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Default Inexpensive SIM card capable USB card reader - 02-27-2009, 08:03 PM

Since my Mini 9 doesn't have a built in SIM card slot, and I wanted to have one so that I could read, edit and backup my phone's SIM, I started looking for an inexpensive solution. I found a "51 in 1" unit by Digital Concepts, model CR-75-P. It was about US$25 and included a small CD with Windows based SIM card editing software. The support site is at www.sakar.com. It is a tiny box with several slots. They are labeled:

SD
MS
Micro SD
SIM
XD
CF

It includes a mini to standard USB cable. It looks like something that I will have fun with.


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Default Re: Inexpensive SIM card capable USB card reader - 02-27-2009, 10:25 PM

That sounds like the "GE" branded one I bought at BJ's for $15 or so. I have not tried it with a SIM but it takes everything else I throw at it.


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Default Re: Inexpensive SIM card capable USB card reader - 02-28-2009, 12:20 PM

Radio Shack sells a Sakar branded multi-card reader with a SIM slot in it and software to back up your contacts.
If you catch it when it's on sale it's about 13 dollars.


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Default Re: Inexpensive SIM card capable USB card reader - 02-28-2009, 09:57 PM

Deal Extreme carries a USB SIM card reader for $3.40 http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.7891


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