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Something terrible just happen I eraased all my contacts by mistake in my nextel i686, and I do not have the way to restore them > do you think is possible to recover my 234 lost contacts?

I have a hope you can help me out


Frank Batiz

Frank -

I spologize if you misinterpretted by answer. I did answer your question and provided a solution. A SIM card reader may be able to read what was on the SIM card IF your contacts were on the SIM. If they were on the phone and you deleted them, unfortunately, they are not re-accesible. Sprint and Nextel are the same company so I am very surprised that someone at the Sprint store told you that didn't know what to do. That is very unfortunate. They probably didn't want to deal with issues, is all. I hope this helped.

Original response. If you had these backed up to the network then yes or if you can find a SIM reader to read the iDEN SIM in your device and the contacts were on the SIM.  Take the phone to Sprint to see if they can assist you using their equipment. I hope they can help you. I know what a pain this is.  

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