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Aug 11, 2007, 12:45 PM

Open Source Funambol server syncs phones and Outlook remotely!!!

My.Funambol.com even provides the service for free. Ericson phones have had this for years. Updates in Outlook, such as to the calendar as well as contacts, get synced from your computer at work to the server and then to the phone and then to your computer at home, etc. This is much better than backup to web because those services often don't sync to Outlook where it is easier to organize, add and delete.

But unfortunately the company they are bragging about here BLOCKS! the Funambol service so you have to pay. I have tried it on several AT$T phones. None of them work, even though the manufacturer has built in the function, and zero sales people or tech support people have ever heard of it.

How do I find out what features AT&T is bloc...
rosco sweet

Jul 25, 2007, 1:29 PM

T-Mobile was first

That statement is not 100% correct.

"AT&T is the first GSM carrier in the U.S. to offer a service that protects some user data on mobile phones. The service, which is called AT&T Mobile Backup and costs $1.99 per month, will let subscribers backup and store their contact data on AT&T's web site. Contacts that are added to the phone or the web site are automatically updated at intervals set by the users."

T-Mobile already has a service available where users can back up phone contacts to their servers, and manage those via the website. I believe it launched a month or two ago. It is a free service, but is only available with maybe 3 or 4 devices. Also, I'm not sure of T-Mobile's service allowing contact sync with other services, or remot...
Nokia 3220, Nokia 6600, Samsung T629 second gen software, and the Nokia 5300 support this function thru the phonebook section of their respective phones.
Sprint has also been doing this for a couple of years...wireless backup service and voice command..I believe sprint is the only carrier with the voice command service, which allows the user to backup, edit, store, etc. all contacts via web and then di...
VZW has had Backup Assistant for quite some time now, made it free for MyAccount subsribers back in 11/2006.

Jul 29, 2007, 11:58 AM

Verizon has had it, and it is FREE

I have had verizon for a long time, and if you download their backup assistant, and log on to the computer with my account... it is free... hope all the other companies take note

Jul 27, 2007, 10:07 AM

Sprint has had it for a while

This service is nothing new. Sprint has had it available for a few years...it is called wireless backup and is built in to all of its current phones. It is $2.00/month and also uses their vision internet service to back it up. Obviously I am a sprint customer and I think it is funny when new things come out and by other carriers and it is talked about like it is new...there have been several things released this year by other carriers that sprint has already been doing. It is sprint's own fault though because there marketing is terrible and they never advertise anything. wow no wonder they are in so much debt

Jul 26, 2007, 5:16 AM

NSA Approves...

Who needs to spy anymore when you are friends with At&t?

At&t's extremely close relationship with the NSA and recent revisions to their privacy policies make spying a thing of the past, and handing over your personal information the future.

Don't forget, afterall, At&t claims to own your pesrsonal information nowadays.

Good luck with that...
Totally, now customers will hand it over w/o a fight. Your world delivered....to the NSA...

Jul 26, 2007, 7:17 AM

Thanks for correcting some but its still not accurate

T-Mobile hasn't only "offered" this service for the Sidekick's, they still do!!!

As also mentioned before in a few other threads, the sidekick isn't the only phone that its offered on. They offer this service on other "consumer-grade non-smartphones."

As a sales rep, I take great offense to wrong information being listed on the supposedly, accurate and credible news section of this site.

You guys waited oh so long to make sure the i-phone information was 100% accurate, and then you don't research network phonebook backups and claim AT&T is the first. Do you guys have stock in AT&T or something 😕

Jul 26, 2007, 2:45 AM

Headline should read "AT&T Very Last Company To Offer Contact Backup"

This thread has been quite an education for me. I jumped in to point out that T-Mobile already offers this service. I use it with my Samsung T409, works great, it's free, as others have already said.
But I thought TMo was the only carrier to offer it. Now I find out Sprint's had it for awhile (with a fee), Verizon offers it free through their online account manager, and regional US Cellular offers multiple versions. A little more research shows Alltel offers CellBackUp and MightyBackUp. Virgin Mobile's had ContactVault for awhile.

The title should be corrected to "AT&T: (The Very Last Company) To Back Up User Contact Data."

Hey, better late than never...

Jul 25, 2007, 6:40 PM

Please update this story

Regardless of how the functionality of T-mobile's network phonebook backup is, they were ahead of AT&T with this feature.

There are some new phones coming out in august that support this feature.

Also T-mobile's service is free.
I agree. AT&T is not the first.

Jul 25, 2007, 3:33 PM

US Cellular has had this feature for years.


And now My Contact backup...

It appears whoever wrote this article is somewaht out of the loop and/or biased.
nobody cares about US Cellular 🙄
The original (since revised) article stated that att was the first GSM carrier to offer this service. Where do you figure USCC into that statement? Instead of the writer being biased/out of the loop, it just looks like you exhibited poor reading compr...

Jul 25, 2007, 1:24 PM

doesn't verizon have this feature for free?

the backup assistant is free to vzw users that have an account online, right?
Yes & no. It's only free if you pay your bill online.
I don't know about the VZ offering it for free however I know U.S Cellular offers it for free and it's much more then just backing up your contacts online. you can view them remotely on uscc.com/mycontactsbackup, or simply wipe the entire phonebook of...

Jul 25, 2007, 1:20 PM

Cool... maybe this will cause Sprint to lower the price of their Wireless Backup feature.

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