How can I copy my contacts from Mobile backup to Nokia Lumina? Old SIM card won't fit. So I can't copy from my old SIM card to my new phone.
What I can think of is, have your old sim card cutt. I'm sure T-mobile store don't do this, but a third parties will. Is there a buy/sell/used phone store around your area? tried them...
a Tmobile should have a sim card reader where they can put both sims in and they copy from one to another. That's been my experience Even the Micro sim card should work. If not, do you have them backed up to tmobile.com? If you do you can export them to gmail etc.
Do NOT cut your old SIM card, due to the high risk of error, that's a surefire way to eliminate your options to get the contacts off the old SIM card and onto your new phone/SIM card.
As andrew_g noted, you can use the steps he provided to manually transfer your contacts out of MobileLife into Gmail, which does work.
I would recommend that you import your contacts from MobileLife onto your old phone, then try the Contacts Transfer app on the Nokia Lumia (uses bluetooth) to transfer those contacts over to your Nokia Lumia. That method is extremely easy.
If for whatever reason that does not work for you, you can go into a T-Mobile retail store and have them transfer the contacts off your old phone memory onto the phone memory in your Nokia Lumia using a special unit that is designed to transfer contacts.
I put the old sim in my old phone then I just went into my Windows Live account on my computer, manually transfered all of my contacts onto that. (Took about 10 mins, on a computer keyboard its sooo much faster) Then synced my info into my phone. Done and done, then I linked my FB contacts with the contact info from my Windows Live account. Same with twitter.
I already cut my old sim, in half . I hope I don't need it again...
Put your sim card back in your old phone and enable bluetoothe on both phones.
from start screen on new phone arrow oer to apps and use contacts transfer. I t will give you instructions.
I have to point out one thing:
Of all of the technical and non-technical responses, no one has asked lvz2read what model phone he has...
I don't think I missed it, but it is important to know which phone he has in order to help him - don't you think?
Now that is out of the way, lvz2read, please let us know what phone you have, and perhaps I could help you.
I had a Samsung (Pay as you go) phone--don't remember the model. I have a Nokia Lumia 710. I knew better than to try #1, #2 was too complicated. #3, #4,& #5-tried-didn't work. The closest retailer with a card reader is too far away. I ended up transferring them all manually. BIG disappointment.
Have you tried the "contact transfer" app? This app uses bluetooth to transfer your contacts from one BT enabled phone to your Nokia Lumia 710. Your can find the app in the Nokia Collection within the Marketplace.
I guess the bluetooth thing doesn't doesn't work because the former Samsung phone/SIM card are no longer active. Anyway, they do not connect.
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