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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 5:04:14 PM

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My old 520 m is on its last legs and its serial data cable and IR ports
are not working. I now have a nice new P910i and I'd like to transfer my
phone book intact. Looks like the SIM card is the only way to manually
transfer. Problem is you can't seem to choose what is saved on the card
when the 520m phone has more entries than the SIM can take.

Does anyone have any thoughts an elegant way to transfer between the two
phones ?

And if the IR did work on the 520 m., how could I get the P910i to see
it and do anything useful ?

--
Chris L
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 8:54:16 PM

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"Chris L" <chriswirrleac@wirrleac.demon.co.uk> wrote in message news:iRglbMDetuNCFwe8@solar-design.demon.co.uk...
> My old 520 m is on its last legs and its serial data cable and IR ports are not working. I now have a nice new P910i and I'd like
> to transfer my phone book intact. Looks like the SIM card is the only way to manually transfer. Problem is you can't seem to
> choose what is saved on the card when the 520m phone has more entries than the SIM can take.
>
> Does anyone have any thoughts an elegant way to transfer between the two phones ?
>
> And if the IR did work on the 520 m., how could I get the P910i to see it and do anything useful ?
>
> --
> Chris L

Why not try Bluetooth???
Just put any SIM in the 910 and turn it on, aswell as Bluetooth.
In a submenu of "Contacts" - "advanced" or other, there is an option "transfer entire phonebook".
Then you'll have to choose IR of BT, choose BT.
Then you'll see a list of phone(s), choose the 910, press send.
That's all
When done like this, all contacts and details will appear on the 910 as they were on the 520.

Sven
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 9:09:33 PM

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I wish this was possible for me but anytime I try to switch on bluetooth
or IR, on my 520 m then it hangs (which is why I change it). I do not
want to master reset because I think I will loose my phone contacts. So
all I have is the possibility to swap phone contacts to SIM. I can do
this only for part of the phone contacts, and when the SIM is in my
P910, the contacts are not well mapped with many names repeated.

So I try to open old back up contacts list in Microsoft Aceess as
delimited file. This looks good for a while as I can easily map each
column and save it a a .mdb file. But sadly, I can not get this into the
P910i yet even though it is connected to the computer just fine with IR.

Perhaps I need to use Windows phonebook as an intermediary ?





In message <423713a6$0$14976$ba620e4c@news.skynet.be>, Sven
<C5-vals-adres@nergens.cz> writes
>
>"Chris L" <chriswirrleac@wirrleac.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:iRglbMDetuNCFwe8@solar-design.demon.co.uk...
>> My old 520 m is on its last legs and its serial data cable and IR
>>ports are not working. I now have a nice new P910i and I'd like
>> to transfer my phone book intact. Looks like the SIM card is the only
>>way to manually transfer. Problem is you can't seem to
>> choose what is saved on the card when the 520m phone has more entries
>>than the SIM can take.
>>
>> Does anyone have any thoughts an elegant way to transfer between the
>>two phones ?
>>
>> And if the IR did work on the 520 m., how could I get the P910i to
>>see it and do anything useful ?
>>
>> --
>> Chris L
>
>Why not try Bluetooth???
>Just put any SIM in the 910 and turn it on, aswell as Bluetooth.
>In a submenu of "Contacts" - "advanced" or other, there is an option
>"transfer entire phonebook".
>Then you'll have to choose IR of BT, choose BT.
>Then you'll see a list of phone(s), choose the 910, press send.
>That's all
>When done like this, all contacts and details will appear on the 910 as
>they were on the 520.
>
>Sven
>
>

--
Chris L.
Related resources
March 15, 2005 9:31:58 PM

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"Chris L" <chriswirrleac@wirrleac.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:HRJZTYAdTyNCFwbR@solar-design.demon.co.uk...
> I wish this was possible for me but anytime I try to switch on bluetooth
> or IR, on my 520 m then it hangs (which is why I change it). I do not
> want to master reset because I think I will loose my phone contacts. So
> all I have is the possibility to swap phone contacts to SIM. I can do
> this only for part of the phone contacts, and when the SIM is in my
> P910, the contacts are not well mapped with many names repeated.
>
> So I try to open old back up contacts list in Microsoft Aceess as
> delimited file. This looks good for a while as I can easily map each
> column and save it a a .mdb file. But sadly, I can not get this into the
> P910i yet even though it is connected to the computer just fine with IR.
>
> Perhaps I need to use Windows phonebook as an intermediary ?
>
>

Can you get the contacts into Outlook's contacts folder? Outlook will allow
files to be imported from MS Access so why not give that a go.

