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Unless you had your MobileMe syncing to a local email program like Microsoft Outlook, your contacts may be lost forever.
Your only hope would be to reactivate your MobileMe account and hope that your information is still intact.
You might be able to capture the contacts from a recent backup (before you cancelled MobileMe). Remove your SIM card, connect your iPhone
to your computer, open iTunes. If iTunes attempts to sync, cancel the sync. Right click on the iPhone icon on the left column of iTunes, select Restore From Backup
. Find a backup that had the contacts on your iPhone and restore that backup. Upon the restore and verification that the contacts are intact, leave your iPhone connected to the computer. Left click on the iPhone icon on the left column of iTunes, then go to the Info
tab in iTunes. Click Sync Contacts
and select the program you want to sync your contacts to (i.e. Microsoft Outlook
). Click Apply
in the lower right and then Sync
. After you have synced, insert your SIM card and your contacts will likely be wiped due to no MobileMe account. From there, in iTunes, go back to the Info
tab and be sure that Sync Contacts
is still selected. Then Sync
your iPhone again. This should push all the contacts from your Outlook
to the iPhone.
If you didn't have a backup with the contacts or you had no backups, this option will not work for you.
Other than those two ways, there is no way to recover your contacts.
Feel free to ask any questions, as I am here to assist you.