Last Updated 14th February 2004
What Is It?
A program that copies ALL the contacts from your SIM card into
the phone's contacts database. The phone will set the first name, and file as
fields of the contact with the SIM contact's name field, and of course the
mobile phone field with the phone number. The contact will also be assigned the
category SIM so that you can easily identify the contacts that
were copied from the SIM card.
The O2XPhone doesn't come with a SIMManager program
that allowed people to quickly copy their contacts on their SIM card to the
Outlook Contacts database on the phone. Since the phone DIDN'T
come with the program users had to copy the contacts manually one by one, and
was giving people a lot of headaches... so what to do? I decided to make this
as an exercise to see how to Interop in the .Net CF!
How Do I Use It?
Although I've tested the program, and have found it to be working on my phone I
don't have the resources to say 100% "Yes the program does work without causing
any adverse effects!" So this here is the little disclaimer telling you that
Marauderz will not be responsible if your phone blows up or something due
to the use of this program ;)
First you download the cab file here. (If you have a Pocket PC
Phone, you need this instead) Then copy the
file to your phone and run it using the file explorer. A warning will appear
stating the program is not trustworthy.. (cause I don't have money to get a
signing certificate :P) just say yes to proceed and install the
program. Once installation is complete you'll find the program M2SimCopy
in your Accessorries folder of your Start Menu.
Just run it (another security warning...), select Options
and then Do Copy (at which point ANOTHER security warning)
and all your SIM contacts will be copied to your phone memory. And that's it!
I have absolutely no idea what would happen if your contact's are stored using
chinese characthers... the code should handle it properly and copy the string
if you're using a phone that's capable of displaying it. (ie. HK XPhone)
Give it a try and tell me the results!