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Syncing Android Contacts With GMail

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. phandroid

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    When you get a new phone - or a new service provider for that matter - one of the most annoying things in the world is making sure your contacts are up to date. The Official Google Mobile Blog made a post today explaining how Android syncs your contacts with GMail to ensure the most [...]

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  2. Huey Freeman

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    But is there any easy way yo get my sidekick contacts to my G1.. I've seen no light at the end of that tunnel..
     
  3. Cryptic79

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    Can't you just take them over on the SIM card?
     
  4. Huey Freeman

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    Yea I suppose.. but thats annoying as hell when u have contacts with multiple numbers.. they all save individually. Will they consolidate once they've been transfered to the new phone?
     
  5. gtd3

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    I doubt it, iv had trouble tranfering with outlook because of that. and especially when your transferring from a SIM
     
  6. GODMODE

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    what I have done with my sidekick is, a year ago I dished out the money for the SYNC program. Sync it with my OUTLOOK, then export as a CSV file. I do this will the calendar as well. Gmail supports the outlook formats for CSV, so it works pretty well.
     
  7. Mrqwebb2

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    I did this already because I have outlook... Only problem is it doesn't save roughly half of the names I had so I had to individually cross check every number saved with it's name from outlook :(
     
  8. Huey Freeman

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    Yea I have the sidekick sync program as well.. it seems like there really is no good way to do this.. which blows.

    I dont understand why tmo cant just zap my contacts to a new phone.. they have them saved on the sidekick server
     
  9. spasg1

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    i have the sidekick aswell, only difference is that i started moving my contacts to gmail 2 weeks ago little by little every now and then when i had time. I did it by logging into mytmobile.com and as you know they have the Desktop Interface. I had that on one window and gmail contacts on another so i copied & pasted all my contacts from the SK DI to gmail. It was a bit of a hassle but starting early payed off =)
     

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