Wirefly..I am confused...

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  1. ljmace1953

    ljmace1953 New Member

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    I have ordered a new maxx from them and was going to take it to a verizon store to have them transfer my pics,contacts and music from my eris to the maxx.
    So I recieved an email after the order that says not to have verizon activate it. What is that all about?? I may just return it when I get it as I have heard that best buy will match the wirefly price.
    Wirefly tried to offer their cloud to transfer my data but it is a reverse process to cancel it.No thanks that is a pain to cancel,I've been through similar scenario before.
    I don't get why they don't want me going to a store to activate. It makes me uncomfortable.
     
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    Call them and ask. I'm sure it isn't a double secret reason that you aren't allowed to know. I've purchased two phones through them so far and my third will be next week. Honestly I don't want anyone in a verizon store touching my new phone. You can very easily transfer all your own pictures & music by moving them to a computer then onto a SD card. Put the SD card in your phone and wallah, your pictures and music are on your phone. Contacts will transfer over to your new phone as soon as you log into your gmail account. That is provided you have all your contacts saved as google contacts and not on the phone. Anymore questions let me know.

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    unfortunately most of my contacts have been save as phone and not google
     
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    I don't know if this works on the Iris but it works on every Android phone I have ever worked with. About your contacts...go into contracts, press menu, then select import/export and select export to sdcard. That will create a .vcf file on your sdcard. When you get your new phone place that sdcard in your phone, open contacts and select import/export and import the vcf file on your sdcard to your contacts. Your contacts will now be transfered from your sdcard to your phone's contacts file. Make sure you designate them as google contacts so that your contacts will always be sync'd with your google account.
     
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    You can also log into Google.com. sign in. Go to contacts. And then import them so they are saved as Google contacts..
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, when he entered contacts into his phone if he hadn't selected "google contacts" but instead selected "phone contacts" those contacts will not be in google. That is the way it used to be anyway.
     
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    You're right, there is a way to get them onto your Google account, it's a small pain. I've had to do it for a couple customers over in our store (not corp lol) You have to download a file manager that's free and go to your contacts and make a CVS file. You have find that file with the manager and put it right on your SD card on phone memory. plug it into your computer, open up your gmail contacts, import the CVS file on your phone and refresh it. All the contacts should be there. If you need help or better explination PM and i'll do my best :)
     
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    Why not save under Google? People--> Menu-->accounts--> gmail.
     
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    That would only save the contacts he puts on the phone later. The ones on his phone now won't be saved to Google
     
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    Hmmm interesting, how would it know what's new and what's in the phone if you sync the contacts to gmail? In contacts-> menu-> settings-> contact storage..it does say choose an account to store new contacts but I'm not understanding how sync to gmail would only save new contacts.
     
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    It would only sync contacts that are in his list and marked as google contacts. If they are marked for the phone, android won't send them to your google account. For instance say my truck is getting fixed at a mechanic and I save his number on my phone. I don't necessarily need the number for the rest of my life so I store it on the phone only and don't sync it with google. It won't transfer to my next phone a year later. I do that pretty regularly.

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    I learned my lesson to save my contacts to my Google account from now on. Last summer my poor Droid Incredible took a swim in my in-law's pool and it died right after. All my contacts were saved to the phone. Now I've gone through a few temporary phones and I saved all my contacts to my Google account and when I got my current phone, a Droid 2, from ebay it made it super easy. Once I signed into my Google account all my contacts were already there! I'll never go through a Verizon store or any other transfer service again!

    I too recently purchased a phone via Wirefly and I'll be getting it delivered Monday, and I look forward to a very quick and easy transition since every contact is backed up to gmail, and one sign in will essentially give me access to all my apps, my contacts, and other stuff. There are other things I'll have to sign into separately, like evernote, dropbox, etc. but hey, no need for anyone else to handle my phone, and no need to take it anywhere, just power it up and log into my select services and I'm good to go!

    I do wish Google made transferring apps a little easier, I can of coarse save everything to the SD card but that gets a little messy sometimes. Root and backup are good too, but Google should make that an unnecessary step by managing apps in Google play easier to sync quickly. Or at least sorting apps that are saved in "my apps".
     
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    well wirefly didn't put in all the info given to them. I have not received my phone yet.
    I will be sending it back as soon as I get it .
    Then they tell me that I won't be given credit and a release until they inspect it...I wonder how long that will take
    never again
     
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    What happen i was gone order from wirefly is they a good company
     
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    Maybe for some but it started bad from the time i hit thier wrnsite to order then the rep not putting the entire correct shipping info in,and now finding out dont have a company store activate. Plus the freebackup isnt. Well it is for 2weeks then you must call to cancel
     
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