My wife is giving her now-deactivated Blackberry Storm to a friend. I ran the Security Wipe on it, and it appears that everything—internal memory, extra apps, messages, contacts, SD card, and SIM card—has been restored to factory settings. I also tried to make an outgoing call, to no avail (recorded message saying my phone was not active, etc.), which is good.
Only one question left: Do I need to remove the SIM card? I assume it’s going to be easier for the friend if we leave it in there, and then Verizon can reassign it to her phone number/acct. There appears to be no personal data stored on the SIM card (the Storm stores almost all of its contacts and other data elsewhere, unlike older cell phones).
Are there any risks to leaving it in? The only reason it even comes to mind is that I’m selling my own Storm to gazelle.com, and they told me to make sure I removed the SIM card before shipping it in.