If I remove the battery from my cell phone, do I lose all my phone numbers?

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  1. MichaelD

    MichaelD Lifer

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

    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dabuddha

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    You shouldn't. In theory. Also in theory, communism works.
     
  3. Corporate Thug

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    i lose all the data when i remove the battery
     
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  5. MichaelD

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    Thanks. I'll write down all the numbers just in case...of course, I'll probably lose that piece of paper too. :confused:
     
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    Check my edit. (I don't know about a few months though)
     
  7. MichaelD

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    Thanks pal. Checking your thread now.
     
  8. MichaelD

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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.
     
  9. BennyD

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    the sim should last "forever" without power
     
  10. Eli

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    Why?

    You goin to disappear on us? ;)

     
  11. WTT0001

    WTT0001 Golden Member

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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.

    Good Luck,

    WTT
     
  12. Alphazero

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    My Nokia doesn't lose anything.
     
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    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.....
     
  14. Eli

    Eli Super Moderator<br>Elite Member
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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...

     
  15. Guest

    You need a SIM phone.
     
  16. MichaelD

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    Huh? That doesn't have anything to do with "The Sims" does it? :confused:

    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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    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? :)
     
  19. LordJezo

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    My Audiovox loses nothing.. but I have never left the battery out for 5 months though..