This cell phone thing defeats me. Again.
I have quite a few numbers set to speed dial that I don't use anymore, and I was going through them to reassign speed dial numbers.
That is all. There was to be no deleting whatsoever.
Apparently I misunderstood. When I changed the speed dial number, it would say "hey, there's one there already, replace?" So I'm all, "Yes, replace!" And its all "OK! I won't mention that it deletes the phonebook entry that had that number and replaced it with the other one!"
So, if I haven't called you lately (say, if it is your birthday today, but not if your number is one different than mine and I'm divorcing you) it is because my phone doesn't know you anymore.