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How do you recover deleted text messages from a non smartphone

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How do you recover deleted text messages from a non smartphone ie. The old type with the standard sim card, do you need a sim card reader?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mobile Phones
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
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The SMS messages are stored on the SIM card on your phone (not on the phone itself).
To retrieve deleted SMS messages the first thing you need to do is stop any sending and receiving of SMS's) The reason is that the deleted SMS messages are still on the SIM card, but if they are overwritten with a new message, then they are gone for good.
You will then need to buy this SIM USB reader so that your SMS messages can be read by a computer
http://www.dekart.com/products/hardware/sim_card_reader/
You put the SIM card into this reader and put it into a computer.
You will then use the dekart program Sim Manager
http://www.dekart.com/products/card_management/sim_manager/
It will retrieve deleted SMS messages on the SIM that have not yet been overwritten. They will then be available on your computer
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

ive downloaded the sim manager you recommended, but the sim card reader I already have is not registering that its connected whilst using this software. is there any way of getting over this without ordering another sim card reader?

Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
No sorry Philip, the software works with the reader I recommend