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Apr 24, 2006, 8:00 PM
"...include voice dialing, voice memo, Java and over-the-air (OTA) backup and restore."

whats backup and restore gonna do????

Apr 24, 2006, 9:40 PM
allows you to send your phonebook entries online and retrieve them when you get a new phone. and it is automatic too.

Apr 24, 2006, 10:55 PM
its a new thing sprints gonna do where u can backup your phone book and restore it if you lose the phone or upgrade or whatever

Apr 25, 2006, 1:22 AM
Yeah, but it's $2 a month, which makes is worthless to many.

Apr 25, 2006, 1:37 PM
Its only worthless if you've never lost your phone. As is, most carriers will charge you to copy over contact lists from one CDMA based phone to the next, so $2 for insurance on the list isn't that bad a price.

Apr 25, 2006, 4:06 PM
SethDougan said:
As is, most carriers will charge you to copy over contact lists from one CDMA based phone to the next, so $2 for insurance on the list isn't that bad a price.

I know I LOVE charging customers to do phonebook transfers. Get out the Cellbrite machine and you make a quick $10 for 2 minutes of work.

Apr 25, 2006, 6:22 PM
Bleh, whatever verizon-person. At sprint, phonebooks are free on any new phone (act or upgrade) and if you are smart enough to pay $3/mo for no-charge, in-store service, they can back-up, print or e-mail your phone book free anytime...

Apr 25, 2006, 3:21 PM
so is it gonna be a feature exclusive to this phone and all sprint phones that follow? or will it be a downloadable application like verizons backup assistant available via Get It Now???

and it is anything but worthless. if its anything like backup assistant, having the ability to just create a phonebook online and send it back to the phone will save so much time..and the ability to finally have these numbers stored safely and not having to worry about phonebook transfers in the event of a lost phone...totally awesome

anyone who cant spare 2 extra dollars a month for such an asset i dont know what to say to you

Apr 25, 2006, 6:24 PM
Not sure about creating online, but the Sammy 840 (with it's latest software update) is the first phone.I beleive all of the new Sprint phones have it now (3100, 350, etc).

Apr 26, 2006, 5:29 PM
This may be a stupid question but couldn't you just save your phonebook to you sim? Or do these phones not have them?

Apr 26, 2006, 6:28 PM
Yep, CDMA phones (Sprint and Verizon)don't have them... It is part of the technical specs of CDMA for a "data card" similar to a SIM but neither company chose to implement it. I actually make a living doing phonebook swaps on CDMA phones!

Apr 27, 2006, 10:51 AM
Anyway at 2 dollars a month this service would be rather nice to have.....i mean there have been alot of times that I have hooked a phone up to cellbrite and it cannot read the phone at all...or maybe the customer has lost or destroyed the phone completely.

In most cases customers (and myself) dont really remeber anyones phone number in there phone anymore. They just pull up there friends and families numbers by name.

Apr 27, 2006, 11:18 AM
A phone is designed to talk. Period. Rolling Eyes

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