The 411: Where are the prepaid GSM Android phones?
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Question: Which prepaid GSM Android phone and carriers would you recommend? -- mr maund, via e-mail
Surprisingly, there really aren't that many GSM Android phones that are available prepaid. There are only two GSM carriers here in the U.S.--AT&T and T-Mobile--and the only Android phone that we could find on a prepaid plan was the
The other prepaid Android phones--the
I am thinking about buying a Samsung Galaxy S to replace my
There are a few ways to transfer contacts from the Nokia N85 to an Android phone like the Samsung Galaxy S. One is to simply back up your entire phone book to your phone's SIM card, and then transfer that same SIM card to your new phone. That may or may not work for you, depending whether you're sticking with the same carrier or transferring to a new one.
Another option you might want to try is to back up your Nokia information to Google via Google Sync for mobile. There's a specific set of instructions for Nokia phones too. If any of our readers have more ideas, please let us know in the comments.
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