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  1. #1
    P.Schuman
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    how do folks handle tranferring an ever growing & important phonebook
    to a new phone ??

    Over the years, I've always managed to purchase
    a vendor data cable + vendor software to download to a PC
    and then upload to a new phone - within the vendor family of phones.

    But this approach doesn't seem to be viable for a lot of phones....
    so - how do you backup, download, or transfer you phone's important data ??





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  2. #2
    BruceR
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    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones

    www.zyb.com does it free.

    P.Schuman wrote:
    > how do folks handle tranferring an ever growing & important phonebook
    > to a new phone ??
    >
    > Over the years, I've always managed to purchase
    > a vendor data cable + vendor software to download to a PC
    > and then upload to a new phone - within the vendor family of phones.
    >
    > But this approach doesn't seem to be viable for a lot of phones....
    > so - how do you backup, download, or transfer you phone's important
    > data ??






  3. #3
    Anon E. Muss
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    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones

    On Sat, 19 May 2007 14:57:33 -0500, "P.Schuman"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >how do folks handle tranferring an ever growing & important phonebook
    >to a new phone ??


    I make sure I only buy phones that allow me to SYNC with Microsoft's
    Outlook (e.g., Nokia smartphones [e.g., 3600, 6620 or Crackberries)

    >Over the years, I've always managed to purchase
    >a vendor data cable + vendor software to download to a PC
    >and then upload to a new phone - within the vendor family of phones.
    >
    >But this approach doesn't seem to be viable for a lot of phones....
    >so - how do you backup, download, or transfer you phone's important data ??


    I routinely SYNC and manage my contact on Outlook. When the new phone
    arrives, I make sure my contact/calendar is SYNCed with the PC. I
    then plug in the new phone and shoot the contents from the PC to the
    new phone.



  4. #4
    BruceR
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    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones



    Drumstick wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >> www.zyb.com does it free.
    >>
    >> P.Schuman wrote:
    >>> how do folks handle tranferring an ever growing & important
    >>> phonebook to a new phone ??
    >>>
    >>> Over the years, I've always managed to purchase
    >>> a vendor data cable + vendor software to download to a PC
    >>> and then upload to a new phone - within the vendor family of phones.
    >>>
    >>> But this approach doesn't seem to be viable for a lot of phones....
    >>> so - how do you backup, download, or transfer you phone's important
    >>> data ??

    >>
    >>
    >>

    > I use BitPim. I don't like the idea of anybody having my phone data
    > "online" someplace. Verizon is now backing up phonebooks for free but
    > I don't trust them either. My data may be no safer with me but at
    > least I know where it is...
    >
    > Drum--


    The ZYB solution is free and extremely easy. After one is done
    transferring, one could always delete the data and even close the
    account. For myself, I'm not worried about the security of the data
    since virtually all of the info can already be found in public
    phonebooks. It's not exactly a Janus List.





  5. #5
    George
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    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones

    BruceR wrote:

    >
    > The ZYB solution is free and extremely easy. After one is done
    > transferring, one could always delete the data and even close the
    > account. For myself, I'm not worried about the security of the data
    > since virtually all of the info can already be found in public
    > phonebooks. It's not exactly a Janus List.
    >
    >

    Maybe, but phonebooks are just lists. Your contacts and numbers are all
    related to you in some fashion. Knowledge is power.



  6. #6
    BruceR
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    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones



    George wrote:
    > BruceR wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> The ZYB solution is free and extremely easy. After one is done
    >> transferring, one could always delete the data and even close the
    >> account. For myself, I'm not worried about the security of the data
    >> since virtually all of the info can already be found in public
    >> phonebooks. It's not exactly a Janus List.
    >>
    >>

    > Maybe, but phonebooks are just lists. Your contacts and numbers are
    > all related to you in some fashion. Knowledge is power.


    True indeed but my life is an open book anyway. Digging into my
    phonebook would give boredom a whole new meaning and, while I wouldn't
    want to post it publicly, ZYB and the offerings from carriers and
    manufacturers seem pretty low risk.





  7. #7
    Todd H.
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    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones

    "P.Schuman" <[email protected]> writes:

    > how do folks handle tranferring an ever growing & important phonebook
    > to a new phone ??


    With Cingular (at&t) gsm it's pretty simple. Copy all your contacts
    to the SIM card from the old phone (SIM needn't even be activated
    still), pop sim in new phone. Done.

    If the new phone came with a new SIM, then copy contacts from the old
    SIM card to the phone, pop in new sim card, and decide if you want to
    copy from phone to SIM or not, and be on your merry way.

    --
    Todd H.
    http://toddh.net/



  8. #8
    Larry
    Guest

    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones

    "P.Schuman" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > But this approach doesn't seem to be viable for a lot of phones....
    > so - how do you backup, download, or transfer you phone's important
    > data ??
    >


    I pop into the Alltel store and ask one of the nice guys to save it to a
    floppy they give me for free. If I buy a new phone, they always plug both
    phones into a snake and transfer the phonebook with floppy copy for safe
    storage as part of the sale....

