Mobiles can hold vast data of information via a device called the Subscriber Identity Module card, popularly known as the SIM card. This tiny card can offer a lot of value as it maintains your data, preferences, and enables portability. This removable SIM card device also helps to keep your data secure.
The data we can recover includes:
* The phone number of the SIM card (known as the MSISDN - mobile station
international subscriber dialling number).
* Contacts/phonebook entries: a list of all contacts stored on the SIM card, often stored in the
order in which they were entered onto the memory.
* Text messages, and deleted text messages that can be recovered if they have not been
overwritten. The SIM stores messages in a consecutive order, and once deleted by the user of
the handset these messages remain on the SIM card until further messages arrive and are
saved over the deleted message.
* The last ten dialled calls, stored in most cases without a date/time but this data can
occasionally be obtained and is produced in the forensic examination report if it is there.
* Email addresses (3 Network), the numbers of the last ten handsets into which the SIM has
been inserted (02).
* Network information - compatible and forbidden mobile networks which the SIM card may or
may not be able to use when roaming, i.e. when the user is abroad and wishes to connect to
the networks in use in a particular country.