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General Using BitPim to transfer your phonebook and contacts.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TDianna, May 5, 2010.

  1. TDianna

    TDianna Well-Known Member
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    Way back when I had a LG dare and I used BitPim to transfer my phone book and contacts over and it was simple (even with bluetooth) without using a Google account. So what I am asking is this possible to use BitPim v.1.07?
    Has anyone tried?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. butthead007

    butthead007 Well-Known Member
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    I have to work?
    BITPIM won't work as it is really geared for non-smartphones.

    Are you trying to get your contacts onto your device or just looking to backup? Check out an app called lookout for backing up info.
     
  3. smacky

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    I think it's kinda dumb we don't have something similar to what Blackberries have for backing stuff up.
     
  4. scrubs

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    I'm not sure what to tell you if you really don't want have your contacts in a google account. I don't know of an easy way to import them. It's a shame that the Verizon backup service doesn't work with Android.

    If you're willing to use Google, what I did (previously had an LG vx8350) was sync my old phone contacts to the verizon website contact backup service. Then, export those contacts from the verizon site as a CSV file. Then, in your g-mail contacts, just import the CSV file. I had to clean up a few things, but it really worked fairly well. Then, when my Eris arrived, all my contacts were synced at startup.
     
  5. TDianna

    TDianna Well-Known Member
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    Just contacts...
     
  6. Optimus

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    I have a brew phone I switch to sometimes...I am able to sync it with my droid by importing my google calendar/contacts into it. Your phone syncs with your google account so you can go to the site and export them to MS office compatible formats.
     
  7. MOS95B

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    The problem with Sync is you have to be using Outlook or Express. Blech!!
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