Martin
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 10:53:35 PM

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"Martin" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message news:D 179n4$41j$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
>
> "Chris L" <chriswirrleac@wirrleac.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:HRJZTYAdTyNCFwbR@solar-design.demon.co.uk...

>> So I try to open old back up contacts list in Microsoft Aceess as
>> delimited file. This looks good for a while as I can easily map each
>> column and save it a a .mdb file. But sadly, I can not get this into the
>> P910i yet even though it is connected to the computer just fine with IR.
>>
>> Perhaps I need to use Windows phonebook as an intermediary ?
>>
>>
>
> Can you get the contacts into Outlook's contacts folder? Outlook will allow
> files to be imported from MS Access so why not give that a go.
>
> Martin
>
>

Problem is that the only way left for export is the SIM.
All other (BT, IR and serial) are dead.
March 16, 2005 12:18:27 AM

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"Sven" <C5-vals-adres@nergens.cz> wrote in message
news:42372ecf$0$17993$ba620e4c@news.skynet.be...
>
> "Martin" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:D 179n4$41j$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> >
> > "Chris L" <chriswirrleac@wirrleac.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:HRJZTYAdTyNCFwbR@solar-design.demon.co.uk...
>
> >> So I try to open old back up contacts list in Microsoft Aceess as
> >> delimited file. This looks good for a while as I can easily map each
> >> column and save it a a .mdb file. But sadly, I can not get this into
the
> >> P910i yet even though it is connected to the computer just fine with
IR.
> >>
> >> Perhaps I need to use Windows phonebook as an intermediary ?
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Can you get the contacts into Outlook's contacts folder? Outlook will
allow
> > files to be imported from MS Access so why not give that a go.
> >
> > Martin
> >
> >
>
> Problem is that the only way left for export is the SIM.
> All other (BT, IR and serial) are dead.
>
>

To be honest why not just sit down and type all your contacts into Outlook
afresh and then sync to your new phone, I mean unless you have several
hundred contacts it ain't gonna take that long is it?

The time you spend pissing around trying to get some technology solution you
could have done it with two fingers and a keyboard!!!!

Martin
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 11:23:42 AM

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I don't normally use Outlook and I'm not sure I want to but it just for
this task. This route is prone to a lot of errors at entry. If not
elegant electronic way, I'd rather type it into MS Access and save it in
a way the P900i can read it. Any suggestions here ? Saving as .CSV
doesn't seem to help. But I can make it look sensible in MS Access on
screen - there must be a file format the SE likes ?

It's annoying that the 520 m had a phone number field called 'Other' but
this doesn't easily map to anything on the P910i.

CL



In message <d17jfa$b2p$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk>, Martin
<nospam@nospam.com> writes
>
>"Sven" <C5-vals-adres@nergens.cz> wrote in message
>news:42372ecf$0$17993$ba620e4c@news.skynet.be...
>>
>> "Martin" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>news:D 179n4$41j$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> >
>> > "Chris L" <chriswirrleac@wirrleac.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>> > news:HRJZTYAdTyNCFwbR@solar-design.demon.co.uk...
>>
>> >> So I try to open old back up contacts list in Microsoft Aceess as
>> >> delimited file. This looks good for a while as I can easily map each
>> >> column and save it a a .mdb file. But sadly, I can not get this into
>the
>> >> P910i yet even though it is connected to the computer just fine with
>IR.
>> >>
>> >> Perhaps I need to use Windows phonebook as an intermediary ?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> > Can you get the contacts into Outlook's contacts folder? Outlook will
>allow
>> > files to be imported from MS Access so why not give that a go.
>> >
>> > Martin
>> >
>> >
>>
>> Problem is that the only way left for export is the SIM.
>> All other (BT, IR and serial) are dead.
>>
>>
>
>To be honest why not just sit down and type all your contacts into Outlook
>afresh and then sync to your new phone, I mean unless you have several
>hundred contacts it ain't gonna take that long is it?
>
>The time you spend pissing around trying to get some technology solution you
>could have done it with two fingers and a keyboard!!!!
>
>Martin
>
>

