by Mike Masnick

Lose A Phone, Lose A Friend

from the backups?--we-don't-need-no-steeenkin'-backups dept

It's tough to keep your contact info up to date. Many people (guilty here, too) end up using their mobile phone address book as their sole list of phone numbers. This can be problematic if you lose the phone. In fact, many people claim that they would become unable to contact friends if they lost their phone -- and yet they still don't back it up. Of course, backing it up may be a problem as well. As Paris Hilton is discovering, when your phone automatically backs itself up to a web server, you can end up losing friends in a different way.

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  1. identicon
    Gary Potter, Feb 22nd, 2005 @ 12:45pm

    Cell Phone Backup

    At Demo last week, Traverse Networks showed how end users could manage their presence as well as contacts. You could route calls to your phone of choice, completely independent of network technology or carrier. Very slick.

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    Mike (profile), Feb 22nd, 2005 @ 12:54pm

    Re: Cell Phone Backup

    Yeah, I saw that... However, what struck me about it was that it was basically a slight update on the T-Mobile Danger solution -- which leads to other problems as described above.

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  3. identicon
    Nicole Ritchie, Feb 22nd, 2005 @ 12:56pm

    Paris #'s

    Yesterday @ work we spent a GOOD hour calling people on her list. Even though we got quite a few disconnected messages we DID get to talk to Paris's Mom, listen to her Dad's answering machine, tell Vanilla Ice he is washed up ... to which he replied: " fuck you " ...

    I love Paris in the morning ...

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  4. identicon
    Oliver Wendell Jones, Feb 23rd, 2005 @ 7:33am

    Get a better phone

    I recently upgraded to a Treo 600 Communicator and I'm loving it.

    It's a Palm OS 5 PDA and phone combined into a single unit. The phonebook is a slightly modified version of the Palm Contacts application which syncs to my PC.

    Sprint also offers a feature called VoiceCommand that lets me dial * and I can then say "Call John Smith at home" or "Call Jane Doe on the mobile phone" and it will automatically dial it for me. They offer free software (by FusionOne) to allow me to sync my Outlook contacts (which are already synced to my phone) to their website which can hold 500 names and numbers.

    The beauty of it is that when I change phones again for any reason, as long as it's still with Sprint I just dial * and all my phone numbers are still available to me.

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  5. identicon
    Ask Bjørn Hansen, Mar 9th, 2005 @ 11:26pm

    OS X Address Book & iSync

    I've never had an address book as organized before I started using the OS X address book and iSync to sync the phone, iPod and the various macs (via .mac)... It's completely awesome. If only they made "regular" phones (or just VoIP phones) with SyncML. (Although with the Vonage Call2Click plugin for Address Book.app I don't miss it quite so much).

    - ask

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    billy, Jul 12th, 2006 @ 3:16pm

    Re: Paris #'s

    heyy nicole i think u r a great friend and paris is very kind billy paris i luv u it is ure friend my# wus onit

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