If you purchase a new mobile phone then you may want to transfer your old messages to it. This will allow you to keep all of your messages in one place. It only takes a few minutes to do provided that you have the right tools. This way you can save your messages no matter how old they are.
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Things you need
- Mobile phone storage service
Choose an online mobile phone back up service. A few that you can choose from include TreasureMyText, DashWire and MyPhoneExplorer. As of 2010 these programs are all free to use. You just need to register with them.
Sign up with TreasureMyText. This site will allow you to forward all of your texts to their servers and save them automatically. Once you have done this you can download them to your new phone.
Register with Dashwire. This site is designed specifically for backing up phone data and phone migration. Not only can you transfer your new text messages but you can also transfer videos, photos and contacts as well. This program works on phones running BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems. Once you install the application to your phone you can sync with the Dashwire servers. You will then need to install the program to your new phone and then sync it with Dashwire to download the data.
Download MyPhoneExplorer. This program works with Sony-Ericcson and Android mobile phones. It will allow you to back up you text messages as well as your contacts. Once you install the program to your phone and your PC, you can sync the two and download the data to your computer. You can then connect your new phone to your computer and upload the data from your old phone. You can use this program with USB, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
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