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Fed up with Sync, it just doesn't work!

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  1. mred2000

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    I have the HTC Hero on Orange, got the new version of Sync a few weeks back and I just can't get it working, now, when I want it to. The previous version was just as bad, really... It seems to be a running issue with a lot of users, though.

    Is there an alternative? Is there a way of converting my Outlook contacts that are on the phone into Google contacts so I don't have to deal with Sync at all?




    What with this, plus the new Sync not working with my Outlook 2003 when I DID have it working plus the phone recently not notifying me of new voicemail over a 2 week period (which cost me a job interview), I'm seriously considering ditching the phone. Too many things keep going wrong! :(
     

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    I just use google, it auto-syncs, for contacts, calendars, tasks, it's alot smoother plus you don't have to do anything for it to sync :)
     
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    I use Google for calendars (since syncing Outlook with Google Calendar) but am now looking at converting my outlook contacts into Google... My only issue would be there are a load of contacts already in Google that I wouldn't want on the phone...
     
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    It is always a hassle to have to sync different parts of your phone in different places! Have you looked into trying to sync through an application?

    There are tons of applications out there to help you sync and backup your phone...

    The Free MIQ application could be a good option! You just download the application and it syncs all your contacts, calender events, texts, photos ect. to a private cloud account on the web. You can go online to send texts from your computer or manage your phone. (add contacts which immediately push to your phone.) Pretty cool! If you get a new phone you just log in to the app and all data is restored...

    Hope that serves as a good option for you to check out! good luck!
     
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    Export your Outlook contacts to a CSV file, then go to Google Mail via your browser and import that file. If required you can then delete the Outlook contacts from your handset, or simply hide them so as they don't display in People.
     
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