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Old 06-25-2003, 06:51 AM   #1
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Default If I remove the battery from my cell phone, do I lose all my phone numbers?

Fine; it's the Stupid Cell Phone Question of the Day.

The memory in a cell phone, is it like flash memory? I.E. not dependent on a constant electrical charge to save settings?

My cell phone will be turned off for a few months and I'd hate to lose all the numbers I've accumulated over the past four years.

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Old 06-25-2003, 06:53 AM   #2
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Default If I remove the battery from my cell phone, do I lose all my phone numbers?

You shouldn't. In theory. Also in theory, communism works.
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:00 AM   #3
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i lose all the data when i remove the battery
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I asked it here
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:02 AM   #5
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Default If I remove the battery from my cell phone, do I lose all my phone numbers?

Thanks. I'll write down all the numbers just in case...of course, I'll probably lose that piece of paper too.
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:04 AM   #6
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Check my edit. (I don't know about a few months though)
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:07 AM   #7
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Default If I remove the battery from my cell phone, do I lose all my phone numbers?

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Check my edit. (I don't know about a few months though)
Thanks pal. Checking your thread now.
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:12 AM   #8
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Default If I remove the battery from my cell phone, do I lose all my phone numbers?

Read the thread; kinda a 50/50 split there. :Q My phone is going to be unplugged for about four months...I was planning taking the battery out, just in case it leaks or somehting.
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:21 AM   #9
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Read the thread; kinda a 50/50 split there. :Q My phone is going to be unplugged for about four months...I was planning taking the battery out, just in case it leaks or somehting.
the sim should last "forever" without power
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:22 AM   #10
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Read the thread; kinda a 50/50 split there. :Q My phone is going to be unplugged for about four months...I was planning taking the battery out, just in case it leaks or somehting.
Why?

You goin to disappear on us?

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Old 06-25-2003, 07:31 AM   #11
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Default If I remove the battery from my cell phone, do I lose all my phone numbers?

I lost my nokia 5165 for around 5 months, after the first 2 weeks it was dead (I called it and at that point it didn't even ring, just went straight to voicemail. When we found it again I tried turning it on and got nothing at all, charged it up and had everything, phone #'3 missed calls, made calls. So I guess the best way is to back it up BUT you may get away with it.

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Old 06-25-2003, 07:34 AM   #12
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My Nokia doesn't lose anything.
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:48 AM   #13
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Default RE: If I remove the battery from my cell phone, do I lose all my phone numbers?

What phone do you have?

The numbers in England are stored on the sim card. Here everyone uses GSM. The phone also stores numbers. It holds without the battery so i guess there must be some sort of battery in the phone for when the battery is dead.....
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I lost my nokia 5165 for around 5 months, after the first 2 weeks it was dead (I called it and at that point it didn't even ring, just went straight to voicemail. When we found it again I tried turning it on and got nothing at all, charged it up and had everything, phone #'3 missed calls, made calls. So I guess the best way is to back it up BUT you may get away with it.

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HTF did you lose your phone for 5 months?

Better question.. WhereTF did you lose your phone for 5 months? Is your room that messy? lol...

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You need a SIM phone.
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Default If I remove the battery from my cell phone, do I lose all my phone numbers?

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You need a SIM phone.
Huh? That doesn't have anything to do with "The Sims" does it?

I have an older Sprint Touchpoint Dual Band phone...I think Qualcomm makes it; that's what it says on the back.

It's got a big old battery that's about four years old, but assuming I only use about 5 minutes a day talking, it'll do three-foru days on a full charge.
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You need a SIM phone.
Huh? That doesn't have anything to do with "The Sims" does it?

I have an older Sprint Touchpoint Dual Band phone...I think Qualcomm makes it; that's what it says on the back.

It's got a big old battery that's about four years old, but assuming I only use about 5 minutes a day talking, it'll do three-foru days on a full charge.
I only know what a sim is because I bought a phone a couple days ago - it's like a little flash card that you can take in and out of the phone and it can hold data.

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lol, you Americans are kinda behind what mobile phones concerns eh?
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My Audiovox loses nothing.. but I have never left the battery out for 5 months though..
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