With SIM Manager you can copy the contacts from your SIM card to your Google account and vice-versa.
To do so, use the "Get contacts from Google" feature.
Once you enter your username and password, the contacts will be retrieved.
SIM Manager will copy the following address book details from Google:
You can write Google contacts to a SIM card, multiple cards or save them to a file for later use.
To upload contacts from a SIM card to Google, select the address book entries, right-click and choose "Send contacts to Google".
Here you can see the SIM card address book in Google contacts:
Naturally, you can do this with a SIM and a USIM, since SIM Manager supports both 2G and 3G SIM cards.
Future versions of SIM Manager will add the possibility to synchronize SIM card address books with Yahoo Contacts, Nokia Ovi and other similar services.
The program has many other interesting features, such as the SMS recovery or clear SIM contacts.
SIM Explorer 1.3 is going to be released this week. There are several important details that are worth mentioning:
The next version will come with enhancements related to RUIM (CDMA) cards.
SIM Manager 2.5 has been released!
Apart from all the changes that have been mentioned on Lazybit.com earlier:
SIM Manager has taken a big step further, with more useful features and improvements.
First, let's take a look at the new SIM Manager 2.5:
You can see that the interface has suffered small changes. To the sidebar we've added 2 more commands to ease your navigation through SIM Manager: Info and Copy.
Info - offers you information about your SIM Card. It provides you with data like: SIM Serial Number, International Code and others.
Copy or SIM copy with batch processing as we refer to it - is something SIM Manager has been waiting for a long time. It is an improved and easy way to copy the data stored on your SIM Card or from a saved profile on your computer to any SIM Card you want.
You simply press the Copy button and a new message box appears which offers you more possibilities. You can select which sections to copy. As well you could erase the target SIM, only with a single checkbox.
A very important feature that has also been added along with the copy command is the Multiple copies feature. Only by filling a checkbox you will be able to create as many copies as you want, only with a single command instead of reiterating your steps for as much as a thousand times!
After you press Next you go to an other step where you select the SIM Card where to copy all the data
It's as simple as that, with just a few clicks your able to back up all your data or distribute all phone numbers of your employees to your fellow board members.
Apart from new features, one thing we have to mention is the improved prefix management for international phone numbers.
Now you don't have to find all over the Internet or type in the prefix of the country, but simply right-click on the contact and find Add prefix...
You will see a window where you will be able to select the country and SIM Manager will automatically add the prefix of that country.
So with all these new features and improvements we can firmly state that we have done the best SIM Manager yet. But this is surely not the last you've heard from us, stay tuned, since Dekart announces that the next major feature that will be added to SIM Manager is synchronization with online address book services. You definitely don't want to miss that.
SIM Manager 2.5 is available as a free update to SIM Manager 2.x users, so don’t hesitate and get yours now.
I often bump into ads in which somebody states that a company can clone your SIM card, or that some wise-guy has the gear needed to clone a SIM card. A slight variation is made by the ads that state that one can make a SIM card hold more than one SIM card [i.e. if you have two SIMs, you can migrate them into one, thus there will be no need to switch cards when you feel like switching numbers or mobile operators].
Why cloning a SIM card is impossible? [for a usual human being like you and me]
Because a SIM card is a smart card, it has an operating system, a microprocessor and a file system. On top of that, it has a great authentication mechanism that allows the card to determine which actions can be carried out [and which ones cannot] by a specific user. Yes – it is similar to an OS with multiple users, in which an administrator [or root] can do anything, while somebody else [say, Guest] can only read a limited number of files.
A SIM card is made of directories that hold files, each file has its own use, for instance, one of them holds your address book, another one – your SMS archive, etc. These files can be read by us – mobile phone owners.
There are also system files, such as the ones that contain information about the secret keys used by the phone to connect to the mobile network. Such data are critical, and they cannot be changed by the user – i.e. by us.
In order to clone a SIM card, every single file must be read, including the ones that hold the low-level secret information. But, as you’ve probably figured out by now – the card’s protection mechanism will simply not allow that data to be read. Just imagine that you’re logged on as a guest, and you want to copy some files that only an administrator can access. For obvious reasons – you will fail.
So, if you really want to clone a SIM card, you need to “log on as an administrator”. Simple - but not possible for the end-user. Here are some extra facts that should help you understand why things are so.
When you buy a SIM card, the operator gives you the SIM card itself, and several codes: PIN, PUK [sometimes also PIN2, and PUK2]. The card is already formatted, meaning that its file system is created and it already contains some data. The PIN is something that allows you to “log on as a guest” and use the resources such as the address book. So there’s no way you can clone the card - insufficient privileges.
