Freerunner: GSM Contacts

Jim Colton jimcolt at
Wed Jul 30 14:42:27 CEST 2008

Sometimes none or some of the contacts on my SIM from T-Mobile are seen.   I
discovered that if I put the SIM back into the cheapo T-Mobile phone and
then re-insert into the Freerunner they _all_ appear again.  I don't know
what makes them go away in the Freerunner.

Once I flashed a new rootfs but home is on the microSD.  They were gone
until home was mounted (I had to restore the clobbered fstab).   Another
time I flashed, did the same remounting but still none until I put the SIM
in the T-Mobile phone and powered up and then put it back into the


On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:01 AM, Michael Shiloh <michael at>wrote:

> Joey Stanford wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Apologies if this has been asked before. I haven't seen it on the
> > various lists.
> >
> > I'm using a USA T-Mobile SIM.
> >
> > The SIM on an unlocked Motorola K1 and Motorola V3 allows me to see
> > all my contacts on the SIM.
> > When I load the SIM into the Freerunner, I can only see about 10 of
> > them (the first 10 in fact).  This happens on 2007.2  as well as ASU.
> > I'm using ASU exclusively now from the dailies.
> >
> > I've hooked up the K1 to Motorola Phone Tools, read in all the SIM
> > contacts, deleted all of the SIM contacts, and rewrote out the stored
> > contacts to the SIM.  This was helpful in that previously any contact
> > containing a dash in the number also wasn't read by 2007.2.  (e.g.
> > 1-222-333-4444 woudn't be read but  12223334444 would be).   I thought
> > at first this was just a dash problem since the neo was showing 10 of
> > these and they all had no dashes.  The new contents on the SIM card
> > are stored without dashes and now, as above, I only get the first 10
> > (or so).
> >
> > Any ideas on how to overcome this?  Normal phone operations work (e.g.
> > I can call you!) so I wouldn't file this under the SIM issues reported
> > with ATT SIM cards.
> Interesting problem. I have this problem too. Dunno if anyone else does.
> Why don't you go ahead and create a TRAC item for this. You can copy the
> text from your email as you've made an excellent description. Then send
> me the link and I'll add my info.
> Michael
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