Save/transfer contacts
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I just received my Ting GSM SIM cards in the mail and I'm looking forward to making the switch (from T-Mobile).  The only thing holding me up is mine and my wife's contact lists.  My contacts are saved under a number of programs (MobileLife, Microsoft Exchange Sync, Gmail).  I'd like to just save them all to my GMail so I can make the transition without losing anything.  I hit the Sync to Gmail button on my contacts list a couple times, but only about a third of my contacts show up in Gmail.  How do I get them all moved over?  I use a Samsung Galaxy S3.

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  • Most contact management software has a way to export contacts to a file, usually a .vcf file.  If MobileLife or Microsoft Exchange Sync can export to a vcf file, then you can import those files into Gmail using the desktop version.  Alternately, if you can link your phone to a desktop computer and can find the files on your phone where the contacts are stored, you can back them up to the desktop and restore them back to your phone after the SIM swap.

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  • I was able to export the contacts as a .vcf.  I verified the contents of the file on a third-party viewer and through Google I was able to import the file.  Google sorted out the duplicates and after a couple syncs all of my contacts now show up as Google-saved entries.  I'm keeping the .vcf on my SD card just in case, but this should be it. Thank you.

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  • You can use a phone transfer tool to backup the contacts to pc, some professional data backup programs are good choices for you, like Titanium Backup and airdroid, they are popular backup tool. And this android transfer app allows you to save a lot of time to transfer or backup contacts, text messages, photos, and other media files like videos, music files.

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