    Larry
    --
    Grade School Physics Factoid:
    A building cannot freefall into its own footprint without
    skilled demolition.



  9. #9
    Larry
    Guest

    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones

    "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in news:464f8647$0$1404
    [email protected]:

    > True indeed but my life is an open book anyway. Digging into my
    > phonebook would give boredom a whole new meaning and, while I wouldn't
    > want to post it publicly, ZYB and the offerings from carriers and
    > manufacturers seem pretty low risk.
    >
    >


    Did you guys know the American landline companies all store all your
    personal information with some company in ISRAEL?....OUT OF REACH of the
    Federal Government's laws protecting it?

    There was a YouTube documentary from some TV network about it, showing
    this unsecured building that has the phone records of the entire USA just
    sitting there.....and probably for sale for the right price.....

    The billing information and all are stored there so they can easily see
    who you called and who called you, too. Not sure if cellular carriers
    store their stuff there, too. It's a HUGE operation....

    Larry
    --
    Grade School Physics Factoid:
    A building cannot freefall into its own footprint without
    skilled demolition.



  10. #10
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones

    From your sig I can see that you're prone towards conspiracy theories
    (which is not a bad thing!) but this scenario seems a bit farfetched.
    If true, Isreal is probably one of the safest places but for what
    purpose? Telcos are not required to keep call call records for more than
    90 days and your account info is already on their servers locally.


    Larry wrote:
    > "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in news:464f8647$0$1404
    > [email protected]:
    >
    >> True indeed but my life is an open book anyway. Digging into my
    >> phonebook would give boredom a whole new meaning and, while I
    >> wouldn't want to post it publicly, ZYB and the offerings from
    >> carriers and manufacturers seem pretty low risk.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Did you guys know the American landline companies all store all your
    > personal information with some company in ISRAEL?....OUT OF REACH of
    > the Federal Government's laws protecting it?
    >
    > There was a YouTube documentary from some TV network about it, showing
    > this unsecured building that has the phone records of the entire USA
    > just sitting there.....and probably for sale for the right price.....
    >
    > The billing information and all are stored there so they can easily
    > see who you called and who called you, too. Not sure if cellular
    > carriers store their stuff there, too. It's a HUGE operation....
    >
    > Larry






  11. #11
    P.Schuman
    Guest

    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones



    > www.zyb.com does it free.
    >

    well - none of the Kyocera/Qualcomm phones are listed -
    https://zyb.com/help/?pagemode=phones

    so - I wonder what the common denominator is for this service to work ??





  12. #12
    P.Schuman
    Guest

    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones


    "P.Schuman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    > > www.zyb.com does it free.
    > >

    > well - none of the Kyocera/Qualcomm phones are listed -
    > https://zyb.com/help/?pagemode=phones
    >
    > so - I wonder what the common denominator is for this service to work ??
    >

    here - from the ZYB website FAQ -
    --
    No, as long as you have a working WAP access on your mobile, you should be able
    to use the service, GPRS just makes the service a lot faster to use.

    --->>> You must, however, have a SyncML enabled mobile to use ZYB.





  13. #13
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones


    >> The ZYB solution is free and extremely easy. After one is done
    >> transferring, one could always delete the data and even close the
    >> account. For myself, I'm not worried about the security of the data
    >> since virtually all of the info can already be found in public
    >> phonebooks. It's not exactly a Janus List.

    >
    > Until your friends start wondering where all the text message spam is
    > coming from...


    I've used it. No one has gotten either. Where did you get the
    information that they are doing that... or is it just your opinion that
    they will?





  14. #14
    Todd H.
    Guest

    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones

    -= Hawk =- <[email protected]> writes:

    > Until your friends start wondering where all the text message spam is
    > coming from...


    Ding ding ding!

    --
    Todd H.
    http://toddh.net/



  15. #15
    Todd H.
    Guest

    Re: transferring phonebook to new phones

    "BruceR" <[email protected]> writes:

    > >> The ZYB solution is free and extremely easy. After one is done
    > >> transferring, one could always delete the data and even close the
    > >> account. For myself, I'm not worried about the security of the data
    > >> since virtually all of the info can already be found in public
    > >> phonebooks. It's not exactly a Janus List.

    > >
    > > Until your friends start wondering where all the text message spam is
    > > coming from...

    >
    > I've used it. No one has gotten either. Where did you get the
    > information that they are doing that... or is it just your opinion that
    > they will?


    Unless their site is dripping with ads that are getting eyeballs, one
    has to wonder the business plan of the site. And just because the
    privacy policy or terms of use say one thing today, these have a pesky
    way of meandering when someone else purchases the company and wants to
    leverage the information assets of the company to make a profit.

    It'd be something I'd be very careful with certainly because you're
    handing over a notion of all your friends to a third party, and it
    comes down to trust.

    --
    Todd H.
    http://toddh.net/



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