I recently got a Tracfone for my wife and thought it would save some setup time by transferring my contact list from my Verizon LG VX 8600 phone to her new phone. After failing to do it with bluetooth (they wouldn't link up) I Took it to a Verizon store that had the tool to transfer the contact list. Their tool would not recognize the Tracfone (Motorola W376g). Is it not possible to do this?
BTW, I'm new here. I hope this isn't a repeat thread.
Tracfone handsets have firmware which locks down the phone so that BT only recognizes headsets (no PC connections), USB is limited to charging only and the use of third party software for data transfer is difficult if not impossible. SIM cards are also locked to specific handsets, so they can not be swapped in and out. Your best bet is just to manually enter in the contacts into the TF phone.
After changing too many phones and entering the contacts manually, I went ahead and bought a SIM card reader. Radio Shack sells one for $20 and it works. You just copy the contacts from the old SIM to the computer and then to the new SIM. Done!
The OP's old fone is a cdma meaning it has no sim card. Suggesting a sim reader/writer in this case is of no value. Unless someone can provide the OP with instructions detailing how to get the contacts off the old fone to a computer, in the correct file format, so then it can be written to the new sim with a sim reader/writer........
Having to wait even an hour to get a prepaid wireless plan pin from an online dealer or pin seller is NOT great, good or even mediocre customer service when you consider this instant internet age we live in. Why let anyone convince you otherwise? Understaffed is what it's called.(Two is not a team)
I recently tested the "don't mention a PP Dealer by name" rule here on PP Hofo......trust me, it is still in effect - got me a 7 day ban.