Transferring contacts from blackberry to droid

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    I got the droid X online from VZW and i go to the store to have them transfer my contacts and they want me to pay for it since I didn't get it in store. I wanted to know how I can transfer them with out paying them to do it?

    I tried using bluetooth to send the contacts and it said it downloaded but i dont see it anywhere. I really don't wanna type them in by hand because its over 100 contacts.
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    I went through this last month and posted a thread. I was extremely upset for waiting an hour before they told me they would charge $10 and I was starving. COuld have just ate lunch instead.

    Anyhow, what you need to do is:

    Transfer all phone contacts from SIM to phone.
    (Note: if you don't move to phone then only email adresses and not phone #'s will be synced)
    Use older v5 BB desktop software and sync to Yahoo
    From yahoo you save (export) to your pc as CSV file
    from your pc you upload (import) to gmail
    or create a yahoo email account on droidx and set it to sync

    There may be an option to sync to outlook but BB does not support 64bit software (Office 2010) and neither does Motorola tools.
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    There are two easier methods to do this.

    Google Sync

    Go here m.google.com/sync from your blackberry assuming it's activated. Download the app and setup or sign into a gmail account. Your Cal and Contacts will upload to your gmail account.

    When the Droid X is activated, sign in with the same gmail account to have your data restored.

    Backup Assistant

    As long as your BB is verizon with the latest version of software (5.x) and it is still activated, you can download backup assistant and then upload your contacts with the app (my account online).

    Proceed to activate the Droid X, during the setup you will be promted to initiate Backup Assistant again which all you have to do is enter your pin to restore contacts which was set up on the BB.

    Google Sync

    Go here m.google.com/sync from your blackberry assuming it's activated. Download the app and setup or sign into a gmail account. Your Cal and Contacts will upload to your gmail account.

    When the Droid X is activated, sign in with the same gmail account to have your data restored.
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    My droid was activated before i backed up everything. So now my bb is just sittin there. I got the contacts but it was in a different file format. I wish i didn't rush and activate my dx. But i couldn't help it. Got it in the mail and couldn't wait any longer. Guess that's what i get for impatient

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    so were you able to get your contacts? i ended up exporting my wifes bb contacts as a csv via desktop manager and importing them into gmail (going to gmail.com). when they are in the google cloud you are golden. i fyou need help with it PM me. I can try to walk you through it.
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    Contacts

    I had a BB Storm 1 and used the bluetooth to bluetooth contacts export. I had no issues doing so even after My droid was activated and the BB was deactivated. It pulled right in.
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    I had to bluetooth my wife's from her LG Dare to my Droid as individual .vcf files. (Not sure if BB does exports in that format?) Then I imported each one individually to gMail contacts using the website and then synced her phone. When I did it, it included everything she had - emails, phone numbers, addresses, etc.
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    It said that the contacts were transfered but i don't see them in the phone. I did it twice so the files are on my phone somewhere i just don't know where.

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    I used mIQ Live... It is a free application. You just download the app from the Blackberry App world, it will automatically backup all your contacts and all the other data you want. (This can be done off wifi even when phone is not active) Then you download the app onto your droid and just log in to sync up all your data. Very Easy.
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    Thanks. When i get home im gonna try that. I can still access appworld even if the phone isn't activated?

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    Did you go to a Verizon Corporate store or a authorized retailer ?
    I took all 4 of my phones (whole family) to a Corp. store and they transferred contact info for all of them to the new phones, no charge.
    OH, and I got all the new phones via online.
    I've had issues with the authorized retailer that is right down the road. They are liars and scumbags in that place. Needless to say, I don't go in there anymore.
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    If you don't transfer your phone contacts from your SIM to your :blackberry: then they will not transfer and sinc to your :motdroidvert:. It will only transfer emails. AS I said, I went through the same thing.

    No, you can not access or use appworld if you don't have service + internet on BB.

    If you had yahoo app installed then BB software will transfer to yahoo email. You can then setup you yahoo email on DX and sync.

    If you have outlook (will not work with 2010 or 64 bit) then you can export and/or sync to outlook, then you can import to google.
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    I went to a large corporate verizon store. Had to wait a half hour. The guy wanted email and password for google. A half hour later he wants email and password for yahoo and says it will be $10. I complained to Verizon (611) but they only apologized.
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    One was a retailer and the other was a corp. The corp one i went to was shady i hate goin there. If transferin using the app the one guy told me bout doesn't work im gonna try another corp store.

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    I was told by Verizon 611 that some corp stores have a machine that will transfer the contacts. They plug in both phones and transfer them over. They called the store and had the guy physically verify it was there. I went two days later and after waiting for half an hour was told they don't have one. I explained some one in the store verified that you do. He again said no. He said he could do it for me if I gave him my info. Ok so I have to wait "another" half hour for him to come back and say it will be "another" half, hour plus a $10 charge. WTF? I was waiting to eat lunch, they verified the machine was there two days previous and never was there a mention of a $10 fee.


    Anyhow, using yahoo worked as there is no google app for the :blackberry: and the OP said he no longer has active service to use the OTA backup service. His only other option is 32bit Outlook from MS Office 97 (or older).
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