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New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-12-2012
My Device: Curv 9300 3G
My Carrier: Mobily

Re: Export all Contacts from BB to Sim Card OR Microsoft Outlook



you have 2 option:


1- By Bluetooth: search by useing bluetooth another device and do Coupling then press again on the selected device you Coupling with and you will find option called "send contact " select it.All your cantact numbers will be sent to the other device as a CSV file.


"Note" if you open the file on the other device all numbers will be stored their.


2- from the DeskTop open Blackberry Desktop program --> make backup to your device --> select the main menu Organizer --> check box for contacts -->click configure -> select MS outlook as contacts account--> OK




Hope it's help



New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-22-2012
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: telcel

Re: Export all Contacts from BB to Sim Card OR Microsoft Outlook

Yep. You would think that transferring data from one blackberry to another would be a very simple process.


It isn't.


I bought a new blackberry, and after following allllll the info out there on the web...can NOT successfully transfer the contacts to the new blackberry from the old one. All the contacts are there, but... without phone numbers, just their email addresses. Small detail. Sigh.


Pathetic that this very important procedure cannot be done.


No wonder these guys lost an empire.


I will never buy another blackberry, ever.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-04-2015
My Device: BlackBerry Curve 9320
My Carrier: +213792642288

Re: Export all Contacts from BB to Sim Card OR Microsoft Outlook

Thank you so much , you are a real star
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-05-2016
My Device: bold 9780
My Carrier: giffgaff

Re: Export all Contacts from BB to Sim Card OR Microsoft Outlook

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This might help someone.  I forget how to do this everytime I migrate from one Blackberry to another.


For you, you could export your address book via bluetooth then try and import into outlook.


If  you go to:


Manage Connections -> Bluetooth connections


And turn bluetooth on.  Pair a device (perhaps your PC).


Select the device:  one of the options is 'Transfer Contacts'. 


You then bulk transfer all your contacts into a .vcf file.


I do this to periodically backup my address book _without_ using any of the Blackberry software.


I've also gotten used to doing this when I'm migrating contacts across to another device.


However I can't find a way to bulk import contacts from the address book that the Blackberry itself exports (without Blackberry software and Outlook).  The Blackberry only seems to manage to import one contact from a business card at a time.


To get the contacts back (import):


On my operating system, I have address book software that imports all the contacts when I click on the bulk file exported above.  I can then edit those contacts using my software.


I then export all as separate contacts.  In their own cards.  I place all of them in a folder, titled by name.  (In my software I select all contacts and export or save or something and it names them automatically).  I then copy to a microSD card, or onto the Blackberry by USB.


Whenever I go to call someone that isn't in my new addressbook (that I exported from the old).  I go to the folder, select the business card and import.  Slowly over time, the contacts are back.


Yes it's a complete and utter pain in the backside, and you'd expect the Blackberry to be able to import contacts from a file that it can export.   And you'd hope that contact management would be simple without using some dreadful bloatware.   No wonder Blackberry had a sinking ship, they failed to deal with the basics.


Hope that is of help to someone.



I just managed to send the address book (exported by bluetooth and unedited) from my laptop to a blank Blackberry and it imported all the contacts.  I'm sure this didn't work on the last two models I tried.