How to import contacts from a text file?

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  1. overflowing

    overflowing New Member

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    How to import contacts from a text file?

    On my old phone I had been using Verizon's back up assistant to back up my cell phone contacts. When I got my Q9m I learned that is does not currently support the backup assistant, so I'm wondering how best to get my contacts into the phone.

    I exported my contacts from backup assistant into a simple text file, but I'm wondering if there is a way I can format the text file and then somehow import it into my Q9m's contacts. Any ideas?
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    why not use bluetooth?
  3. overflowing

    overflowing New Member

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    If that requires my old phone to have bluetooth, then it won't work because my old phone doesn't have bluetooth.
  4. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    you might be able to get those text files and import them to outlook if you have outlook if not then you can
    1. go to vzw and have them transfer them to your Q
    2. retype them in
    3. try infrared
  5. overflowing

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    I may go to Verizon. I don't have outlook. Are there non-outlook alternatives? How and where are the contacts stored on the phone?
  6. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    on the Q they are located on a file called pim.vol and isnt readable by any other program
    then your best bet is to go to vzw
  7. rudeboy

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    the pim.vol is readable by any program ? don't you mean isn't ?

    posted on the Q.
  8. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    ha yes i do!
    thanks!
  9. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    i thought so :}

    posted on the Q.
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  12. overflowing

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    Looks interesting, has anyone used it?
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    08unlmtdx New Member

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    I just tried it...worked great but i was hoping it would take the contacts from my phone as opposed to taking them from outlook. That woulda been handy since my outlook is expired and I'm cheap!!! :laugh2:
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    wait... it doesn't copy phone numbers?? well, is there any program out there that copies the phone numbers and their associated conacts?

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