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Phone Help!


I switched my phone number to my new phone because the new company said my old phone would work for 4 days after I switched numbers, BUT THEY LIED and now I don't know how to get pictures I want off my old phone.

The old phone is a Motorola W375g. The new phone is an LG500G.



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Jan. 17th, 2012 11:50 am (UTC)
I'll take a stab at this.

first, the moto was this:
(although it may not have used net10 as your carrier)

the phone you've just transfered your number to and activated is this:

So they're going to rely upon over the air movement of data vs. memory card like a Micro SD card. Looks like the LG can use a micro SD but may not come with one. the Moto doesn't use SD card tech, from my skim of both phone features.

Now, if your carrier is/was tracfone or net10 or similar, that might work well, or if your phone (the moto) CAN be activated by one of those services, you may be able to do this but it won't be free.

If your new LG has your number ported to it, the moto is essentially 'dead' as far as airtime and ability to function until re-activated, but assumedly has all data on it, such as photos and contact lists. I didn't check to see if it had any USB connectivity or synchronization to a computer. But if so, that's even better.

If not, what you may want to consider doing is to re-activate the moto for the shortest and cheapest time possible and get a new number - long enough to then send your photos off the phone and to an email address, or another phone like the LG which has the micro SD where photos can be transfered to your computer or elsewhere.

At worst, it may cost you a month of service that you won't need or use beyond the photo transfers. At best, it allows you to get them from the phone which are likely stored onboard so there's no other way to move them except via cellular airtime transfer as a multimedia message/picture message or something.

If the moto had an SD card, it may be far easier to move photos to it, pull it out of the phone, and plop it into a card reader and do anything you want with 'em. The advantage with the LG phone is, it looks like you'll be able to do that from here on out, storing contacts, photos, or other files on a removable storage card vs. phone memory or storage.

'Zat make sense? Or let me know if I can clarify anything.

Jan. 17th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
BitPim (http://www.bitpim.org/)

I've used it many times to retreive data from Verizon phones that were otherwise unable to connect to the network. As long as you have a PC cable for it - you should be able to get into it.

It can take a little futzing to get it connected correctly, but once you do, you can grab everythign off of your old phone.

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