4 months before AT&T replaced it for their own network phone.

I’ve used the BB software to clear the SIM and reset the old phone to defaults but I’m wondering if the SIM is carrier specific? Is it better to remove the card or leave it in place?

This model will still work for Verizon and Sprint subscribers.

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Lightlyseared's avatar

The SIM card is specific to you. Remove it.

RocketGuy's avatar

It has all kinds of info about you, and maybe all of your phone numbers and call history too.

Blueroses's avatar

Thanks guys, I suspected that might be the case.

Next question: How about an AT&T wireless device (Lightning USB laptop connect) with an unused, sealed SIM? Should the card go with that unit?

RocketGuy's avatar

Unused – no prob.

silky1's avatar

Remove it.

RocketGuy's avatar

But will it work without the SIM card? You might have to show the buyer that it works before he/she will buy it.

Blueroses's avatar

Good point, @RocketGuy. I think I’ll pull the card and check that out first. Thanks.

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