Selling or giving away cellphone and potential privacy problem

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by rubberducky, Jul 21, 2009.

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  1. rubberducky

    rubberducky Registered Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    If I remove the SIM Card from my Nokia 3595 cellphone and then give it away or sell it, will the new owner be able to obtain any personal information from it?
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    for a start make sure all your saved contacts are on the sim card and not on the phone's memory.
    so use the option to view numbers stored on phone.

    delete all text messages
    if you have setup email on your phone be sure to remove the account from the phone.
    check everything you used the phone for and make sure all the personal information such as any notes,password vaults etc are deleted.
  3. haqk2za

    haqk2za Registered Member

    May 10, 2008
    - and after doing all of the above (last post), i would do a 'master reset' on the phone, you should get a warning about erasing everything on the phone and resetting to factory defaults...

    that should do it?
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