Firefox SMS Systems, the mobile security company, has launched a software product called SaveCell that allows mobile phone users on any network to secure their contact lists simply, immediately and inexpensively.
The SaveCell software is available for commonly used mobile phones including Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung and LG and is provided free with the SaveCell secure storage service.
It is the first to backup and secure mobile phone contacts completely automatically using the SMS text messaging service, which is a component of all mobile phone users’ feature plans, stated Firefox SMS Systems. The online SaveCell Vault provides inexpensive and secure storage for a phone’s contacts, and a small fee is charged monthly by premium rate SMS.
While users of smartphones and more technical mobile phone users can access traditional phone-to-PC synchronisation applications, many owners of standard mobile phones are completely unfamiliar with such software and processes. Firefox SaveCell satisfies the need for a simple and entirely automatic answer to the problem of lost contact information in missing and stolen handsets.
Paul Hopkins of Firefox SMS Systems said: “We heard so many sob stories from people who lost all their contacts because their phone went missing, was stolen or they had dropped it down the loo. The pain of that loss was obvious. A simple service was needed to preserve those vital contacts for users of the more commonly found mobile phones, across all networks. SaveCell fits the bill because it is simple, easy, inexpensive and automatic. You don’t even need to remember to sync your phone – everything is done automatically.”
If a mobile phone user loses their handset or it is stolen, all their contact information can be easily and securely retrieved from the SaveCell Vault, via SMS, into a new, compatible phone. The SaveCell user can ask the SaveCell Vault to remotely destroy the contact list on their stolen phone before they report the theft to their mobile service provider – i.e. before the phone is disabled and placed on the UK’s National Mobile Phone Register. Many mobile phones have been stolen for their contact lists and this service helps to reduce identity theft.