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Old 01-17-2006, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Blackberry 7290 (Cingular), but am getting a newer model later today. Since I've had my 7290, I've added and edited quite a large number of contacts.

I've been looking and looking, but can't find a way to transfer all of my contacts onto my SIM card. I lost the user guide during a recent move, and don't feel like sitting on the phone for half an hour with Cingular Customer Support if I can help it.

Anyone got a quick answer? Thanks.

(Couldn't find this thread anywhere else, either. I searched).
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why not install Desktop Manager and do a Backup from the old BB and a restore to the new BB.. No need to mess around with the SIM card.
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I did do a backup, but I would also like to have it on the SIM card. I won't keep this Blackberry forever, so one day it's going to need to be on the SIM. And I may... MAY, even get a Treo instead of a new BB today =/ We'll see.
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It's not possible to write to the SIM...it's read only in Blackberries.
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just in case I do get the Treo, is there anyway to convert the BB backup file to... well, whatever the Treo uses?
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The BB really doesn't use a SIM like a phone, the address book is stored internally not on a SIM. You can save SIM numbers to the addressbook, but I don't see a way to go the other direction.

I would suggest just syncing the BB to Outlook via a USB and Desktop Manager and then resyncing it to the new one. This will give you a good backup of your info too. I generally find it easier to maintain the address book on a PC and then just syncing it to the BB.

I believe there is software to sync outlook to a treo too, if you decide to go that direction.
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Alright, so... how do I sync my BB contacts into Outlook? Looked around in the help guide, didn't see anything. 'Intellisync' on the Desktop Manager is all I can find that looks remotely close, but it doesn't seem to do anything.
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Nevermind. Got it. Thanks guys!
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