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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone Phones
Here's one way to move contact from a Verizon phone to an iPhone. First back up your Verizon contacts using Backup Assistant (a small app you download using GetItNow). After running the app to back up, log onto your Verizon account, click the My Services tab, then click the My Contacts link.

This will show you all your contacts. Click the Print Address Book. This exports them into a single window ready for printing. But rather than print (or after printing as a backup), choose Save As and save the file as text. Open this in a text editor (it wouldn't open in Pages, so I opened first in TextEdit, then copied and pasted).

From there, you can do some replacing and deleting until you have a tab-delimited list which, voila, can be imported into Address Book and synced with your iPhone.
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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone
Authored by: buffyzdead on Jul 09, '09 09:36:52AM

Or you can just bring your Verizon phone to your Local AT&T retail, and they will do this for you in 5 minutes. That's how we did it when my Father converted to the iPhone.



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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone
Authored by: dcottle on Jul 20, '09 10:56:18AM

I actually tried this at our local Verizon store and they were very dismissive.



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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone
Authored by: munkyboy on Jul 09, '09 03:43:53PM

this is what I've used in the past (regardless of older cell provider)
BitPim via Bluetooth, import phone contacts, export vcard, import vcard into address book, sync to iPhone.



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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone
Authored by: robleach on Jul 10, '09 10:32:42AM

Unfortunately bitpim doesn't work with all phones, thus backup assistant seems the only way to do it yourself (barring manual input).



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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone
Authored by: robleach on Jul 10, '09 10:50:21AM
I was interested in this hint as it makes what I've been wanting to do much easier than I thought it was, but I was afraid to go through with it since I didn't know the format of the tab-delimited file (i.e. what columns had to be which info), so I looked it up:
When exporting a tab-delimited or CSV file, you may want to write down the order of the information fields. This will help you in step 4 if the exported file doesn't contain labels.

If you are importing a text file, use the pop-up menus in the Text File Import dialog that appears to specify how to import the data. If the first record contains labels instead of information for a contact, select the "Ignore first card" checkbox.

Use the left and right arrows to see different records in the file you're importing. This helps you determine how to set the pop-up menus. If you don't want to import a field, set the pop-up menu to "Do not import."

To set the pop-up menus for address fields, choose the type of address (home, work, or other) in the pop-up menu next to the first item of the address. Then use the address pop-up menus that appear to choose the corresponding data for each address field.
Rob

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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone
Authored by: robleach on Jul 10, '09 11:40:14AM
OK. I have worked it out. This command line grep and perl script will convert the html file to a tab delimited file in one shot. Note that it Verizon ever changes their HTML code, this will no longer work correctly. This will output headers on the first line:
grep -E "name more|Mobile|Work|Home|Fax|mailto" vzaddressbookbackup20090710.html | perl -e 'while(<>){if(/^.*name more[^>]+>([^<]+)/){$name=$1}elsif(m%>([^<]+)</strong>(?:<a[^>]+>)?([^<]+)%){$g->{$1}=1;$h->{$name}->{$1}=$2}}print("Namet",join("t",keys(%$g)),"n");foreach my $name (sort {$a cmp $b} keys(%$h)){print("$namet",join("t",map {exists($h->{$name}->{$_}) ? $h->{$name}->{$_} : ""} keys(%$g)),"n")}' > vzaddressbookbackup20090710.tab
Note, you will have to put your input and output file names where bolded. Rob

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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone
Authored by: robleach on Jul 10, '09 12:42:33PM
Slightly Better:
\grep -E "name more|Mobile|Work|Home|Fax|mailto" vzaddressbookbackup20090710.html | perl -e 'while(<>){if(/^.*name more[^>]+>([^<]+)/){$name=$1}elsif(m%>([^<]+)</strong>(?:<a[^>]+>)?([^<]+)%){$g->{$1}=1;$h->{$name}->{$1}=$2}}print("First Name\tMiddle Name\tLast Name\t",join("\t",keys(%$g)),"\n");foreach my $name (sort {$a cmp $b} keys(%$h)){(@names)=split(/\s+/,$name);if(scalar(@names) == 1){push(@names,("",""))}elsif(scalar(@names) == 2){@names=($names[0],"",$names1)}elsif(scalar(@names) > 3){@names=(join(" ",@names),"","")}print(join("\t",@names),"\t",join("\t",map {exists($h->{$name}->{$_}) ? $h->{$name}->{$_} : ""} keys(%$g)),"\n")}' > vzaddressbookbackup20090710.tab
This one will assign First Middle, and Last names, or if there are more than 3 names, it will put them all in the first name slot. You could tweak it more by editing the column headers on the fly so address book recognizes them better and make entries with more than 3 names a company or something, but I'm satisfied with this version. Rob

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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone
Authored by: gal67 on Feb 26, '10 08:43:43PM

The hint worked great, the contacts on my verizon lets you export to text for outlook, i then imported into address book didn't even have to edit :)

Thank you for the hint!!!

My charging jack was broken on my phone so wasn't an option to do it at store and I didn't have to wait :)



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Migrate contacts from Verizon phone to iPhone
Authored by: dimbon on Sep 11, '12 02:42:29AM

I used this method of transferring contacts from old Samsung and LG phones to iPhone: 1. Exported contacts to CSV file (with Samsung PC Studio, LG PC Suite, you can do it from any desktop software). 2. Import to iPhone with app ("Contacts In : Import CSV Contacts"). Any format supported - just tell app which column is name, and which column is phone, email and so on). Details can be found here: http://csvcontacts.wordpress.com/import-contacts-to-iphone/



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