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Permanent SIM addresses

How do I get rid of the nine O2 addresses on my new SIM? The phone is for an elderly relative and the only entries I want in the phonebook are mine.
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Re: Permanent SIM addresses

@geoffkc 

Just delete them or set the phone to read contacts from phone only, not phone and sim.

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Re: Permanent SIM addresses

Thanks for taking the tie to reply so quickly to a newbie. I'm afraid that doesn't work. I have set the preferred storage to Phone (not SIM), and deleted all the SIM O2 addresses about ten times, both individually and by clearing the SIM, after which the number of addresses in the SIM reads 0/300, and they do not appear in the phonebook. But when you switch the phone off and back on again, the SIM has the same nine addresses again, as if they are burned in. It is incredibly stupid.
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Re: Permanent SIM addresses

Sorry I should have added that although I have the memory preference set to Phone, and you do see the phone-stored addresses first, then all the SIM-stored addresses that I deleted are listed once again. I am afraid it is really going to confuse my relative. Why are things never simple? It took me about four hours to find a SIM supplier that actually still did simple PAYG (grateful to O2 here) but this stuff is no unnecessary.
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Re: Permanent SIM addresses

Hey @geoffkc have you had any joy in removing these? 

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Re: Permanent SIM addresses

No. I gave up.