You just buy a new cell phone? The first thing you’re probably looking to do is copy all the phone numbers and other contact information from the old phone to new. Here is how to transfer contacts to new phone. This process may vary depending on model and operating system the phone, but in general there are three options:
1. SIM transfer function
If the address book from your old phone is relatively small, and you want to copy the phone numbers of your new mobile phone, simply use the card SIM.
Just copy the numbers from the memory of your old phone to the SIM card, insert the SIM card into the new phone and copy the phone numbers stored in the new phone.
2. Transfer contacts with a computer
SIM approach is valid only for the transfer of key phone numbers, but if the phone’s address book, including long file names, email addresses and other information about your contacts, you need some software to help you with the translation process.
For example, if you have a phone of Nokia, but to apply to the BlackBerry or iPhone, you can use Nokia Ovi Suite application to copy the address book from phone to Microsoft Outlook on your desktop. You can use the BlackBerry Desktop Manager or ITunes in the case of iPhone transfer contacts from PC (Outlook) address book into the new phone.
Users of Windows Mobile, Samsung Omnia and HTC HD2, as you can again use the device Microsoft Center (or ActiveSync for Windows XP), to copy your address book from phone to computer using Outlook. If you simply move from one phone to another Windows, you can transfer contacts through the cloud itself with Microsoft My phone service.
If you have an old mobile phone based on CDMA, say, Samsung or LG, you can use a free utility Bitpim to copy a directory on your computer. Bitpim is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and can export the address book format standard business card (. Vcf), you can easily import it into Outlook and other contact managers.
3. Transfer phone book “on air”
If you have a phone with Internet access, you can easily copy contacts from old phone to new phone on the airwaves, do not even need a computer.
On-line service called Mobical is free and works with most mobile phones from Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and so on. You must first install Mobical the old phone, and it will create a backup of your phone contacts into the cloud. Mobical install now on a new phone, using the same, and it will automatically download all the contacts between the cloud and the new phone.
Then there is Google Sync, a cloud-based service that works with BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia and most other mobile phones that are capable of SyncML. Google Sync Address book keeps your phone in sync with Google contacts. Therefore, if you are currently installing Google Sync on the old and new phone, they have the same record in the catalog automatically.
Android phones can sync contacts with Google from the box – you can export Google contacts CSV file and copy it to another phone manually using desktop tools. HTC offers a more desktop utility called HTC Sync you can use to synchronize Outlook contacts with your phone.This is useful when you want to copy your home directory on another phone, HTC, which is not connected to the Internet.
(source: Digital Inspirations)