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How to get contacts from a lost phone

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December 26, 2011 11:00:27 AM

Hello, I have lost my phone and was just wondering if ther's any way to retrieve my contacts using my phone number?

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December 27, 2011 8:18:07 AM

Contact your phone service provider and ask them to keep your number.

If you want to restore contact numbers, you may need a recovery tool that might be able to restore your contact lists.

However i did not tried, i guess there are some tools.
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December 29, 2011 3:17:40 AM

It depends entirely on the type of phone you have. If you have an Android phone, your contacts should be backed up on your Gmail account, so you might try logging in on a computer terminal and seeing if they are there. There are similar backup utilities for iOS, and even Blackberry and WebOS!

If you have a regular cellphone, you're probably out of luck; you would know if you were enrolled in a backup service offered by your carrier. If you aren't, you might check with a local repair center if you've been to one recently, to see if they have your contacts backed up from any service work they performed.

Short of this, you could use an old/spare phone that you used to use to recover most of your contacts, since they would still be on that old phone. And lastly, log into your account on the cell provider's website, and you should at least be able to see a detailed call history - and recover the actual phone numbers from there!

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February 19, 2013 4:18:37 AM

Having lost over 5 years of contacts when my 'faithful' phone with sim card was stolen, I wanted a way to allow anyone with my mobile number (which is now defunct) to make contact with me. I have a new number now, but no one know it.
So I built a website, www.renewcontact.com where anyone can register a phone number and have it linked to an active email address.
It means that my old contacts can go there, search for my number and send me an email with their contact details. I can then decide whether I want to respond or not, after all, there will be some contacts whom I don't want to renew contact with.
Anyone in the same situation as I was, may like to go there and register their phone number.
Since I launched it, quite a few have made use of the free service.
Some are also registering really old phone numbers, that have long been dead, hoping I guess that friends from the past will find them and renew contact.
I hope this site is of use to many.
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February 22, 2013 4:32:43 AM

Maybe someone picked up your phone by accident, call to your phone to see if some answers.
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February 27, 2013 2:54:50 AM

Best answer selected by inzone.
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June 13, 2013 2:03:07 AM

Check your contacts by logging into gmail on your computer. Make sure all of those contacts are there. If so, you just need to re sync everything.
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June 13, 2013 3:31:52 AM

Old thread is old. OP already has his answer, and never came back to respond. Please check dates on threads before posting in the future, blakecorey - in order to avoid reviving dead posts.
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