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I have a Nokia 6030 which is about seven years old. When I turned it on this morning, hundreds of my contacts were missing; only six names remained. My carrier is T-Mobile. I contacted Customer Support and a representative said there was no way to retrieve the lost contacts. What way is there? Thank you.

I''m not sure how the phone lost the contacts. That is very unusual and just because it's old doesn't mean it should do that. Unfortunately, your carrier is correct. They can't do anything about this. If your contacts weren't backed up to either the SIM card or the Cloud (i.e., your carrier's backup network Cloud that you would have to pay for) then unfortunately they are lost. I wish that I could give you some good news but I am very sorry that I don't have good news on this one. I still don't know how they got lost but I wish I did.

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