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    True but...

    Quote Originally Posted by SoNic67 View Post
    Any Android phone migrates the contacts the same way as Apple does - they are all saved in the cloud by default.
    If the person has a flip phone, (non android) they’re generally “SOL” for transferring contacts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pilot View Post
    If the person has a flip phone, (non android) they’re generally “SOL” for transferring contacts...
    Many feature phones, including most made in the last 5 years, support transferring contacts by bluetooth. I've used this feature to transfer contacts between my feature phones and my Android phones.
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    Some phones allow transfer of files/data/contacts with NFC (Near Field Communications) as well.
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    Used to be, with flip phones, you could transfer contacts via SIM card. Save to SIM card, move SIM card.

    But along the way many phones, especially smart phones, lost the ability to move contacts to the SIM. To restrictive.
    iPhone X is my current primary phone. I have older model iPhones and Moto phones available on other lines. Currently prepaid, though would consider postpaid on right plan.

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    Don't forget that SIM cards don't have the same storage capacity used on modern phones. In the old days (early 2000's primarily on Analog or 2G devices) the phone only had a limited amount of contact storage, there was no email on the phone, no text messaging, no internet data, no mailing address for contacts, only 10-digit phone #'s and each phone # stored was a separate contact. Most modern phones now store the same information in the Cloud or on SD cards.

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    When I wanted to move a list of contacts to a Nokia 3310 3G (used as my "home" phone), I had to transfer from an android phone using bluetooth. It didn't work from an iPhone. But I didn't want to enter in a list manually.

    Smart phones that support syncing with some service (gmail, icloud, etc) are easier.

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