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    Hi,

    One of my salespeople has dropped his blackberry and cracked the liquid crystal. He will be using a phone temporarily until we get it replaced so i need to transfer his contacts from the blackberry onto the SIM Card so he doesn't have to write them all down.

    Is there any way to do this?

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    Does he use Desktop Manager? He could do a backup of his data AND sync with whatever contact management software you guys use (i.e. Outlook, Lotus Notes, etc...)
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    I believe the 8800 will only let you create new entries into the SIM Card (I have T-mobile SIM) but it won't let you transfer from the address book into the SIM. I've tried to figure that out myself - ended up having to write down all my address and reloading - hadn't backed up my info on the DM.
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    Thanks, he has done it all manually - i don't think he'll break his new one after this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannahc View Post
    Thanks, he has done it all manually - i don't think he'll break his new one after this!
    hey guys! i know i'm too late here and sorry. but you actually can do it. ijust finished with mine. but you gotta do it 1 number at a time. You view thw contact, then pull up the menu, scroll to the top the select "Copy to SIM Phonebook"
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    Thanks so much for that tip! Very helpful. I've just done this and it's actually really easy, but I had trouble at first so wanted to point something out in case someone else runs into the same issue. When you go into one of your individual contacts, make sure that the cursor is on the line with the phone number (not the email). If your cursor is on the email line, the menu will NOT show the "Copy to SIM Phone Book" option. Just so happened that my first contact had an email address, so I was a little perplexed as to why my bb didn't seem to have this copy to SIM option...
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    Thanks, I had been wanting to do ■his myself and tried everything except open the contact and clicking on the line with the phone numer.

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    I'm doing this as we speak. Thanks for the tips. It's a bit tedious, but I'm sure it'll pay off... somehow.
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    I have about 1,000 phone book entries. Since these are marketed as business phones, I am guessing that is maybe a bit high but not atypical. i.e.- most people have more than 10 or 20 contacts.

    There has to be a better way than one at a time.

    I do back up so the numbers could be restored to a new phone, but this is a big part of why the SIM cards are there!
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    Easiest would be to synchronise or back up with your computer through Desktop manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talira View Post
    hey guys! i know i'm too late here and sorry. but you actually can do it. ijust finished with mine. but you gotta do it 1 number at a time. You view thw contact, then pull up the menu, scroll to the top the select "Copy to SIM Phonebook"
    After soing this should I see the numbers on the SIM card? Because when I look, I don't see the number I copied. Is there an option that I may not have on for writing to the SIM card. Love this idea for backing up numbers, but need to understand more I guess. Thanks.
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    quick note, on the 7100i i had to load the SIM phonebook first before the option appeared in the menu, then all i had to do was highlight the name, bring up the menu and choose Copy to SIM Phonebook.

    dont know if its like this on all phones and/or SIMs, but i seem to be limited in the number of characters i can use for the name of the contact when saving it on the SIM. is this normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talira View Post
    hey guys! i know i'm too late here and sorry. but you actually can do it. ijust finished with mine. but you gotta do it 1 number at a time. You view thw contact, then pull up the menu, scroll to the top the select "Copy to SIM Phonebook"


    this works although very tedious. and i think it's the ONLY WAY to copy contacts from ur phone to sim. thanks a lot.
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    this, i believe, is the way to do it with most BlackBerry Devices. kinda tedious indeed but ...I hope this has been addressed in OS 6
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    Too bad it is so difficult. I would just use my blackberry protect or DM to restore but I'm switching to a non-BlackBerry phone for a while due to damage to my BlackBerry.

    I guess RIM figured nobody would want an easy way to switch to non-BlackBerry devices.

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    i always sync between BB & Gmail , after login to this gmail account via phone (such as nokia) and sync back again , now we can copy easily to Sim
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannahc View Post
    hi,

    one of my salespeople has dropped his blackberry and cracked the liquid crystal. He will be using a phone temporarily until we get it replaced so i need to transfer his contacts from the blackberry onto the sim card so he doesn't have to write them all down.

    Is there any way to do this?

    Thanks
    hannah
    contacts form bb can be moved from BLACKBERRY to another smart phone with bluetooth.. You choose: Send contats to another phone and thats it
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    Default Re: Transferring contacts from Blackberry to SIM Card

    I have a Blacberry Curve and it does not display any function to transfer contact to sim card or to a Blackberry Storm

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