But how do mobile operators make changes to the card?
As stated earlier, a SIM card is just a smart card with a special format. Assume the mobile operator buys a thousand smart cards that are 100% empty. From the very beginning, the card manufacturer gives the provider the so called transport key (a.k.a issuer key), which is what is needed in order to perform any operation with the card. Afterwards, a person from the GSM operator formats the cards, creates the needed files, assigns the PINs, etc. and then the SIM cards end up on the shelves of stores and boutiques.
The conclusion is that the SIM card’s transport key is what you need in order to be able to actually clone it. But the problem is that the key is kept secret, for obvious reasons. Think about all the damage that could be done, all the financial scams, and so on.
So, when somebody says they can clone a SIM card, it is very likely to be a false claim, unless that person is an employee of the mobile operator, and has access to the transport keys. Even in that case, you can be sure that it is illegal, because no employee is allowed to disclose such information and use it for personal purposes.
But what about brute-force attacks?
Those won’t work, because a GSM SIM card [like any other smart card] will lock itself if an invalid PIN is entered a certain number of times. Afterwards, you can still unlock the card with the PUK, but if that fails too – the card will permanently lock itself. Meaning that its data are not available, gone, nada, zilch!
Technically, it is possible, all you need is a SIM card reader (or a PC/SC compliant smart card reader), and a hell of a lot of luck – so that you could guess the right key before the card locks itself. But let’s face it; the chance to succeed is probably much smaller than the chance of a pink unicorn materializing right now, right behind you!
Back to our money-making wise-guys – most often, the ad goes like this:
“SIM card clones, any operator, any country”.
Now that’s a bold statement! If it was just a once in a lifetime deal, somebody who can clone a SIM card of a single operator (where they used to work, but got fired, and now they fight back) – it would’ve been more credible. But being able to clone any SIM card means that all the transport keys of all the mobile operators have been compromised, and nobody noticed that.
No, I am not a statistician, but I did do a minor research, which included questioning almost everybody I know (who is technically literate). It turns out that everybody heard about people who clone SIM cards, but nobody has ever seen the process of cloning, or a home-made^ two-in-one SIM card in action.
With that said, ladies and gentlemen, I rest my case.
^ - Strictly home-made, because it makes sense when the operator itself provides such a service [which is not an uncommon thing]
SIM Manager 2.5 is finally here, so far it is officially available only as an English version, but the other versions are on their way; it can be downloaded from this address: http://files.dekart.com/RC/SIMManager-25-RC2.exe So, what's new?
3G USIM extended phonebook support
SIM Manager is able to read all the 3G phonebook details, including the extended fields:
(SIM Manager's edit USIM contact dialog)
A group management and secondary phone category tool is included as well. Now you can unleash the full potential of your 3G USIM card, explore all its contents and use its features to the maximum.
The best part is that you have all these contact details at your fingertips, you can manage them easily, using the full power of a computer (a real keyboard, a large screen) - no need to go through the pain of trying to do this with your phone's tiny keypad.
A PLMN is a "public land mobile network", and every SIM card contains several lists of mobile operators to which it will connect or not.
SIM Manager can help you manage the list of mobile networks to which the phone is not allowed to connect (FPLMN) and the list of networks to which it will connect if they are reachable (PLMN).
How is this option going to benefit you? It's primary purpose is to help you keep your bill under control.
When you travel, you leave your operator's network and enter the network of a partner mobile operator that has a roaming agreement with your mobile company. Agreements with different operators can have different fees, therefore it is in your best interests to choose the one which is the cheapest for you.
Use the FPLMN (Forbidden PLMN) list do indicate to which mobile networks you don't want your phone to ever connect. This list should include the serious offenders who charge a lot for their services.
The PLMN list contains a list of mobile networks to which your phone will try to connect when they are in range. First it will try to connect to the first network, if that fails - to the second one, and so on. With SIM Manager you can prioritize this list and change the order of preferred mobile networks.
The lists of mobile operators will contain some details you may find interesting, such as: the MCC (Mobile Country Code) and MNC (Mobile Network Code) of each operator. You can also determine the country and the name of each mobile network.
Armed with this tool, you can make sure that your vacations will never be ruined by the bills again - you have an instrument that gets you in control of the situation, so accidents simply won't happen.
SIM Manager can generate a printable report of a SIM card, containing the entire phonebook, the SMS archive, as well as the lists of mobile networks.
This comes handy if you need a hard-copy for archival purposes.
The new version includes several bug-fixes, as well as changes in the interface (now there is a Dutch translation, as well as a reviewed German and French interface).
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