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Old 05-13-2006, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a BB 8700c. Very impressed with this device. I was able to figure out how to upload names from SIM Card...but, is it possible to save address book to SIM Card?
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I just purchased a BB 8700c. Very impressed with this device. I was able to figure out how to upload names from SIM Card...but, is it possible to save address book to SIM Card?
Why don't you just backup your address book on your computer or your laptop?
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats what i have been doing...just wanted SIM card to be up-to date..thanks
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was wondering the same thing. I would like the addresses to be saved on the SIM card so if I use another phone, all my recent numbers are there.
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I want to know this too because after an upgrade, I lost my entire (but not very big) address book list.
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i need to know this also
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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me too me too i'm jumping on the band wagon
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there is no way
it only goes from sim to BB
not BB to sim
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Every other phone gives you an option to save new numbers to the SIM card, why not Blackberry?
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You can save numbers but not addresses to the SIM.
Go to Address Book, go to the contact that you want to save.
Click the wheel and select view..
scroll to the phone number, click the wheel, copy to SIM should appear.
PRESTO, you have saved a number to your SIM.

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Old 05-13-2006, 11:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Okay...well here's a weird one....

My Cingular SIM already has numbers on it...for example, "Check bill balance", "Check my minutes", etc. How do I delete these from my SIM? There is no option to delete. I have 4.1 so I don't know if this has something to do with the OS. The only options I have when I am viewing my SIM phone book are new, call, SMS, add to address, copy or close.
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You can save numbers but not addresses to the SIM.
Go to Address Book, go to the contact that you want to save.
Click the wheel and select view..
scroll to the phone number, click the wheel, copy to SIM should appear.
PRESTO, you have saved a number to your SIM.
Well that does work, I wish there was a more direct way of doing it. For now I'll keep doing that, thanks.
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is this the only way !!! that sux lol I have to do it 343 times AAGHHHHHHH

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You can save numbers but not addresses to the SIM.
Go to Address Book, go to the contact that you want to save.
Click the wheel and select view..
scroll to the phone number, click the wheel, copy to SIM should appear.
PRESTO, you have saved a number to your SIM.
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I just purchased a BB 8700c. Very impressed with this device. I was able to figure out how to upload names from SIM Card...but, is it possible to save address book to SIM Card?

How did you import phone contacts from the sim card of yr phone ?::
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How did you import phone contacts from the sim card of yr phone ?::
go to address book click wheel
choose sim phone book
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HERE YOU GO PEOPLE

Address Book allows you to import data from a Blackberry once it's been converted to a text(txt) file.


Available space: 600 total entries
Usage statistics: Total entries used - 0 of 600
Extended entries used - 0 of 200


Follow the procedure below to create the export file.


Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
Double click on the Intellisync icon to open.
Click the Configure PIM button. The Handheld Configuration window will open.
Highlight the Address Book application from the list in the left window and Click the Choose button.
From the Available Translators list select ASCII Importer/Exporter.
Select the Export radio button under Operation options.
Enter a Filename for the new file that will be created. Ensure that the ".txt" extension remains on the filename.
Click Browse to identify a location in which to save the file.
Click OK on the Choose Translator window.
On the Handheld Configuration window select the Configure dropdown and choose Advanced Settings.
Click Field Mappings.
Scroll to the bottom of the field list so that the Direct Connect field is visible under the Handheld column.
In the right hand column drag the User Defined 4 export field down to be across from Direct Connect. There should be a two-way arrow between Direct Connect and User Defined 4. This denotes that data in the export file under the User Defined 4 heading will be imported as the Direct Connect number.
Click OK on the Field Mappings for Address Book window.
Click OK on the Advanced Settings for Address Book window.
Click OK on the Handheld Configuration window.
Click Synchronize now on the Intellisync window.
Close the Intellisync window
Click the Browse button to find the newly created text file. It will appear in the field to the left of the Browse button.
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Okay, so you got all your entries out to an text file (ASCII delimited). How do you then import those entries back to your SIM card? Am I missing something obvious here?
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this was done through the mynextel address book at www.nextel.com

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Okay, so you got all your entries out to an text file (ASCII delimited). How do you then import those entries back to your SIM card? Am I missing something obvious here?
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Originally Posted by taeisme
You can save numbers but not addresses to the SIM.
Go to Address Book, go to the contact that you want to save.
Click the wheel and select view..
scroll to the phone number, click the wheel, copy to SIM should appear.
PRESTO, you have saved a number to your SIM.
So does this mean the Name AND the number or just the number ?
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Ignore last idiotic post- Sorry haven't had the daily dose of caffine yet.
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