updated 03:30 pm EDT, Thu June 28, 2007
Moving contacts to iPhone
Cotinuing the influx of information from AT&T, the carrier has also explained the means of transferring contacts from other devices to the iPhone, which does not read contacts from a SIM card like other GSM devices. The most efficient and inexpensive method is to make sure the contacts are in format that can be imported by iTunes, which means that users must have a Mac, or else Microsoft's Outlook or Outlook Express. If none of these are an option, AT&T will insist that customers either manually transfer the contacts themselves, or turn to help from one of the company's storefronts.
Their solution is the Universal Memory Exchanger, or UME, which siphons the contacts from the old phone. This method is not free; the process involves a USB flash drive, which AT&T will not allow customers to provide on their own. Instead the company will sell its own flash drive, holding 512MB and costing $15.