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The SimReadPhonebookEntry function reads a phone book entry from the SIM card. This function is part of the SIM Manager API set that enables access to information stored on the SIM card.

HRESULT SimReadPhonebookEntry (
  HSIM hSim,
  DWORD dwLocation,
  DWORD dwIndex,


  • hSim
    Contains a valid HSIM handle.

  • dwLocation
    A phone book storage location value; equal to one of the SIM_PBSTORAGE constant values.

    Value Description
    SIM_PBSTORAGE_EMERGENCY Emergency dial list.
    SIM_PBSTORAGE_FIXEDDIALING SIM fixed dialing list.
    SIM_PBSTORAGE_LASTDIALING SIM last dialing list.
    SIM_PBSTORAGE_OWNNUMBERS SIM own numbers lists.
    SIM_PBSTORAGE_SIM General SIM Storage.
    SIM_NUMPBSTORAGES Number of phonebook storages.
  • dwIndex
    Index of the entry to retrieve.

  • lpPhonebookEntry
    A pointer to a phone book entry structure.

Return Values

HRESULTs are either S_OK for success, or one of the SIM_E error constants defined in the SIM Manager Error Constants table.


Smartphone: Smartphone 2002 and later
Pocket PC: Pocket PC 2002 and later
OS Versions: Windows CE 3.0 and later
Header: simmgr.h
Library: cellcore.lib

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