Connecting a cell phone (Motorola Pebl) to synch with outlook contacts

OK, so my friend got a pebl a few days ago, he needs to get his contacts on it so he has all his phone numbers etc.. I have a normal usb wire i am trying to use.. I have tried a few programs and they dont seem to be working, tired using datapilot and mobile phone tools... Thing is, I dont think its recognizing the phone because it is not using the right driver..The light will pop on the phone when i try and add a new phone in those programs, so it defintley sees something is connected  but cant fully connect do to a driver.. Any ideas where i can find a free driver for this phone.. Also looking for a driver for my V 551  motorola phone.. I bought datapilot a few years ago and have the correct wire to connect to that phone, and i defintley have connected to it in the past, but i have formated my computer since then and  have no idea what i did or installed to connect to that phone... If anyone has connected to  apebl using a normal usb wire please give me the steps needed to accomplish this... Thanks in advance...
PaigePeopleAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
PaigePeopleAuthor Commented:
I tried the drivers download there, it came out as an .EXE file, i ran that and it didn't work for me..

USB Data Suite [MA-8870] for Motorola PEBL U6      I will try the bottom driver file when i get home...  The USB Data Suite [MA-6820] for Motorola PEBL U6  version... Hopefully that will work.. I will also try and remove the initial driver... Right now in device manager it is showing a motorola modem under modems... So at least my computer is recognizing the phone... Almost positive its a driver issue.. I will let you know how it goes with that second driver... But, wondering if you have tried any of these downloads... there is a handset manager program and drivers... Wondering what the handset program is all about and if its any good??
0
PaigePeopleAuthor Commented:
that probably would work, but what i did was i got motorola mobile phone tools on cd.... it works like a charm..... thanks for the help, you get the points!!!!  but to anybody reading this, give that link a try or just buy the motorla software... its not bad, plus you can make ringtones from your own cd's...
0
chiingliangCommented:
sorry i dint update.

u can also look for a lot of non-authorised softwares like p2k, motokit, motmidman, javamagic etc. these softwares come in handy to pimp up your moto. use these with caution and always backup a master copy of your firmware with motokit.
0
PaigePeopleAuthor Commented:
i now need to flash my PEBL with cingular software... i constanltly see the text message alert icon on the phones screen, even when no messages are on the phone, also, a little phone icon, which represents voicemail alert, also, no voicemail is on the phone, i have checked numerous times... Any ideas??
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.