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Trying Not To Lose My Contacts On My Phone

Discussion in 'Android Mobile Devices' started by bizwiz2, Feb 3, 2015.

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    Hi.
    I have an Alcatel One Touch 991S Android phone.
    I think I have Gingerbread OS on it.
    I am changing my cell phone service provider.
    I have to install a new SIM card.
    I want to retain all of my contacts.
    I was thinking that I needed to transfer them.
    I realized later that they are all stored on the phone
    and that even with the new SIM card, they would still
    be there.

    Anyway, thinking that I had to transfer them, I went into
    "Contacts", which has a blue square icon with a white
    head in it. I clicked on import/export. Then my fingers
    accidentally stumbled somehow & hit something, I don't
    know what, but "Contacts" was suddenly empty.

    Later I found out that if I opened up the "Phone" and clicked
    on "Favorites", my contacts were all in there. I also discovered
    that a new icon had appeared on my home screen.

    It is called "All Contacts" and it is unlike all the other icons.
    It looks like a file folder. But it is not listed when I open "File Manager".
    It also does not appear in the list of applications when I open that list.
    ("Contacts" which is now empty does appear in that list.)

    If I open "All Contacts", it contains the contacts that disappeared
    from "Contacts".

    So, I'm wondering if I insert the new SIM card and just leave my contacts
    in this new file, will they work properly? Do I need to transfer them
    back to "Contacts"? If so, how do I transfer them? I don't see any way
    of manipulating the items on the list.

    Thanks.
     
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