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Address Book, etc, Transfer from Different Brands of Cellphones

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Harvey Gratt, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Harvey Gratt

    Harvey Gratt Guest

    I have a Nokia 6340i and am on a Cingular plan. I'm think of switching
    to Verizon and getting an LG phone (or maybe something else).

    Anyway is there any way to transfer my contact information from the
    Nokia to the LG, or any other brand? Right now, I can store all my
    contact info from the Nokia on my pc via IR and the appropriate Nokia
    software. Are there any data storage standards that would make a
    transfer possible via appropriate software and IR or USB?

    Thanks,
    Harvey
     



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  2. CellGuy

    CellGuy Guest

    On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 23:39:30 GMT, Harvey Gratt wrote:

    > I have a Nokia 6340i and am on a Cingular plan. I'm think of switching
    > to Verizon and getting an LG phone (or maybe something else).
    >
    > Anyway is there any way to transfer my contact information from the
    > Nokia to the LG, or any other brand? Right now, I can store all my
    > contact info from the Nokia on my pc via IR and the appropriate Nokia
    > software. Are there any data storage standards that would make a
    > transfer possible via appropriate software and IR or USB?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Harvey


    You might look into Datapilot or another phonebook transfer program.
     
  3. Agent_C

    Agent_C Guest

    On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 23:39:30 GMT, Harvey Gratt <hgratt@verizon.net>
    wrote:

    >Anyway is there any way to transfer my contact information from the
    >Nokia to the LG, or any other brand?


    If your contacts are stored on a SIM card, it's a relatively simple
    matter to export/import between 2 cards, if you get a reader.

    Otherwise, the transfer can often be done at the store, but the
    results are not always so great.

    A_C
     
  4. Harvey Gratt

    Harvey Gratt Guest

    Agent_C wrote:
    > On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 23:39:30 GMT, Harvey Gratt <hgratt@verizon.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Anyway is there any way to transfer my contact information from the
    >>Nokia to the LG, or any other brand?

    >
    >
    > If your contacts are stored on a SIM card, it's a relatively simple
    > matter to export/import between 2 cards, if you get a reader.
    >
    > Otherwise, the transfer can often be done at the store, but the
    > results are not always so great.
    >
    > A_C


    My understanding is that only GSM uses SIM cards. I thought Verizon was
    CDMA and did not use SIM cards. Is my understanding correct?

    Thanks,
    Harvey
     
  5. Harvey Gratt

    Harvey Gratt Guest

    CellGuy wrote:

    > On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 23:39:30 GMT, Harvey Gratt wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I have a Nokia 6340i and am on a Cingular plan. I'm think of switching
    >>to Verizon and getting an LG phone (or maybe something else).
    >>
    >>Anyway is there any way to transfer my contact information from the
    >>Nokia to the LG, or any other brand? Right now, I can store all my
    >>contact info from the Nokia on my pc via IR and the appropriate Nokia
    >>software. Are there any data storage standards that would make a
    >>transfer possible via appropriate software and IR or USB?
    >>
    >>Thanks,
    >>Harvey

    >
    >
    > You might look into Datapilot or another phonebook transfer program.

    Thanks. I'll look into Datapilot. However, It looks like this transfer
    is a potential problem.

    Thanks,
    Harvey
     
  6. It depends on what format the phonebook data from the Nokia is in on your
    computer. It also depends on what phone you want to get that data onto. If
    the data from your Nokia is in a CSV or similar 'platform independent' form,
    you can import that data into a free program such as bitpim, depending on
    just which phone you need to send it to.
     
  7. Agent_C

    Agent_C Guest

    On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 15:34:58 GMT, Harvey Gratt <hgratt@verizon.net>
    wrote:

    >My understanding is that only GSM uses SIM cards. I thought Verizon was
    >CDMA and did not use SIM cards. Is my understanding correct?


    He coming off of a Cingular phone.

    A_C
     
  8. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 14:56:15 -0400, Agent_C <Agent-C-hates-spam@nyc.rr.com>
    chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    everything:

    >On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 15:34:58 GMT, Harvey Gratt <hgratt@verizon.net>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>My understanding is that only GSM uses SIM cards. I thought Verizon was
    >>CDMA and did not use SIM cards. Is my understanding correct?

    >
    >He coming off of a Cingular phone.


    "He" knows, that, "he" is the OP. And he is going TO a CDMA phone, which
    doesn't have a SIM card.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "I know this defies the law of gravity, but uh, you see, I never studied
    law." - Bugs Bunny
     
  9. Agent_C

    Agent_C Guest

    Re: Re: Address Book, etc, Transfer from Different Brands of Cellphones

    On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 19:13:54 GMT, Justin <nospam@insightbb.com> wrote:

    >Still doesn't answer how they're going to get the data from the SIM card
    >into a Verizon phone.


    Once you export the contacts from the SIM card to a flat file, you can
    use a USB data cable to load them into the Verizon phone.

    You'll need something along these lines:
    http://www.cellularfactory.com/det.jsp?d=13631&c=9421

    Needless to say, you'd have to have an awful lot of contacts to make
    all this worthwhile.

    A_C
     

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