BlackBerry Forums Support Community
              

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2007, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8100
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Sim Card numbers vs. Address Book?

Please Login to Remove!

Is there a better way to keep work contacts and personal phone number seaparate other than through use of the SIM card for personal numbers?

Also, if I add personal contacts to the address book in the Pearl and then sync with my Outlook (which is my work Outlook), will my personal contacts be added to there?

Lastly, is there a shortcut for getting to the SIM card for making calls? It seems burried and I have not found a way to access numbers stored there quickly at all. It doesn't appear like the SIM card phone numbers are at all integrated with the dialing feature, i.e. they aren't in the list when you start dialing, only the contacts from the address book are.

This phone is a work and personal phone for me (so I only have to carry one device) but I am finding it a bit of a challenge to keep the two separate. Any answers to these questions are appreciated along with any other tips, tricks and advice anyone in the same boat may have.

Thx
Offline  
Old 01-22-2007, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8100
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

bump
Offline  
Old 01-22-2007, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Jifffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Montreal
Model: 8100
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 77
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Have you received an answer ? .... I too would like to access some of the numbers on my SIM card. Please advise - Thanks !
__________________
Live everyday like its your last - no regrets !!!
Offline  
Old 01-22-2007, 04:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
sman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Model: 8100
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 75
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The address book provides you with an option to filter between business and personal contacts.

select address book > menu > filter

You can classify each name as business or personal under the categories section for each contact. You can also classify contacts through outlook and then sync the updated information to your bb.

As for the outlook sync question, it's my understanding that all names in your address book will sync to your bb. But if you classify them between business and personal contacts, it shouldn't be a problem.

Remember, the SIM card only houses phone numbers and can't handle home or email addresses. I use the SIM card function in my address book solely to back-up my phone numbers in case my bb crashes. But being able to sync to your computer, you can back-up all of a persons contact info, not just the phone number, to your computer.
Offline  
Old 01-22-2007, 05:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: michigan
Model: 8100
Carrier: nextel
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

sman has it right. using the filters is the easiest way. i don't beleive there is another way. but it is kinda pain bc if you want to change filters you have to go in and unclick one and click the other. you can also keep em both checked though if you'd like
Offline  
Old 01-24-2007, 09:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8100
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

So if I just want to keep phone numbers of friends and family and don;t need a complete contact profile, either they still have to be added as contacts or they are on the SIM, which is buried - there is no easy way to access numbers thewre and quickly make a call.

Also, I don't really want all my personal numbers dumped into Outlook at work but that is exactly what is happening.
Offline  
Old 01-24-2007, 10:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
sman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Model: 8100
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 75
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

you could filter out the personal/family contacts during the sync. The desktop manager allows you to filter by field name. You could instruct the sync to only pull business contacts, labeled as business under the "category" field". Simply open the desktop manager > synchronize > configuration tab > configure sync. Highlight address book field and click on the configure button at the bottom left corner and select advanced settings. Choose the filter tab and create a new filter.

This should only pull names that have "business" in the category field every time you sync.
Offline  
Old 01-24-2007, 11:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8100
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks sman, I will give that a try. As my company uses wireless sync, will these settings apply for that as well? I added some contacts to the BB and they appeared almost immediately in Outlook.
Offline  
Old 01-24-2007, 11:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
sman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Model: 8100
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 75
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I don't know about BES since I don't use it, but I'd be surprised if you couldn't filter categories as you can on BIS.
Offline  
Old 01-24-2007, 12:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8100
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

This does not work for me. I just set up a new filter and then added a personal contact. It immediately appeared in Outlook. As it's wireless sync, it seems you cannot apply those filters through Desktop Manager; they are for wired sync only I guess.

This is a real inconvenience because there is no way to keep my personal contacts out of my work Outlook and by storing personal phone numers on the SIM card, it is a pain to actually get to them and place a call.
Offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 07:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
churchill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: seattle
Model: 8320
PIN: 2423A5E5
Carrier: tmobile
Posts: 100
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've searched a bit but not come up with this specific answer--how do you copy phone #'s from your address book onto your sim card?
Offline  
Old 04-05-2007, 01:24 AM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: 7520
Carrier: Telus
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I think I know what you're trying to do, and I'm trying to do the same thing...

You want to keep your WORK contacts separate from your PERSONAL contacts. However, because your BB is on your company's BES, anything you add to your address book gets sync'd to your company's Exchange server.

I've been looking at how to do this for the longest time and I can't find anything.
Offline  
Old 04-09-2007, 09:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
netPOSER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: 9800
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 210
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by churchill
I've searched a bit but not come up with this specific answer--how do you copy phone #'s from your address book onto your sim card?
Anyone figure out how to do this yet?
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Rare Vintage K&M AC Voltage Regulator Box 120 MAX Television & Radio Ham
$25.0
Rare Vintage K&M AC Voltage Regulator Box 120 MAX Television & Radio Ham  pictureNEW 1PCS MC68882FN33A PLCC-68 FPU Math Coprocessor Chip Apple Mac Amiga Vintage
$11.35
NEW 1PCS MC68882FN33A PLCC-68 FPU Math Coprocessor Chip Apple Mac Amiga Vintage pictureVintage Mac Tools Offset Slotted Screwdriver OD2 USA
$23.75
Vintage Mac Tools Offset Slotted Screwdriver OD2 USA pictureVintage 1/2" Drive MAC VUI 166T 6 Point Impact Swivel Socket
$11.95
Vintage 1/2VINTAGE MAC X8R 3/8 DRIVE ROUND HEAD RATCHET Working fine
$19.83
VINTAGE MAC X8R 3/8 DRIVE ROUND HEAD RATCHET Working fine picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.