Have you ever lost your cell phone and lost all your contact information? This seems to happen to a lot of people.
Verizon Wireless has an auto backup feature that is free. No, they don’t go out of their way to tell you about it, but it’s been there for years.
Before you start, you must already have a “Get It Now” enabled phone from Verizon. If you don’t have a compatible phone, you are SOL and it’s time to updated your phone. If you’re not sure, you can go to verizonwireless.com to find out or call them.
So now, to get the backup feature for free, go to verizonwireless.com and create an account. To do this, you will need your Verizon account information. Next, login to your account. Click on “Tools and Applications.” At the pull down menu, select your phone. To the right of that pull down, there’s another pull down labled “Jump To.” Select “Business/Tools.”
Now, look for “Backup Assistant.” Click on the link. There will be a message there explaining that it costs $1.99 per month. If you read the entire text, it tells you that if you are a “My Account” customer, the fee is waved and so it’s FREE!
Other than having your contacts automatically backed up, you also have access to the information via your Verizon account online. Also, when you get a new phone, you don’t have to go down to the local office to have the numbers transfered for you. You can do it yourself by using the restore feature on your new phone. You can even “restore” a number that you have accidentally deleted from you phone.
If you’re a Verizon customer and you aren’t using this free feature, you should sign up right now. Otherwise, you really shouldn’t even be reading this blog.