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I have an old cell phone that still displays my phone number when the phone is powered on. I'd like to delete the phone number so it won't show. I want to recycling the phone, but don't want my phone number in the phone when I do that. Please let me know how to do that. The phone is a Nokia Model 1260. Thanks!

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  • Mandy B Nov 07, 2010

    Many thanks. Does this phone have a SIM card? If so, where is is located? (It doesn't show up in the battery compartment.)

  • Mandy B Nov 08, 2010

    Many thanks. I tried what you suggested, but there was nothing typed into the welcome note.
    When the phone is powered on, an AT

  • Mandy B Nov 08, 2010

    Sorry. My whole comment didn't appear. AT

  • Mandy B Nov 08, 2010

    Sorry, my entire comment didn't appear. After phone is powered on, an AT&T
    screen appears. It's followed by screen with my phone number. Does this phone have
    a SIM card? If so, where is it? Would it help to remove it?

  • Mandy B Nov 09, 2010

    Wow! Thanks very much for the great information you provided.
    It never occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to recycle the cell phone. I was focused
    on eliminating my personal information so I could recycle it.
    Doing away with the phone with the help of a hammer... Now, there's an idea, That
    approach will not only take care of my phone number that appears on the phone, but
    also help me vent some frustrations! Your answer got to the core of my question and
    was very helpful. Thanks!

  • Mandy B Nov 09, 2010

    Will do. Many thanks.

  • Mandy B Nov 09, 2010

    micromatikal gave me a very thorough and helpful answer. Several of the answers I had gotten to my question earlier did not get to the root of the problem. micromatikal's answer did. I appreciate his thoughtful answer. In providing it, he gave me comprehensive information that didn't just scratch the surface.

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It is hard coded into the phone until you actually change the number of the phone. That is actually impossible anymore anyway since this phone came out before GPS locators were standard in every phone. Now you can not activate a phone that does not have a GPS function in it, by law. It is for safety... so noone can ever use this phone again in the future. There is no real point in recycling it, noone can ever use this phone again. I would suggest you just recycle the battery from the phone and then throw the phone away, or destroy it physically with a hammer or something and then recycle the broken phone if you really want. That will ensure noone can get your number. As mentioned it's impossible to use the phone for anything other than a "toy" I guess... So destroying it really isn't doing any damage, it's unusable anyway.

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Tim

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    Tim Grayson Nov 09, 2010

    My pleasure for sure!

    If possible please come back to the question here when you get a chance and click the ACCEPT THIS SOLUTION button, it should be below my answer. That shows I helped you with your question.

    Thanks so much
    Tim

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    Tim Grayson Nov 09, 2010

    No no, thank you! Just make sure it is the one under my answer to show that it was my answer that was helpful....

    Thanks so much, I really appreciate you doing that!
    Tim

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    Tim Grayson Nov 09, 2010

    Awesome thank you so much!

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Hi,
Check this Go to menu > Settings > Phone settings > Welcome note
Check whether you have your phone number typed in it.
If it is there then go to option > Erase
Thank You

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    Udhaya Rajan Nov 08, 2010

    Hi,



    When the phone is powered on, an AT?



    What does this mean?

  • Udhaya Rajan
    Udhaya Rajan Nov 09, 2010

    Hi,



    This phone doesn't have sim card.To delete the phone number you need to flash the mobile.You need to take it to the AT&T office they will do it.That is the only way for this.



    Thank You

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Hi Mandy. Take your phone into your phone store and ask them to remove the number for you. There is no charge for this service. Joe

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