Posted by Brian McCullough
I got locked out of my house last year and my cell phone was inside the house. It was then that I realized I no longer had many people’s phone numbers memorized. In fact, I could only think of one number off the top of my head for anyone local I could call for help.
That got me thinking of what would happen if I lost my phone. I could email friends to get their numbers, but what about the business contacts I have on my phone and nowhere else? Those would be gone forever. When I upgraded to a Blackjack a couple of years ago, I had to painstakingly write out all the numbers and contact info I had stored in my old phone.
So I’ve been waiting for something like this for a long time. Weblog MakeUseOf has a list of four handy websites you can use to backup your cell phone.
It seems like for most of you, the best of the bunch is a site called Mobical. It’s a dead simple over-the-air backup of your contacts. You don’t have to do much… the info gets sent over the air so long as your phone can connect to the internet. Also, Mobical supports most modern cell phones. Not my Blackjack, apparently.
So, I’m gonna try Anywr, which promises to be compatible with Windows Mobile phones. Anywr also syncs all your outlook and email contacts and offers some twitter-like capabilities.