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Upload contacts from CSV not working Jellybean 4.1.2

Here's my story. I have gone from a Samsung Rant (feature phone) to a Motorola Photon Q 4G (smart phone). I was pretty excited about it until I realized that the good ole times of buggy or limited software were about to start. I paid for the Sprint Wireless Backup service, which wirelessly syncs up your phones contacts so that you can download them later on to a new phone. Well, the short story is that Sprint doesn't tell you that this service is not transferrable from/to any phone. So for months I paid for nothing, or so I thought till I logged int the Sprint web site and was able to download all of my contacts in a csv file.

This csv file contains ALL of my contacts. I have it physically on the micro-SD card in my new Photon. I DO NOT WANT TO SYNC MY CONTACTS TO GOOGLE. There has to be some kind of way to do this directly in the palm of my hand DIY all me without the use of some d___ cloud service. All the time and money we as consumers spend on these devices and these companies continue to try to own us.

I experimented with 2 apps that many others claim to be able to use to import a CSV to contacts and when I go to use those apps, both apps claim to have access to the SD card in their permissions, but neither card can find ANY CSV file on the SD card, while its very apparent that it is there from the android file browser.

I would love to be able to just simply import the d___ CSV file to build my contacts listing. I refuse to use cloud services and I refuse to bring it to the Sprint store. This is completely ridiculous. How can I get this done myself with my own phone and my own hands?

FYI - I don't even care if its CSV or not. It can be some other file format, as long as I'm able to do it myself.

ANYONE have some magic on this?
Why don't you want to use Google for your contacts? When I switched from a feature phone (Razr) to my first android (Droid Eris), Gmail contacts made the transfer mostly painless. You can import CSV files into contacts from the Gmail website. I remember there were a couple of format issues, but nothing to difficult. Once the contacts are in Gmail and you sync your phone, voila', you're done. Also Gmail automatically backs up you contacts daily for the past 30 days. So if you ever have an issue, recovery is simple from the Gmail website.
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