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With how much personal data is stored on our Android devices now a days it is only natural to have a fear of misplacing or losing the device and all that information leaking into someone else's hands, and who know's where else. Verizon has partnered with device insurance company Asurion to bring users the most protection possible on its smartphones, including its entire Android line. Mobile Recovery allows users to rest their fears of their information being tampered with as they can lock their device remotely as well as wipe it and they can use GPS locating to find out exactly where the device is at any given time. This feature will be included for users who are currently enrolled in Total Equipment Coverage through Asurion and Verizon, unfortunately if you do not meet this you are unable to take advantage of this added protection for your data. For more information, and a complete list of compatible devices head over to MyMobileRecovery.

Verizon Wireless Adds Mobile Recovery Application To Total Equipment Coverage Program

Web- and Phone-based Application Helps Customers Locate and Secure Misplaced Devices

09/20/2010

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the largest, most reliable voice and 3G data network, and Asurion, a global leader in technology protection services, today announced Mobile Recovery™, a web- and phone-based application that can help customers in the event they lose or misplace their phones. Asurion’s Mobile Recovery app, now offered at no additional charge as part of Verizon Wireless’ Total Equipment Coverage program on compatible devices, also enables customers to remotely lock the device, sound an alarm and wipe contacts from the phone. If the phone is not recovered, Total Equipment Coverage provides next-day replacement.

“Mobile Recovery is further evidence of Verizon Wireless’ commitment to providing customers with the latest solutions for staying connected, protected and informed,” said John Mara, executive director, marketing, Verizon Wireless. “Mobile Recovery helps customers keep their private information secure, preserving what matters most to Verizon Wireless: customers’ privacy and their phones.”

Mobile Recovery provides Verizon Wireless customers with security features, including:

  • Sound Alarm – Customers trying to find a lost phone can use the “Sound Alarm” feature which triggers an alarm, even if the phone is on silent or vibrate mode.
  • Locate Phone – If the phone is outside audible range, customers no longer have to retrace their steps looking for it. As long as the phone is powered on and within Verizon Wireless’ coverage area, the “Locate Phone” feature uses GPS to provide the location of the missing phone, complete with a map and address, and the option to get turn-by-turn directions.
  • Secure Phone – Once customers have determined their phone is lost, they can use the “Device Remote Lock” feature to prevent unauthorized use, or the “Device Remote Wipe” feature to remotely erase contacts from the device.

If customers are unable to recover their phones with Mobile Recovery, they can simply file a claim online and get next-day delivery of a replacement device. Customers can use Backup Assistant(SM), a free wireless application from Verizon Wireless available on many devices, to save a copy of the phone’s address book to a secure website, allowing customers to restore their saved address books to new phones wirelessly.

Verizon Wireless reminds customers they should not attempt to retrieve their devices from any location that is not safe, unrecognized or unfamiliar. If a device has been stolen or is in an unsafe or unfamiliar location, customers should contact local law enforcement.

Pricing and Availability
Mobile Recovery is available to customers with compatible devices at no additional charge as part of Total Equipment Coverage. A list of compatible phones can be found on the Mobile Recovery website. To download Mobile Recovery, customers can text “GETMR” to 6967 which will prompt them to download the application and complete the simple account setup. Data usage charges may apply for download and use of this application. Lock functionality does not apply to data on removable memory.

To learn more about Mobile Recovery, visitMyMobileRecovery.com. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go towww.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Asurion
Asurion is the global leader in Technology protection services. From lost, stolen and damaged wireless handsets to malfunctioning computers or HD-TVs, Asurion provides more than 90 million consumers worldwide with best-in-class, next day device replacement. The company can also protect user content and software. Asurion is the exclusive provider to many of the world's premier telecommunications and retail companies. Asurion is privately-held with more than 5,000 employees and operates in six countries across three continents. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Asurion is on the Web at www.asurion.com.

 
There are 8 comments

racinwarrior says:

JUST AN FYI

if you have a Droid X and are on the leaked foryo 2.2, the app does not reconize your phone. just tried it and it wont work.

edisoninfo says:

Don't know about the 'droid phones, but I installed this on my Blackberry 9630 Tour and it killed my battery in 4 or 5 hours. I had about 3/4 battery when I installed it around noon, and by dinner time the battery indicator was in the red! I usually get 3 days or more from a battery charge. Delete.... Nice idea, but no.....

moosc says:

Works for me on droid X with second verdion of leaked 2.2. U do need to run backup manager. Been running using for 3 weeks.

Signed up over the weekend and it's pretty handy. I did turn off the GPS locate option because I don't really need it tracking me. You can still do a manual locate from the website if you need to locate your lost phone.

tutivillus says:

Read the Terms and Conditions AND the Privacy Policy. I downloaded the app, read through the fine print and deleted it.

No thanks...there are other, much better options.

jsaren says:

I could not run app either with leaked Froyo 2.2 on my Droid X

Digiflame says:

i've got the DX on flyx 0.1f so froyo, just set your browser to desktop and go to the link, it will let you pick a phone. for me the alarm wouldnt sound and the gps fix was only within 106 meters but it works

PeninaD says:

Instantly screwed memory for. JogTracker and 2 other apps. Uninstalled after a few frustrating hours and everything worked normally on DInc. Oh well...