DataPilot for Cell Phones

Ron Eggers

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Jul 6, 2001
My time is divided between three locations in three counties, so I use my cell phone a lot, and I have a lot of names and numbers stored in there.

Recently, I upgraded to a new phone and the task of re-keying all that info into the new phone was nearly overwhelming.

I found a software utility called DataPilot by Susteen: that greatly simplifies the process.

You set up a database on your computer where you can type in the info, or you can import data from Outlook or a Palm Pilot or a previous phone. The kit I bought comes with a variety of connector cables to connect your phone to a USB port of your computer.

It took a while to convince my phone and computer to talk to one-another. (I thought I might need Stanley to interpret.) But, once set up, it's a piece of cake to use.

Some/most cellular providers offer this service when you upgrade phones, but my phone numbers on the old phone were such a mess, that I wanted to start over. Also, I use DataPilot several times each week to add more numbers to the phone.

In theory, DataPilot will also allow me a mobile internet connection through my cell phone connected to my notebook, custom ring tones and some other utilities which have so far failed to appeal to my limited geekiness.