If you can sync your current phone to your Mac and Address Book then you should be able to easily sync that info to the iPhone like you would with the iPod.Just thought of something... how are they going to switch the phone numbers (100+in my current phone) from my sprint phone to my iPhone?!?!?!
If you've got GSM, you can save all the numbers to your SIM card, and then they'll be on the iPhone once you've inserted the SIM. After the SIM is inserted, you can then save them to your iPHone memory so you can use all the cutesy little iPhone features.Just thought of something... how are they going to switch the phone numbers (100+in my current phone) from my sprint phone to my iPhone?!?!?!
Well, Sprint being a CDMA network doesn't use SIM cards. ONly GSM and IDEN (Nextel) use SIM cards that I know of and they're not interchangeable.When my friend moved from AT&T -> Sprint, the store was able to import the SIM card from the old AT&T phone and put it into the new Sprint one. That worked fine but most people have multiple contacts (say work/cell/home, etc)... so when they showed up on the phone, all of them were individual so we had to upload the whole list to a computer to clean them up.
We could upload all the contacts to the PC just fine but we found out the phone only supported sending one-contact-at-a-time. It was a time-consuming process to say the least. We got it down to about 5 seconds per contact but it was still a pain-in-the-ass.
I think it depends on the Phone but I believe Sprint cripples part of the Bluetooth send/receive capability on their phones so they can offer a service you can upload your contact list to their website (for backup and what not)... if you have a lot of contacts it might be worth it to try that out and see what formats it exports into (especially if you don't have access to a Windows machine). A little prep time now might save you more time later... I think the service is like $5/month or something.
Sprint and Verizon don't sell phone book contacts. They're only concern is with blocking the sharing of premium content like ringtones and wallpapers. They want to get the $2.99/ringtone instead of letting you edit your .mp3s from your computer with audacity or MPT and then sharing them with all your buds for free with a bluetooth connection. The people that create their own ringtones and put them on their phones, is probably a pretty small number compared to the total number of people that buy custom ringtones. It's just that Verizon and Sprint want to make sure that this doesn't occur.If they disabled object exchange on my buddy's phone they sure didn't do a very good job. We figured out we're able to upload our own ringtones and such just by changing the file extension... and like I said, bluetooth works—you can upload en masse but you can only upload one contact at a time.
So whether it's a fluke or Sprint is changing their policies.. who knows..