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Samsung clamshell broke in 2; strategy question!

by dugsdale / October 20, 2013 4:55 AM PDT

Obviously the phone's a goner; holds a charge but I can't access anything on it. I can either kiss my phone contacts and saved vms goodbye, OR since I'm thinking of switching providers, get a free (basic) replacement phone from current provider, hope they can transfer (somehow) the phone bk from old phone to new, and THEN switch to unltd. data-no contract provider.

This is all too fancy to be workable, but anyone have any thoughts?

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Some other thoughts
by Pepe7 / October 20, 2013 6:18 AM PDT

VM may be accessed from a toll free number sometimes. Ask your provide about that option. The messages are stored on a server, so it's not like if the phone gets crunched the messages are gone too. See the following site for examples of accessing VM from another phone-

Bob's advice about Cellbrite is spot on. It can often work wonders.

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thanks to you both
by dugsdale / October 20, 2013 10:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Some other thoughts

Pepe, i should have thought of that!! but I thank you for the clear link, it makes that part of it much easier. Thanks Bob also for CellBrite; I'm looking into that. The poor old clamshell owes me nothin' at this point; it's done its job well for years. When it split in two, it severed a membrane connection between the lid and the keypad; I may look around to see if I can find anything on how to reconnect it. But many thanks again, guys!

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I can't guess if they have the usual tool.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2013 5:07 AM PDT

Research what a CellBrite is and as if they can try the transfer.

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