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pySIM (also called SimReader) is a relatively simple open source program that accomplishes the following tasks: - Downloads phonebook entries from a SIM Card - Downloads SMS messages from a SIM Card - Imports .txt files from other acquisitions


  • Windows 98 or later
  • Smart Card Base Components if using Win98, ME & NT 4.0
  • GSM SIM Card Reader


  • Cost of Ownership: Since pySIM is freeware it is not cost prohibitive
  • Ease of use: The simplicity of pySIM enables novice investigators to acquire data
  • Logging capabilities: Some competing SIM readers do not keep a logfile