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Old 03-15-2005, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just activated a Nextel Blackberry 7520 and am desperately trying to transfer my contacts (300+) from my Nextel i205 to my 7520. I'm pretty clueless on how the vast majority of the phone's features work thus far, but am trying. Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just recieved my Blackberry 7520 as well 1 week and a half ago and Nextel told me that my contacts couldn't be transferred from my Motorola phone to my Rim blackberry just because it's not in the same line. But someone may have a way around this in the forum somewhere. Good Luck though cause 300 contacts is alot of work all over again.
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Well, if that's the case I'll be handing (no, make that throwing) the 7520 back at the salesman who promised me this was no problem. Of course, now he seems to have no idea how to do it.
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, if that's the case I'll be handing (no, make that throwing) the 7520 back at the salesman who promised me this was no problem. Of course, now he seems to have no idea how to do it.
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Old 03-15-2005, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmmm... do you have a data cable? You could try to import your phone book into this app: http://idenphones.motorola.com/iden/...ookManager.exe

Then see if you can export the data into a CSV or something, and import via whatever desktop PIM software you use... worth a shot! I only had to type in the DC#s when I converted from my i730 to 7520... good luck!
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Smile Here is the key...

Do you have Motorola RSS software?
Do you have a data cable (for your i205)

(if you don't, you’ll need it! goto www.howardforums.com and study up [you can download it there too!])

You’ll need to register on their forum to download, but it’s free! (donate if you want down the line…) Then, search until you find rss software.

Install RSS software, and ‘read SIM’

Cut or Copy all data from "phone list"

Open MS Excel
Paste data to a spreadsheet file.
Save as Comma Delimited

Open MS Outlook
Import Address from "another address book" (you may need your Office Disk because that converter doesn’t automatically install when you initially installed MS Office to your PC)Select comma delimited "Microsoft"

Define mapped fields, drag and drop alias, mobile, work, other, radio etc. to the corresponding fields in Outlook. Finish.

Then verify contacts look accurate in contacts. (MS Outlook)

Sync your BB using the BB desktop software.

(Although this method is a bit time consuming, try retyping a falcon sims 600 contact s over by hand to a blackberry, this will save you hours!)

If this tutorial is not detailed enough, reply as necessary

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Taken from HoFo:

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first, use phonebook manager to create a .mdf backup of you phonebook.

USe Excel to open the file, (its a Access database type) and follow the coversion ooptions.

Once open in excel, save as a .csv file.

NOW, open Outlook 2003, import file option and choose the file.

it will import the phonebook into your outlook contatcs folder.

edit the outlook phonebook so everything looks the way you want it on the BB.

use the BB desktop manager to import the Outlook contacts into the BB address book. SYNCH.

Thats how I did it today, so I know it works.. NOT a pretty process, but it works.

remember, the bb stores info on the phone, not the sim.
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This all seems waaay to involved and complicated. Shouldn't be this hard. I'm not a computer newbie, but much of what's been posted here is beyond me. Maybe this phone is just too much for me to deal with.
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Dude, all it is is pulling down data from your old phone, putting it into a standard format and then uploading it. Easy as A-B-C. The only complicated part is 1. You need a data cable for your phone and B. You need the software to talk with the phone. You may want to reconsider your PDA/Phone choice if this is too complex...
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I am not exactly sure of the steps to transfer from a motorola phone to a blackberry for Nextel, but basically, if you have net service, you should have to transfer your phone book to Nextel.com and from there send it to outlook on your computer and when you sync up it should be there.
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Okay, I followed the steps outlined in one of the messages above and it worked. It wasn't a pretty process at all and was waaay more work than it should have been, but it did work.

Thanks for the tips. You all obviously know a whole lot more than the folks at the Nextel dealership...and the folks at Nextel Tech Support.
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You all obviously know a whole lot more than the folks at the Nextel dealership...and the folks at Nextel Tech Support.
That is true, and is the case 90% of the time.
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