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Old 10-02-2008, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how do i do it?
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Open your Address Book, view a contact. Put your BB cursor over a number > Menu > Copy to Sim Card...

One at a time.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That is super GHeTTO
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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SIM Cards hold a simple name and phone number. The BlackBerry was designed to sync to a computer.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Since your post asked the question of how to do it, it was answered.

You didn't state your end-use need, didn't ask if there were alternatives. You got what you asked for.

Real ghEtoo way to post.

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Old 10-03-2008, 02:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is super GHeTTO
The solution you're really looking for probably involves syncing to a PC as the BB was designed. Trying to transfer contacts via the SIM is "ghetto" anyway since the SIM phone book can only hold one number and one name per entry (meaning that you'll lose every other bit of data for your contacts).
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Since your post asked the question of how to do it, it was answered.

You didn't state your end-use need, didn't ask if there were alternatives. You got what you asked for.

Real ghEtoo way to post.
so you're saying there's an alternative way to move all the phone numbers to the sim card?
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Nope. I'm saying there are alternative ways of moving your information IF you have another end need--such as changing to another BlackBerry.

You could do a Desktop Manager > Backup; or you could sync to Outlook
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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What he's saying is that the sim card is a poor way to move all your numbers from the BB to another device. I use it as just a small backup set of numbers in case I have to temporarily put my sim in another phone.

The sim card will only hold one phone number per name. It won't hold several numbers per name. It won't hold any address info, email info, etc. It has to be done one number at a time and can take quite a while. Everyone is suggesting that you sync the BB with Outlook (or another app) then you can sync Outlook with another device. That's probably the best way to move your entire address book to a new device. If you're moving to another BB device you can simply do a backup of the old device and restore to a new device. Or you can use the Switch Device Wizard.
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You can always drill it down with Dekart sim card reader & software...
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That might make it easier to type new numbers in it but I don't really see the benefit of that for moving phone numbers to the sim.
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That might make it easier to type new numbers in it but I don't really see the benefit of that for moving phone numbers to the sim.
I use this at work and migrate users from cell phones to BB and BB to cell. It give more control over the address book and control of the sim card when you need this. You can use a GUI with cut and paste.

There has been times when standing in line at At&t and asking for help with sim card address books when there were issues with the BB not reading the sim card that I asked why am I standing in line?

This will allow you to manage GSM, Nextel and other sim cards where you can't just copy as the BB does not like your old cell sim.

Disclaimer: This was offered as a potential solution. Your mileage may vary
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i dont see the option to copy contacts from my address book to my simcard or am i just missin it? i have a tmobile 8320, os v4.5.0.81 or maybe im just missin it ALOT. lol
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Open a contact entry. Put the cursor on the number you want to transfer. Then hit the menu key and select copy to sim card. You will get the name and that one number only.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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thanks johnclark. it was bugging me out. i could of swore i did it b4 but thanks appreciate the fast response. yea i see it now lol
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Welcome to the GHetTo or whatever.
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