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8800 SIM Card/address book contacts

I have a 8800 and i was wondering is there anyway of backing up my contacts in my sim card and address book so when i sell my 8800 i can reload them real quick instead one at a time by typing them in.  thnx.
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Registered: ‎09-26-2008
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Re: 8800 SIM Card/address book contacts

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jshealey wrote:
I have a 8800 and i was wondering is there anyway of backing up my contacts in my sim card and address book so when i sell my 8800 i can reload them real quick instead one at a time by typing them in.  thnx.

 

Hi

 

 

You have 3 options...

1.) Backup your device. (ipd file) - you can restore at a later date to your new phone.

2.) Use the Switch Device Wizard. (Use a new Desktop Manager 4.5 or 4.6 which has this feature)

3.) Go to your address book and menu your first contact. Then menu the first phone number. With the cursor on the first phone number, use the menu key and you will see "Copy to Sim".

 

I think your going to find that there is a limit of 250 addresses to a SIM card.

I also think that option 2 is your best bet.

 

Good luck on your new phone and let us know how your doing...

 

H.

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Re: 8800 SIM Card/address book contacts

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thank you for that help but im not going for another bb.....need to sell it to pay some bills so im going to some cheap phone thnx.  i tried option 2 and i dont see anything about copy to sim card.  anyone post some pixs for a walk through.
Message Edited by jshealey on 10-10-2008 11:38 PM
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Re: 8800 SIM Card/address book contacts

Mmm...

 

Address Book, Go To Contact, Menu first phone number, use menu key - Copy to SIM Phone Book

(Tested and works.)

Do you have the number where the cursor is?

 

H.


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Re: 8800 SIM Card/address book contacts

alrite cool got it thanks.....there is no way of copying all my contacts onto the sim card at one time then? thnx again.
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Re: 8800 SIM Card/address book contacts

1 at a time (by design) sorry...

 

250 limit on GSM sim and you can only use one phone number per contact...

 

Glad you got it figured out....

 

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