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  1. #1
    P.Schuman
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    We have a couple of Virgin Mobile phones that we have for low usage.
    Wanted to load them with our old contacts list.
    Tried a data cable... but phones are crippled, and it doesn't work.

    SO - Virgin Mobile has this new offering (as does US Cellular)
    to upload/download your entries to a server for review, adds, changes on the
    website.

    OK - I tried it -
    At least for me, it is not "reliable".
    Something is amiss in the data transfer, as I have about 90 entries,
    but not all of them get downloaded to the phone...
    I can see "some" of the data transfer by the top of screen "data arrow" icons
    blinking.
    But - they blink & quit.... or blink back and forth, and then quit... it's like
    watching a modem

    First, I tried erasing all entries on the phone for a clean slate each time - no
    difference.
    Then only handful transfer... then next try I get more, then the same, etc

    SO, as a backup for re-loading entries onto the phone, it fails to completely
    restore.

    Wonder if anyone else has tried this Contact Vault from Virgin Mobile ?





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  2. #2
    Michael Paris
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    Re: VirginMobile: Contact Vault for saving entries


    "P.Schuman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > We have a couple of Virgin Mobile phones that we have for low usage.
    > Wanted to load them with our old contacts list.
    > Tried a data cable... but phones are crippled, and it doesn't work.
    >
    > SO - Virgin Mobile has this new offering (as does US Cellular)
    > to upload/download your entries to a server for review, adds, changes on
    > the
    > website.
    >
    > OK - I tried it -
    > At least for me, it is not "reliable".
    > Something is amiss in the data transfer, as I have about 90 entries,
    > but not all of them get downloaded to the phone...
    > I can see "some" of the data transfer by the top of screen "data arrow"
    > icons
    > blinking.
    > But - they blink & quit.... or blink back and forth, and then quit... it's
    > like
    > watching a modem
    >
    > First, I tried erasing all entries on the phone for a clean slate each
    > time - no
    > difference.
    > Then only handful transfer... then next try I get more, then the same, etc
    >
    > SO, as a backup for re-loading entries onto the phone, it fails to
    > completely
    > restore.
    >
    > Wonder if anyone else has tried this Contact Vault from Virgin Mobile ?


    Another outstanding reason to use GSM.




  3. #3
    P.Schuman
    Guest

    Re: VirginMobile: Contact Vault for saving entries


    "Michael Paris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "P.Schuman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > We have a couple of Virgin Mobile phones that we have for low usage.
    > > Wanted to load them with our old contacts list.
    > > Tried a data cable... but phones are crippled, and it doesn't work.
    > >
    > > SO - Virgin Mobile has this new offering (as does US Cellular)
    > > to upload/download your entries to a server for review, adds, changes on
    > > the
    > > website.
    > >
    > > OK - I tried it -
    > > At least for me, it is not "reliable".
    > > Something is amiss in the data transfer, as I have about 90 entries,
    > > but not all of them get downloaded to the phone...
    > > I can see "some" of the data transfer by the top of screen "data arrow"
    > > icons
    > > blinking.
    > > But - they blink & quit.... or blink back and forth, and then quit... it's
    > > like
    > > watching a modem
    > >
    > > First, I tried erasing all entries on the phone for a clean slate each
    > > time - no
    > > difference.
    > > Then only handful transfer... then next try I get more, then the same, etc
    > >
    > > SO, as a backup for re-loading entries onto the phone, it fails to
    > > completely
    > > restore.
    > >
    > > Wonder if anyone else has tried this Contact Vault from Virgin Mobile ?

    >
    > Another outstanding reason to use GSM.
    >

    what you really mean - is having a SIM card -
    except, if you loose the phone (and SIM card)
    you're in the same boat with no "external" backup.





  4. #4
    Michael Paris
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    Re: VirginMobile: Contact Vault for saving entries


    "> what you really mean - is having a SIM card -
    > except, if you loose the phone (and SIM card)
    > you're in the same boat with no "external" backup.
    >

    True, but if the phone is hosed or you get a new one, all ya have do to is
    change phones and all your contacts are good.

    Be that as it may, I have suggested people visiting from europe, who don't
    have unlocked phones, or wish for a cheapie phone for a US visit, to just
    get a low end Virgin M. phone and use it while they are here, Sprints
    network is good, and for the most part they're in cities or in tourist
    areas where coverage is excellent, and for the most part its cheaper then
    ATT's goPhones and more or less similar and slightly less then TM.




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