Is there a way to backup my phone book onto my memord card?
Is the only way to do it thru the paid online service?
Is there another place to back it up other than above?
According to my research the memory card will save songs, video, and pictures. I am not sure if there is a way to get your contact list to save there as well.
Wireless Back up is an option, it is $2/month.
In order to use Wireless Backup you need to purchase a subscription to the service. You can purchase a subscription directly from your phone by selecting Wireless Backup in your phone's Settings section and then selecting Subscribe.
Once subscribed you can manage the contacts online at the wireless back up site.
one possibility is to try backing up to your computer or other trusted device via bluetooth. i just transferred contacts over from my pda via bluetooth and there is a menu option under tools/bluetooth to send contacts or files.