Losing your phone means losing everything you have on your phone. But now you can make sure your data is safe, at least if you’re using AT&T. This week AT&T announced that users will be able to store, update and even access their contact information on their mobile handsets through a downloadable handset application. This new service, AT&T Mobile Backup will be available on a variety of handsets, including six Motorola devices, including the RAZR V3XX, RAZR V3i, RAZR V3r, V365, SLVR 17 and KRZR K1, with additional handsets to follow in the future.
“Most people have contact information on their wireless devices that they do not have stored anywhere else,” said Carlton Hill, vice president of Voice Products and Devices for AT&T’s wireless unit. “Because of this, we are excited to offer a secure backup option to protect this important information.”
Subscribers can add new contacts to their account and edit existing data on the AT&T Mobile Backup Web site. Contacts can also be imported from Microsoft Outlook, AOL and Yahoo!, and these contacts then be sent to a handset over the mobile network. Automatic backup options are provided for daily and weekly updates. AT&T Mobile Backup is powered by Asurion, and will be available on compatible handsets later this year for $1.99 a month.