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Why dont you back up your contacts before you lose them?

My friend Nick from Doyouit reminded our networking group how important it is to backup you computers and that reminded me of a situation I had a few days ago. I had a lady come to me almost crying her phone would not stay on because the charging port was broken and she had all of her contacts in the phone. The phone was a Verizon Wireless LG Voyager and a family member gave her an old LG Env 3 to use. She had spent two hours the day before in the store working with the representatives trying to get her contacts with now luck and that night she called Verizon Wireless technical  support but still with no results.

Luckily I was able to rig the phone with an old home charger that fit the LG Voyager and got a little charge in then I was able to Bluetooth the contacts from the Voyager to the Env 3. Their were over 400 contacts that transfer over to the replacement phone.

All of this could of been avoided if they had used Backup Assistance which is a free Verizon Wireless service that backs up your contacts. This service can be used on simple phone and smartphones. There is even an upgraded version called Backup Assistance Plus that backs up pictures and music also. Smartphone owners should always use the services like Google on Android phones, Blackberry desktop manager and iTunes to back up the contacts.

Don’t let your phone die then worry about how you can retrieve your information. Contact the Mobilewiseguy to find out what options you have to backup your data and if you or your company need help with backing up the data from your computers call my friend Nick with Doyouit.

AT&T canceled my cell phone demo line

I had a cell phone with AT&T since the Bellsouth Mobility days and earlier this year I transferred my number to an ANR line. That is a $20 a month plan for agents and employees of AT&T. I was worried a little because I do not like anyone having control of my number. I guess I should have gone with my instincts, they canceled my line without warning.
Before I had switch ANR line I had a grandfather plan with unlimited incoming calls and unlimited data. When I logged into my account I saw this message that I copied and pasted below. It says non-payment but the bill is not due for another week.  By the way it was AT&T that spelled canceled wrong below, I just copied from the website and pasted.

CURTIS MATTHEWS Your account has been restricted because your AT&T service is suspended due to non-payment or cancelled. You may only use MyATT to make a payment on an outstanding balance or to make a final payment. Access to other areas of MyATT is restricted for suspended or cancelled accounts. For additional assistance, please call 1-800-288-2020 to speak with a U-verse Support representative or 1-800-331-0500 (1-787-397-5000 from Puerto Rico) to speak with Wireless Customer Care.

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I know I could port my number out or change to a current plan on AT&T but I have numerous mobile phones with Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile which I pay very little and I do not want to change those numbers.

Blackberry devices are being exported

The new Blackberry Bold 9700 and all at&t Blackberry devices went on sale a couple of days ago. This sparked a buying frenzy for anyone interrested in getting a Blackberry but it also boosted the export market for the Blackberry Devices.
A few weeks ago I sold my Blackberry Bold 9000 for &250 on I got many calls for my Blackberry and I inquired why there were a few guys buying up all the used Blackberry devices for sale. I found out these guys were buying for export to Venezuela. The market for Blackberry devices in South America is huge and the devices cost a lot more there than it cost in the United States. I then checked with some of my friends who are in the cell phone export business and they confirmed that they have orders prepaid for thousands of Blackberry 9700s. Now that the Blackberry devices are less expensive for the next few weeks the market is jumping at this oppertunity and buying up all they can before the price goes back up.

The blackberry 9700 was selling wholesale for $450 now they are selling for $360 wholesale. This leaves a huge mark up for exporters in South America. The Blackberry 9700 sells whole sale in Venezuela for around $600+

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