Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Contact List Transfer to Tracfone

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2
    Feedback Score
    0

    Contact List Transfer to Tracfone

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    202
    Phones
    LG VX 8360
    Motorola W175G
    LG VX5500
    Carriers
    Page Plus
    Feedback Score
    0
    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2
    Feedback Score
    0
    That really sucks, but thanks for the answer anyway. At least now I know.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    15
    Feedback Score
    0
    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!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    NorthWestern PA
    Posts
    624
    Phone
    Motorola V176, LG600g, LG3280
    Carrier
    Tracfone
    Feedback Score
    0
    DealExtreme has SIM card Reader/Writer for $3.57 with free shipping.
    It plugs into the USB port on your computer.
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.6641

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,817
    Carrier
    PagePlus - No Dealer Required
    Feedback Score
    0
    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........


    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.


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    NorthWestern PA
    Posts
    624
    Phone
    Motorola V176, LG600g, LG3280
    Carrier
    Tracfone
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by tracnet
    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.
    OOPS! your right. Sorry.

    Only GSM phones have SIM cards.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    236
    Phones
    iPhone 4s , Moto Droid X2
    iPhone 4s
    Droid X2
    Carriers
    Local Provider
    Feedback Score
    0
    Thanks for the info on the SIM card R/W Cannonball-II you can't beat that price!
    ~~~~~~

Bookmarks