Thanks for responding, Rd, it's appreciated. I think in the end I'm deciding its not worth the hassle, my main concerns about recovering were pictures and sound files. Which of course wouldn't be on the SIM. So a lot of contacts I can just look up, or remember (though, truth be told there's a few in there I'm kinda glad to forget). As far as the Mother Mode, you're absolutely right. I should have had all that backed up. I do on the iPad, and I use the Cloud too, but back then on the first phones, sadly no. Oh well, live and learn, right? Thanks for taking the time to think about it and answer.