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j1986
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Registered: ‎04-28-2013
My Device: 8520

8520 - how do i move old saved phone messages to my sim card inbox??

pls help! thanks
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sdgardne
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Re: 8520 - how do i move old saved phone messages to my sim card inbox??

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Do you mean recorded voice mail messages? If so, then you don't...those are not stored on the device at all, they are stored in the voice mail system of your mobile service provider. Any capability to do anything with them would be controlled by them...and you'd need to ring them up to find out what can be done.

Good luck!

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j1986
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Re: 8520 - how do i move old saved phone messages to my sim card inbox??

hi thanks for the reply but i am actually referring to the SMS messages that was saved on the phone memory. i want to move it to my sim cards inbox memory so that when i change my unit/phone, i can still have all those messages with me.
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Re: 8520 - how do i move old saved phone messages to my sim card inbox??

Ahhhh...OK...SMS messages then (you'd said "phone messages", which sounded to me like voice mail).

 

Check this KB please:

  • KB13465 "SIM card is full please delete SMS messages" appears on the BlackBerry smartphone

It shows you where the settings are for saving SMS messages to the SIM card. But, I think that might only affect newly delivered SMS messages, not what is already stored elsewhere on the device. I do not believe there is any "move" function to move existing messages to the SIM card.

 

The SIM card is not intended as a data storage medium for anything. Most all of the databases on the BB are much more robust than the SIM can handle, rendering it useless for any data storage.

 

However, if your intent is to shift to another BB, then you don't need to do that anyway...the Device Switch Wizard should move everything from your old BB to your new one correctly:

  • KB23677 How to switch devices using BlackBerry Desktop Software

 

Good luck!


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Re: 8520 - how do i move old saved phone messages to my sim card inbox??

thanks... im looking for the "move" function but theres none :smileysad: i wish i can still save it on my sim card... thanks btw.
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Re: 8520 - how do i move old saved phone messages to my sim card inbox??

If all you need is to "save" them, but not "use" them, then you can back them up to your computer, and then use a 3rd party PC extraction app (there are plenty if you just search) to have them in "human readable" format on your computer. You can find full backup instructions via the link in my auto-sig on this post.

 

Good luck!


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