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sabre
07-27-2006, 11:44 AM
Is it on the phones memory or is it on the sim card for a 7100t?

Im switching carriers and would like to take all my contacts with me to my new phone and sim card. If its on the SIM card then great because I can get my hands on a sim card reader. Thanks

d_fisher
07-27-2006, 12:39 PM
No, it is not on the SIM card. It is stored on the BlackBerry itself. If your going to use the same BlackBerry you wnt have to do anything other than inserting the new SIM. This assumes your BlackBerry has been unlocked. Otherwise, install BlackBerry Desktop Manager and use the backup/restore option.

asianmaze
07-27-2006, 12:44 PM
...s o what is on the Sim card?

adamlau
07-27-2006, 01:22 PM
"[It] securely stores the key identifying a mobile phone service subscriber, as well as subscription information, preferences and text messages....The SIM stores network state information such as its current location area identity (LAI). If the handset is turned off and back on again it will take data off the SIM and search for the LAI it was in. This saves time by avoiding having to search the whole list of frequencies that the telephone normally would. Each SIM is uniquely identified by its ICCID [International Circuit Card ID]." - 2006-07-27 Wikipedia

sabre
07-27-2006, 01:39 PM
Well I will be using a new phone so I guess I will have to reload the names and numbers. My BB is unlocked so if I want to go back to it I can.

Will using desktop manager help when going to a different phone? Will the backup that is created be able to be used by a differetn phone OS, say Symbian?

adamlau
07-27-2006, 02:01 PM
The key is to use a third-party PIM such as Outlook, Lotus Notes, or ACT! (see System Requirements (http://www.blackberry.com/products/software/desktop/version4_1_sp1.shtml)) to manage your contacts (I use Time and Chaos 6 (http://www.chaossoftware.com/chaos.asp)). That way, contacts (names, numbers, addresses and more) can be created once, edited infinitely and synced to mobile devices through mobile managers such as BlackBerry Desktop. Save yourself time and trouble by investing in PIM contact management.

lord_jefe
07-27-2006, 02:03 PM
When I switched to my BB7100i, my previous phone was a Nokia on a different carrier. I synched everything into outlook, and then synched outlook with my BB, and it moved everything.

sabre
07-27-2006, 02:25 PM
When I switched to my BB7100i, my previous phone was a Nokia on a different carrier. I synched everything into outlook, and then synched outlook with my BB, and it moved everything.
Im going the opposite direction. My outlook should be synched with my BB so if my nokia will synch with outlook, I should be fine I guess.

adamlau
07-27-2006, 02:35 PM
I synched [the Nokia data] into outlook, and then synched outlook with my BB, and it moved everything.
Verify that your Outlook to BlackBerry Desktop mappings are consistent with the Field mapping list for the PIM Data Migration Wizard (http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe/fetch/2000/8021/1067148/1067312/What_Is_-_Field_mapping_list_for_the_PIM_Data_Migration_Wizard.html?nodeid=1067367&vernum=0).