Had 5 years of contacts on my phone--made it through tons of different phones no problems. Finally gave in to one of those "free trial" messages. Tried MobileMe--it was horrible and a ripoff so I cancelled. It warns me that i will lose all my synched contacts, yet it deleted all of them. Can't find them anwhere. Do I have to subscribe to Apple's **** ball service to get them back? formatting my phone now and trying to find an old backup.