Getting my contacts onto my iphone...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by asaad, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2006
    I had an older nokia phone no bluetooth no infrared so i had no idea how to get my contacts from my nokia to my iphone. I took it to att and they took my contacts and put them onto a usb flashdrive, i came home expecting id be able to just put the contacts into my address book and export them onto my iphone through itunes. Well i cant even find a program to open the file, the ext on it is .pbb ive tried on both an apple and a pc. Ive got way too many contacts to do by hand, does any have any help for me? thanks.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    i had to put all my contacts 1 by 1..! att said the sim is not able to copy from ur old sim!
  3. macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2004
    Perth, Western Australia
    maybe if you take it back to AT&T and they might be able to copy the contacts from your sim to a newer nokia phone then to a comp via bluetooth so you can add them to address book.

    or if you find a friend with a newer nokia and have them send them from the phone to a comp/memory card in a format that your comp can read
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2006
    yeah we tried the bluetooth thing, ill try the other way thanks.
  5. macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    Have you tried opening the file in a text editor? If so, what does it look like? Total gibberish, or can you see actual fields with data?
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Kansas City, MO
    i was able to transfer all my numbers into outlook for easy transfering... took a matter of seconds and boom all my contacts now on the iPhone :)

    now i need to go in and edit them with some additional information that will make using the iPhone easier
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    To get .PBB content moved to your outlook first download UME-36 Content Manager from the Cellebrite web site. This allow you to move the content outlook. But, be advised that there is even a bigger problem as iTune 7.3 and Outlook 2007 crash with each other ... I have been so far able to bring over my contact but not my calndare appointments. good luck.

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