Cell Phone Text Message Recovery

by April Khan
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If you have ever deleted an important text message by accident or if you've ever suspected your partner of cheating, you can recover this information with a small handheld device called a SIM card reader. The SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) card is a small white card placed in the back of your cell phone that costs around $100.

What is Text Message Recovery?

Text message recovery is the act of recovering deleted text messages. These text messages can be recovered even if they are completely deleted from your handset.

SIM Card Readers

A [SIM card reader](https://itstillworks.com/sim-card-reader-1582.html) is used to read data from your SIM card. It is normally hooked up to a laptop or PC and displays information on-screen.

How to Use the SIM Card Reader

Insert your SIM card into the SIM card reader. Open the program from your computer and locate the text message folder. From here, you will be able to see all deleted text messages.

Where to Purchase?

You can purchase SIM card readers online from websites such as Amazon.com, Overstock.com or directly from the manufacturer.


SIM card readers are used in law enforcement to recover deleted information.


Photo Credits

  • New message on 3d rendered cell phone image by Franc Podgor...¬°ek from Fotolia.com

About the Author

April Khan is a medical journalist who began writing in 2005. She has contributed to publications such as "BBC Focus." In 2012, Khan received her Doctor of Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She also holds an Associate of Arts from the Art Institute of Dallas and a Master of Science in international health from University College London.

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