I want to import a .vcf file (with many contacts exported from an iphone) into a Nokia 3310 3G cell phone. I'm doing a test file first. The procedure is:
- load the file on a PC
- change the format of the file to be acceptable to the phone
- copy (via cable) the .vcf from a PC to Files>Phone memory>vCard
- disconnect the phone from the PC
- Files>Phone memory>vCard>
- Select .vcf file
- Menu (soft button)
- Save vCard
The phone gives an error message: "Something went wrong." Apparently Nokia uses a subset of a vCard standard (Ref: vCard 2.1 example - Wikipedia) I've tried to format the file with various syntax that I've researched such as:
BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:2.1 N;FirstName;LastName;; TEL;CELL;VOICE:123567890 END:VCARD
BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:3.0 FN;CHARSET=UTF-8:FirstName LastName TEL;CHARSET=UTF-8;TYPE=CELL:(123) 456-7890 END:VCARD
There are some Excel macros to import vCards into Excel and then export them (Ref: "How to create a vcf file from xls file containing mobile contacts"). I use Libre Office.
A tried a downloadable program (vcf222) which claimed it would reformat a .vcf file. It is described in Nokia Power User. It doesn't work for my .vcf file and phone.
I'm using Windows 10. I tried to import the .vcf file into People (so as to try to export it to a spreadsheet, modify it and export it) but I do not use this App and it proved to difficult.
I'd like to know which .vcf format the 3310 3G uses. Then I could use Notepad++ to modify my file. I'd love to know an easier way.