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Old 01-27-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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USB SIM Card Reader...Any Linux editing Programs?

I have a USB SIM Card Reader which uses the PL2303 chipset which comes installed already in Suse 10.3. When I plug it in though, I get nothing? I do a lsusb -v and it shows the USB device. What program do I use to access the Sim Reader? I tried WAMMU, but it only works on phones. Thanks
Old 01-28-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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The PL2303 is a very generic USB->Serial chipset. Under Linux, you will get a device like /dev/ttyUSB0 that maps to your SIM Card Reader. Apparently SIM cards appear as a serial device that understand a handful of very basic commands.
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Thanks for the reply

BUT, how do I access the reader? It shows up with lsusb -v and the drivers are installed, but when I plug it in I get nothing. Thanks
Old 12-26-2009, 07:56 AM   #4
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Hi all

I answer this for every people got here searching for sim readers:


Please google it as stupid security policy disables from posting URLS.

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As far as I can see, monoSIM only allows backup/restore of the phone book.

Are there any applications which will read SMS messages off the SIM?


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