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how do you FWD contact info?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Joewoowoo, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Joewoowoo

    Joewoowoo Well-Known Member
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    So a friend asks you for Joe blows phone number, how do you fwd it to them without having to memorize it and manually type it in.

    Thx in advance
    Joe
     

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  2. magnus

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    I don't think you can text it to them.
    If you have a contact that has ONLY facebook info, then you can't share it for some reason.

    But if you have google contacts or merged contacts, you can share By contacts-> Share -> Gmail.

    If you have bluetooth file transfer installed you can share it that way as well

    Hope this helps
     
  3. Manderley

    Manderley New Member
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    our favorite way to do this uses barcodes. My roommate and I both have Droids. We both have the app Barcode Scanner installed. If we need to share a contact, just go to the contact and use the menu button to choose share. It brings up a choice to share via Barcode Scanner or Gmail. We choose Barcode Scanner and it creates a barcode. Use the other Droid's barcode scanner software to read the code off the first Droid and it will put it in their contacts! Very neat! We use it for restaurants a lot to get the correct address so we can then navigate to it.
     
  4. Timaphillips

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    Barcode scanner works well. So does Bump. But the problem is that both users have to have the same program for it to work. I think the best way is to share the google contact via Gmail as said above. I assume you could email the contact through a file manager such as Astro as well through email if you don't use Gmail.

    Just now I tested texting and emailing a contact to someone with no luck. When you hit the "attach" option in both programs, contacts do not show up. The outrageous part is that when I tried using email, I could only attach a picture. I had more options when using a text message.
     
  5. tsaunders

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    You can always "edit" the contact and copy and paste the number into a text message.
     
  6. Timaphillips

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    Haha. Probably the most tried and true way of doing it. It's funny how anyone with an "app phone," is always looking beyond the way that always works for something involving an app. Guilty as charged.
     
  7. Tim K

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    The Droid is great at sending vcf files. As mentioned, you can go to the contact and choose "share" and email the contact info.

    However....Droid is terrible at receiving vcf files. Through the gmail app its still got all the field titles listed, but at least you can read the content of the vcf file. On the other hand, the email app for POP is utterly useless considering the jibberish that results from opening the attached vcf files. And, there is no way to save the contact to your own contacts.
     

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