How To: Hack payphones and SIM cards

Hack payphones and SIM cards

Citizen Engineer is an online video series about open source hardware, electronics, art and hacking by Limor (`Ladyada') Fried of Adafruit Industries & Phillip (`pt') Torrone of MAKE magazine.

In part one of this episode dedicated to phone hacks, you'll learn how a how to build your own SIM, or Subscriber Identification Module, card reader and receive tips on viewing deleted contacts and text messages.

In part two, you'll learn how to modify a "retired" payphone so it can be used as a home phone and/or for VoIP (Skype). You'll then learn how to modify the hacked payphone so it accepts quarters. And, lastly, you'll see how to use a Redbox to make "free phone" calls from the modified coin-accepting payphone.

For more information on any or all of the above hints and hacks, take a look!

37 Comments

This is an incredibly interesting video... Well worth watching the whole way through.

goood

this was fun, but i cant find an old payphone thats not still in use...
so i havnt gotten to try it yet...

i love this video

by the look of ya dp kenyweb. thats not all that you love

Excellent A+ very well explained. Cheers keep up the good work

now instead od building your own, can you use a standard SD reader with a SIM card port? im wondering cause thats what i have. please let me kno. thanks. and excellent video.

I cannot build that equipment but is the SD reader good to use ?

You are fantastic. IF i got a hold of a phone could you modify it for me?

I like it!!!

That was a great video.

Awsome lol i wish i could do that 2.

that's fantastic! nice, pls send me copy of the circuit diagram u used.

I want to hack a SIM card but not getting anywhere
No video is coming up
Can anyone help me

Nice work keep up..

great video, but I still have questions concerning the "cloning."

You can buy a simcard reader for like 99cents on ebay

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Can any1 plz help me how to hack nokia n70 for free internet?!

why is ur face weird

lol

how do i download on this site pls

pls give me a copy of sim hacking circuit diagram...thanks!!

Can anyone help me with hacking a SIM card

Is cool, please give me a copy of circuit diagram with detail the parts.. thanks Blessing :)

Is cool, please give me a copy of circuit diagram with detail the parts.. thanks Blessing.

Good Explination, please give me the circute diagrm with detail parts ... thanks.

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Theres no video showing can anyone help with a website or somethung i can view familar to this

How can i hack a mobile sim card

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