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Old 11-10-2006, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Something to do while in the restroom - SIMS Contacts

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You know you take the Pearl to the restroom with you, just admit it and let's move on.

Here is a tedious task you can attend to while on attending to other business. Multi-task, it's all the rage in Y2k.

Anyway, I don't think many of you know that you can store contact names and phone numbers on to your SIM card [the SIM card is that little white thing you had to put into your phone to make it work].

The nice thing about putting contact names and phone numbers on to the SIM is that if you transfer the SIM to another phone, the data on the SIM can be transferred to the new phone's contacts folder.

I am not aware of any way to batch transfer your contacts from the Pearl on to the SIM card, meaning where you can execute a command and transfer all the contacts at once. You have to transfer each name and number individually, hence you can do this while you are bored or have some time to multi-task on the toilet.

I do not know the capacity of the SIM card. Not sure how many contacts you can fit on it. Seeing how names and numbers don't take up that much space, I would imagine the SIM can hold quite a few.

Here is how you do it:

Click your <contacts> icon to open the Contacts folder.

Scroll to highlight any contact that you want to transfer to the SIM card.

Click the trackball to open the highlighted contact.

Scroll to the phone number you want to add to the SIM card.

Press the BB <menu> key [dotted key to left of trackball].

Scroll to <Copy to SIM Phone Book>

Click trackball to execute save.

A "Phone Book Entry" page will pop up showing the contact info that will be copied to the SIM card. Notice that it shows only the name and phone number.

Click the trackball and highlight <save>

Click trackball to save the selected contact.

Bonus Tip: You can repeat the above procedure for each phone number for one contact. For example, if you want to save a person's cell phone, office and home numbers. BUT YOU HAVE TO SAVE EACH NUMBER WITH THE ABOVE PROCEDURE. YOU CANNOT SAVE ALL OF A PERSON'S NUMBERS WITH ONE CLICK.

Bonus Tip: You CANNOT save physical mail or e-mail addresses. You can only save names and phone numbers.

Bonus Tip: While in your contacts folder, regardless of which contact is highlighted, you can go to the edit feature to edit the contacts on the SIM. Here is how:

While anywhere in the Contacts folder:

Press the <menu> key.

Scroll to <SIM Phone Book>

Click trackball.

It will then open and show all contacts on the SIM card.

You can then scroll to any contact, click the <menu> key and have at it [copy, delete, edit, or whatever].

Note: no need to worry if you "delete" a contact on the SIM list. It only deletes the contact on the SIM. It does NOT delete the entry in your main contacts folder.

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Old 11-10-2006, 09:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Will it show double entries in your Contact list (phone + SIM)?
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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[the SIM card is that little white thing you had to put into your phone to make it work].
YES!
We know what a SIM card is...
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YES!
We know what a SIM card is...
You would be surprised how many people do not. They get the phone from the store or online, the SIM is already installed, so they have no idea what it is. And worse, they would not dare ask anyone in here what the SIM is.

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Old 11-10-2006, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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YES!
We know what a SIM card is...
I was even going to post a pic of it in case some people are not sure what it looks like.
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Will it show double entries in your Contact list (phone + SIM)?
The Pearl's contact trumps the SIM's. So there are no double entries. I think
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Well i guess you told me..
San-Sat on a toilet seat taking a crap with phone in hand-Francisco
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well i guess you told me..
San-Sat on a toilet seat taking a crap with phone in hand-Francisco
Aboriginals crack me up.

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Old 11-10-2006, 09:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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And you teapots out there on the west coast talk the same turd that you stab
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You reckon mate???

Just take a quick look to your left at your camp avator - what the feck is that about??? Gay pride?
On not recognizing that pic, guess you have sheltered life down under:

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You can only store 250 numbers to your SIM, well those of us using the T-Mob service. I would guess most SIMs have the same capacity.
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You can only store 250 numbers to your SIM, well those of us using the T-Mob service. I would guess most SIMs have the same capacity.
Wow, good to know that. Thanks.

P.s. How the heck did you know that?
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I have a sick, sick addiction to all things mobile. I think I read in a manual some years back
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OR you can
1. Synchronize another non-BB phone with your omputer.
2. Put your BB SIM Card to the other phone
3. Make the phone copy all contacts to the SIM Card.
4. Put the SIM Card into your BB Pearl.

Most phones have the function of copying contacts betweeen phone memory and SIM memory.
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I have over 370 contacts...will they fit on my sim?
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Old 11-11-2006, 07:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
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OR you can
1. Synchronize another non-BB phone with your omputer.
2. Put your BB SIM Card to the other phone
3. Make the phone copy all contacts to the SIM Card.
4. Put the SIM Card into your BB Pearl.
I suppose thatís another mission to accomplish while multi tasking on the thrown.

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i think some one wants to get credit for the number of post they have under there belt.
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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You know you take the Pearl to the restroom with you, just admit it and let's move on.
Ummmm, ok, ya, I bring mine with.... But NOT all the time
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:22 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I spend my bathroom Pearl time reading my mobipocket. Currently reading an autobiography of Gene Krantz. Or I watch a movie.....10 minutes at a tme
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The draw back to keeping them on the sim. You can only take the name and one number per space. So if you have Bob and you have 4 numbers for Bob (work, cell, home, cell2) and you copy them to the SIM, you have just occupied 4 out of your 250 spots.

In addition, no other information can be stored, that includes email addresses, notes, physical addresses, yada yada yada. Just one name and one number per slot up to 250.
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