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I recently purchased a couple of Moto V180 phones. These are the first
phones I have had that use sim cards. It looks like the phone book can be
stored on either the sim card or in the phones memory. Are there advantages
or disadvantages to either of the options?

Thanks, Steve
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    Depending on the phone, storing the numbers in the phone will allow a
    picture to be associated with an incoming call. However, if you plan on
    using the SIM in different phones, the phonebook will move with the card
    if you do it that way. Personally, since I only use the SIM in one
    phone, I store everything in the phones memory.

    From:SP
    scpeterson@remove-yahoo.com

    > I recently purchased a couple of Moto V180 phones. These are the first
    > phones I have had that use sim cards. It looks like the phone book
    > can be stored on either the sim card or in the phones memory. Are
    > there advantages or disadvantages to either of the options?
    >
    > Thanks, Steve
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    "SP" <scpeterson@remove-yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:RpMId.3392$YD5.428@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >I recently purchased a couple of Moto V180 phones. These are the first
    >phones I have had that use sim cards. It looks like the phone book can be
    >stored on either the sim card or in the phones memory. Are there advantages
    >or disadvantages to either of the options?
    >
    > Thanks, Steve

    I'm in that exact situation (never had a phone with a SIM and just
    got the V180). I decided to put them all in the phone. Having them
    in the phone means you can associate a ring-tone, picture, use
    voice-dial, use one-touch dial, and assign the number to a "category".

    Some or all of these features are not availiable when the number
    is stored in the SIM.

    I believe the only advantages of storing in the SIM are that
    you won't have to reprogram a new phone if you use this same
    SIM and maybe that those phone numbers won't use up the
    phone's memory -- thus leaving the phone's memory open
    for games, messages, pictures, etc.

    Personally, I don't have that many numbers (about 100) and
    I don't use much in the way of games, pictures, ring-tones, etc
    so I think the phone has plenty of memory for me.

    And I figure that the only time I'll change phones is
    A: It's been 2 or 3 years and I want a new phone...in which case
    by then probably a new/better SIM will be needed.

    B: I've lost the phone and the SIM is gone too.

    So anyway, I decided in the phone is best.

    Hope that helps.
    Gary
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