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Wirefly Mobile Backup Debuts, Do You Need It?

Do you back up your mobile phone?

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Wirefly Mobile Backup Debuts, Do You Need It?

I think today most people know that they need to back up their computers or they risk losing data like photos, email, documents, and all sorts of other things that they might not be able to get back without a backup. There are all sorts of services on the market today that will allow the computer user to back up data to the web and to local drives like USB HDDs and others. There are still some that don’t back up the data on their computer, but at least most people know they should.

When it comes to the mobile phone and especially smartphones today, very few people actually think about backing up the data on their phone. Smartphone users are especially at risk of losing lots of data if they don't backup often. Users of the iPhone can get their data backed up to some extent using iTunes where their apps and music can be saved and reinstalled if needed.

However, there are lots of phones that don't back up this way and if you rarely sync your iPhone, you are unprotected for the most part. Many phone users don’t think about backups until there are ready to change phones or an existing phone gets damaged. A new service called Wirefly Mobile Backup has debuted that is aimed at allowing the mobile user to back up the content on their phone.

The Wirefly backup service is free and you can back up your address book, calendar, photos, music, and more. The service allows protection for five devices including one PC and has 2GB of data storage. The backup service will work with most popular smartphones like the iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, Blackberry, and Symbian devices. The service will also allow backup for computers. At the end of the current quarter support for Palm, Java, Windows Phone 7, and Symbian will be added.

The service uses an incremental backup where the first time out your entire device is backed up and after that first time, only files that change are backed up. The backup time will vary greatly depending on the amount of content and the speed of your web connection. Stored files will be deleted automatically after 30 days of closing an account if you don't like the service. The free 2GB of storage is free forever. Granted, most will need more than 2GB of storage so plan to pay if you really like the service. You can register at the website or via apps on the Android market and App Store. If you need more storage space $5.99 monthly will get you unlimited storage.

The downside I can see is that using a cloud storage solution to back up like this will eat up lots of bandwidth, which can cost you a bunch if you are on a miserly data plan. I look at backups sort of like keeping receipts for the IRS. No, you probably won't need it, but if you do and don't have it, you are screwed.

 

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