Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 3:19 AM (in response to Michael Ian)
Use iCloud, first turn on contacts, on your iPad, for iCloud. Then login to iCloud.com & verify all of your contacts are there. Then turn on contacts, for iCloud, on your phone. Make sure you are connected to WiFi when you do this. Read here:
That way you can keep your contacts in sync.