Syncing the contact information from new Samsung Evergreen A667 cell phone to MBP

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  1. Mrs HBF macrumors regular

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    My previous phone literally broke and I didn't back up my contacts. So I'm retyping them. I don't want to make that mistake twice.

    I plugged in the phone to my MBP but I have no idea what to do.

    My phone prompts me to choose Media Player, PC Studio, or Mass Storage. I don't have Media Player. So which do I pick and then what to do on the MBP?

    Thanks.
     
  2. BenFL macrumors member

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    Im not sure that the evergreen has syncing abilities. Try Samsungs website for some sort of contact manager. If not just copy all your contacts to the sim card. That way if your phone breaks you'll have everything on your sim card. Also check to see if that phone has "AT&T address book" which allows you to sync and manage your contacts over the air. My store has a few of them in stock, but I don't know anything about it.
     
  3. Mrs HBF, Nov 12, 2010
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    Mrs HBF thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for responding, BenFL.

    I went to Samsung's support page and they don't even have my phone listed at all. It's also not listed on its product page. I don't understand this. If you google "samsung evergreen", you see that it just came out and it has been reviewed. But it's not on Samsung's page? It was bought at an AT&T store.

    I called 611 when it wouldn't let me use the AT&T Address Book. The tech person had me listed as having an A107 phone. I just looked it up and it's a flip phone! :rolleyes: Not even close. She then said she doesn't have the evergreen a667 even listed to support. I told her that the phone came out November 2 but she said that when new phones come out, 611 supports them automatically. Obviously not. So I'm getting nowhere this route unfortunately.

    I do have a cord that has a mini USB on one end and a regular USB on the other. Do they just provide a cord for downloading pictures or music but not syncing contact info?

    So let me try your suggestion of saving to the SIM card. In the menu, I select "Address Book". Once pressed, there is an option to save info on SIM card. It offers me a prompt to copy all of my contacts to SIM. When I click it, it warns me that some info might get lost. Do I copy anyway? Why would it lose it? Please advise. Thanks.
     
  4. BenFL macrumors member

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    Yea i dont know what the Evergreens story is, it just showed up one day and is sitting in the back.

    What the phone means by "some information may be lost" is that sim cards only hold one name and one phone number per entry. so if you have a "Bob Smith" with a Home, cellphone, and email address, it is only going to copy his home phone number.
     
  5. Mrs HBF thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I went to an AT&T retail store and found out that because I don't have a data plan, I can't use the AT&T address book. Oh well. I'm going to add my contact info I have now to my MBP address book and hope that my next phone in 2 years will allow me to sync it with MPB address book. By then, maybe it won't be just for iphones. :D

    I asked the tech people about why 611 had me listed as having an A107. The manager was the one who helped me and he said that I must have spoken to someone with bad eye sight (or was just careless) because it is listed that I have the A667.
     

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