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  1. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    Last year I bought a Key2. Used it a couple of months, got frustrated, sold it and went back to the Classic. Then in April of this year I got jealous of my friends shiney new Samsung 10s and bought one. Tonight I pulled out the SIM card and put it in the old Classic just for fun, and now I am seriously thinking about just using the Classic again. There is something magical about this damn phone.
    08-15-19 08:57 PM
  2. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    Last year I bought a Key2. Used it a couple of months, got frustrated, sold it and went back to the Classic. Then in April of this year I got jealous of my friends shiney new Samsung 10s and bought one. Tonight I pulled out the SIM card and put it in the old Classic just for fun, and now I am seriously thinking about just using the Classic again. There is something magical about this damn phone.
    Welcome back John! Let us know if you need any help getting back into the swing of things with apps, setup, etc. Happy to have you back in the BB10 ranks!
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    08-15-19 09:04 PM
  3. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    I noticed none of my contacts came through when I moved the SIM card from the Samsung to the classic. Is there a workaround for this?
    08-15-19 10:22 PM
  4. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    I noticed none of my contacts came through when I moved the SIM card from the Samsung to the classic. Is there a workaround for this?
    Please forgive the question John, but just to double-check: are you certain the contacts were stored on the SIM card? Samsung Galaxy phones (and Android phones in general) tend to store contacts in uncertain places so I just want to make sure we're confident that they are on the SIM card and not stored locally on the Samsung device, etc.

    Also, in the event we are sure, have you double-checked the Classic's Contacts app to make sure you're looking at the SIM card and not just Local Contacts?
    08-15-19 10:26 PM
  5. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    Actually Im not certain. I will replace the sim and make sure all the contacts are stored there
    08-15-19 10:47 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy phones (and Android phones in general) tend to store contacts in uncertain places
    Actually, they store them exactly where you choose to store them.
    08-15-19 10:51 PM
  7. conite's Avatar
    Actually Im not certain. I will replace the sim and make sure all the contacts are stored there
    SIM cards only hold basic contact info, so don't use that.

    Just make sure they are all in the cloud - Google or outlook.com. Then you can simply sync to them on your Classic.
    Last edited by conite; 08-15-19 at 11:05 PM.
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    08-15-19 10:54 PM
  8. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    SIM cards only hold basic contact info, so don't use that.

    Just make sure they are all in the cloud - Google or outlook.com. Then you can simply sync to them on your Classic.
    Or he could do as he likes and transfer them to the SIM, if he prefers to store them there.
    08-15-19 11:07 PM
  9. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    Actually, they store them exactly where you choose to store them.
    For techy people like you and I, that is correct. For average users, Android is well-known to store things in places they did not specifically choose to store them.
    08-15-19 11:07 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    Android is well-known to store things in places they did not specifically choose to store them.
    How so?
    08-15-19 11:20 PM
  11. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    How so?
    Default settings in Contacts apps and/or automatic syncing settings in Accounts. Google and Samsung try to be "helpful" by making people's choices for them, and since they can still see contacts they are unaware of where they are actually stored unless or until they switch devices.
    08-15-19 11:25 PM
  12. conite's Avatar
    Default settings in Contacts apps and/or automatic syncing settings in Accounts. Google and Samsung try to be "helpful" by making people's choices for them, and since they can still see contacts they are unaware of where they are actually stored unless or until they switch devices.
    Ah. So exactly like BB10 and iOS.
    08-15-19 11:26 PM
  13. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    Ah. So exactly like BB10 and iOS.
    Somewhat like iOS. BB10 contacts are quite clear where they're stored, and there are no default settings in the same way there are with iOS and Android which hide their location.
    08-15-19 11:29 PM
  14. conite's Avatar
    Somewhat like iOS. BB10 contacts are quite clear where they're stored, and there are no default settings in the same way there are with iOS and Android which hide their location.
    This is not accurate. BB10 contacts are no less prone to trouble.
    08-15-19 11:30 PM
  15. saint300's Avatar
    Just my 2 cents here. When I originally wanted to import contacts from my (then) Xperia to my Classic, I did this by using my gmail account. At first, it didn't work. In the end, it did.

    Of course it's much easier to transfer contacts from one BB10 device to another similar one using Device Switch, although this is something totally different.
    08-17-19 11:27 AM
  16. Ragbert's Avatar
    If you have an app on your Samsung (or can install one) which will export your Contacts to a csv file, you can save that file in the cloud, and then import it to your Classic using ContactsImEx, a free BB10 app still found in BBW. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst...ntent/37102894

    I noticed none of my contacts came through when I moved the SIM card from the Samsung to the classic. Is there a workaround for this?


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    08-17-19 12:13 PM
  17. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    I noticed none of my contacts came through when I moved the SIM card from the Samsung to the classic. Is there a workaround for this?
    When I transfer between my Passport and Apple or Key two and yes a Classic I use media mushroom click the box for contacts and poof I have them. If you need help just let me know.
    08-17-19 12:49 PM

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