The Contact Transfer Workaround

After several days of frustration and trying to get my contacts from the Instinct to the Palm Pre I've found a solution.

If you read about my disappointment with the Pre's bluetooth capabilities , or lack thereof, then you'll know I've been frustrated with my contacts being on my Instinct and not my Pre.

Yesterday I did some looking around, (again) but couldn't find any cut and dry solutions. I figured tho, with both devices being smart phones I ought to be able to export from one and transfer to the other. Some how.

Here's what ended up working.

1.) I synced my Instinct up with Sprint's Mobile Sync tool, which pulled all the contacts from my phone into a list online.

2.) I exported that list as a .csv (comma separated value) file.

3.) Then I imported that file to my gmail contacts folder.

4.) Because the Pre is synced to my gmail account and automatically pulls in my contacts I now have all my old contacts on my new phone!

Tickled as I am, I wish I'd been able to find this information on my first or second day of Pre ownership!


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