Firefox Launches Low-cost, SMS-based Backup Solution

Mobile security firm Firefox SMS Security has unveiled SaveCell, http://www.www.savecell.co.uk
a software solution that enables 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 handsetsm and is provided free with the SaveCell secure storage service. Firefox says it is the first to backup and secure mobile phone contacts completely automatically via SMS text messaging. The online SaveCell Vault provides inexpensive and secure storage for a phone's contacts, for a 1 monthly fee.
While users of Smartphones and feature phones can access traditional phone-to-PC synchronisation applications, many owners of standard mobile phones are completely unfamiliar with such software and processes. Firefox says that SaveCell satisfies the need for a simple and entirely automatic answer to the problem of lost contact information in missing and stolen handsets.
The SaveCell application is loaded on to a mobile phone from the SaveCell website. It preserves the contact list automatically by saving it, encrypted in the SaveCell Vault, every time a new contact is added or one is changed. SaveCell's sign-up and billing system doesn't require a name, address or a debit or credit card number to be supplied. It uses a Premium Rate SMS text message to charge 1 per month for the service, and this low charge appears on a user's normal mobile phone bill.
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, says Firefox sales Director Paul Hopkins. 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. Many mobile phones have been stolen for their contact lists and this service helps to reduce identity theft.
The SaveCell phone application is fully Symbian Signed to work on the majority of mobiles that use the Symbian Operating System. This includes Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Lenovo and Siemens phones. A full list can be viewed on the SaveCell website or on the Symbian Series 60 website.
The application is available for download today and the SaveCell website has a comprehensive FAQ section which addresses most user questions. In addition, there's a SaveCell Forum where people can share stories about their experiences.