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Old 09-01-2009, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I had to reinstall my OS from a corrupt OS. And I lost some of my newly added contacts.

I came from a Motorola phone so all the formatting was different. Mobile, home, work, and other numbers werent bundled together like in the BB. It took me HOURS to bundle all my numbers into each contact. My contacts were a MESS coming from a Motorola to a Blackberry phone.

Once I edit my contacts and add new ones how do I make sure EVERYTHING is CURRENT and SAVED to my SIM card??

Is there a way to SAVE ALL to SIM feature on the BB?
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Nope.
Been asked many times. Most people sync their BlackBerry with Outlook. More should take backups using Desktop Manager!
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re: SIM Contacts

Be aware - SIM contacts only hold 1 phone number and 1 email address per contact. If you have multiple numbers for a contact, the SIM contact will drop all but the first number.
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Sorry I'm old fashioned this is my first so called Smart Phone.

So where do you guys store all your contacts at?

Can I input all my contacts with emails, etc on GMAIL? And export these contacts to my Blackberry?

What is the most popular way to store Contacts?
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Most popular method would probably have to be Outlook. You could use Google synch, but I'm not too familiar with that.
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Sorry I'm old fashioned this is my first so called Smart Phone.

So where do you guys store all your contacts at?

Can I input all my contacts with emails, etc on GMAIL? And export these contacts to my Blackberry?

What is the most popular way to store Contacts?
Yes Google sync will do that. There used to be some bugs with it, like certain numbers duplicating or categories dropping. But I've accidentally left it on when I installed it and I didn't see any problems. Check Google forums if there's any update on problems.

m.google.com and it's one of the programs there.

Also Yahoo can sync through Desktop Manager.
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What if the only place I have contacts saved is on my Blackberry.

I usually input my contacts into my Blackberry ONLY and not any of my email programs such as yahoo, gmail, etc.

Is there anyone to export them say onto a USB drive to save them? Or just save them on my computer somewhere? Is there a export contact feature on the Blackberry?

Kinda like when export your bookmarks from IE or Firefox.. Is there such feature for contact on a BB?

I dont use Outlook for personal use.. just at work.
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Always backup and/or sync! The SIM card is not a viable backup solution. SIM phonebook support is there to allow you to import numbers that you had saved on your SIM on your prior phone. Once you're on the BB you need to backup/sync your phonebook (all data, for that matter) with a PC.

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Is there anyone to export them say onto a USB drive to save them? Or just save them on my computer somewhere? Is there a export contact feature on the Blackberry?

Kinda like when export your bookmarks from IE or Firefox.. Is there such feature for contact on a BB?

I dont use Outlook for personal use.. just at work.
I'd highly recommend Outlook. It syncs very well (via Desktop Manager) with the BB's address book, calendar, memo pad and tasks. However, you can also use the ASCII importer/exporter (one of the sync options) if you just want a text file with your contact data.

If you just want a backup you can use the Backup utility in Desktop Manager either. Just be aware that you can only restore backups made with this utility to a BB. That is, unless you also purchase something like ABC Amber converter.

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