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  1. stastnysnipes26

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    ok i just picked up my droid from VZ and they tried to transfer my contacts from my dare and they said that it wouldnt work. does anyone know a quick way to transfer them? not by hand?
     
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    I had to enter all of mine into my google accnt from my dare. I don't know if there is another way.
     
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    Yes there is a way, this is what I did

    Go download bitpim (google it)
    Plug your old phone into your computer via USB
    Open bitpim, hope it detects your phone. Assuming it does, click get phone data to get all contacts from the phone to your computer.
    Next, file, export, csv contacts. Choose all contacts.
    Then go into gmail contacts and go to import contacts, browse to csv, upload and bam! You have all your contacts in gmail.

    Google also has a neat feature allowing you to merge several contacts into one, so like if you already had John Doe in your gmail contacts and now there are two b/c you downloaded the contact from your phone, you can highlight them both and choose to merge them into one contact to eliminate duplicates.

    If you have trouble with bitpim, i'm not the one to ask. I had to end up using bluetooth to link my phone to the com6 port on my laptop and only THEN was I able to connect, but I know some phones connect to bitpim easily.

    goodluck
     
  4. kkluesner

    kkluesner New Member

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    If you had the Verizon backup assistant on your Dare--- you can export to CSV from the website as well.. and do the steps above.. thats how I did it. I did have bitpim too.. for my ENV2 that I upgraded from.
     
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    Bitpim was my best friend when I used it for my Voyager. Then, I lost the USB cord. One of the saddest days of my life :(
     
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    Yeah, on your Dare, you need verizon backup assistant, then back it up, make a my verizon account, go to the website and there's a guide to moving your contacts from a dumb phone to the Droid, bing bang boom you win at life.
     
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    it can be done cause I had a dare and they transferred to my droid, try another VZW store.
     
  8. Martin030908

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

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    Extracting the .csv and then uploading the G-mail is by far the best way. Also limits the chance of 'merged' or duplicate contacts.
     
  9. Corinacakes

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    Verizon did mine from my dare to my droid.
     
  10. Stormy Knight

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    The Verizon store couldn't transfer my contacts from my LG Glimmer to my Droid. I had to do everything by hand. Suckage.
     
  11. Martin030908

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

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    One by one.... my fingers are sore thinking about it. LOL
     
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    Ok, I exported the BitPim file as CSV, opened in Excel and removed the extra fields, leaving only two columns (name and number), then saved as CSV again. But every time I import it to Gmail, it (Gmail) makes the phone number just a 'note' and leaves the 'phone' field empty. I think it must be something with the way the file is saved, but I can't figure it out. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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