--
Chris L.
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 10:14:08 PM

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"Chris L" <chriswirrleac@wirrleac.demon.co.uk> skrev i meddelandet
news:0t9VcJBO0+NCFw$s@solar-design.demon.co.uk...
>I don't normally use Outlook and I'm not sure I want to but it just for
>this task. This route is prone to a lot of errors at entry. If not elegant
>electronic way, I'd rather type it into MS Access and save it in a way the
>P900i can read it. Any suggestions here ? Saving as .CSV doesn't seem to
>help. But I can make it look sensible in MS Access on screen - there must
>be a file format the SE likes ?

If you're gonna go the "manually typing in" method, you could use Float
Mobile Agent, in conjunction with a bluetooth dongle or Infra-red or
whatever to add the contacts to the P900

http://fma.sourceforge.net/

It wont help with getting the contacts out of the old phone, but it will
allow you to add new ones to teh P900 without using Outlokk. Has some other
useful functions too...

Niall
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 10:22:45 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.ericsson (More info?)

I must admit, it was starting to dawn on me that SE had not bundled in a
PC text and phone book editor like they did with the 250m.

Sadly I noticed the following comment about FMA on its informative site.
I could give it a go but you'd think SE would give out a nor MS option
to all this ?

********************************
P910i + USB Docking Station
Having had great sucess with my two t610i, I tried FMA
with my newest handset p910i with very little sucess.

Again using the USB docking station:

'Connection Failed'

Please provide support for 900 series handsets.
**********************************************

In message <39rbc7F64iia6U1@individual.net>, Lina & Niall
<invalid@invalid.invalid> writes
>
>"Chris L" <chriswirrleac@wirrleac.demon.co.uk> skrev i meddelandet
>news:0t9VcJBO0+NCFw$s@solar-design.demon.co.uk...
>>I don't normally use Outlook and I'm not sure I want to but it just for
>>this task. This route is prone to a lot of errors at entry. If not elegant
>>electronic way, I'd rather type it into MS Access and save it in a way the
>>P900i can read it. Any suggestions here ? Saving as .CSV doesn't seem to
>>help. But I can make it look sensible in MS Access on screen - there must
>>be a file format the SE likes ?
>
>If you're gonna go the "manually typing in" method, you could use Float
>Mobile Agent, in conjunction with a bluetooth dongle or Infra-red or
>whatever to add the contacts to the P900
>
>http://fma.sourceforge.net/
>
>It wont help with getting the contacts out of the old phone, but it will
>allow you to add new ones to teh P900 without using Outlokk. Has some other
>useful functions too...
>
>Niall
>
>
>

--
Chris L.
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 2:53:17 AM

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"Chris L" <chriswirrleac@wirrleac.demon.co.uk> skrev i meddelandet
news:p osCNVOFeIOCFwEJ@solar-design.demon.co.uk...
>I must admit, it was starting to dawn on me that SE had not bundled in a PC
>text and phone book editor like they did with the 250m.
>
> Sadly I noticed the following comment about FMA on its informative site. I
> could give it a go but you'd think SE would give out a nor MS option to
> all this ?
>
> ********************************
> P910i + USB Docking Station
> Having had great sucess with my two t610i, I tried FMA
> with my newest handset p910i with very little sucess.

Hmm - sorry, I havent actually tried it with a P910. Of course, if you
already have bluetooth on your computer, FMA is a free dowbload......
!