Sprint adds remote wipe and more for BlackBerry and Android devices

Sprint adds remote wipe and more for BlackBerry and Android devices
If you've ever lost a phone, then you know that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach: "How much will a replacement cost? What do I do until I get a new phone?" And most importantly: "What if my contacts, emails, pictures, and saved passwords fall into the wrong hands?"

Thankfully, Sprint is extending the scope of their Total Equipment Protection plan with the Total Equipment Protection App. The app, available for BlackBerry and Android devices, will add the following features: remote wiping of contacts, remote locking of the device, a location alarm that operates even in silent mode, real time GPS mapping of the device, and GPS history of the device's movement.

The app also allows the user to remotely backup and manage their contacts, but we're pretty sure that's not a new feature. Even if your Sprint device isn't filled with company secrets, your information still deserves the best protection possible. And besides, wouldn't it be fun to go on a GPS scavenger hunt for your lost device?

The T.E.P. App is included free with the Total Equipment Protection plan. That plan costs $7 per month for each individual line of service. Besides the remote features of the app, it also includes affordable pricing for replacement devices, 24/7 claim service, and free next-day replacement delivery.

source: Sprint via Phone Scoop

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8 Comments

1. curiousgeorge

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

sprint at it again with setting the new standards for other companies to compete against

6. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

They almost always do.

2. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Verizon has had this feature since atleast Dec. 2010 except its offered as an Asurion product but same rules apply just have to have TEC.

3. curiousgeorge

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

and how much is that TEP at Verizon? and does it cover water damage? because sprints does

4. Libra1985

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

pretty much standard with insurance......

5. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

yes...it does cover liquid damage & it has for years. why wouldn't it? thought that was the point of "total equipment protection"? its $6.99/mo...so again Sprint is a little late for their "setting the new standards".

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Sprint is a leader because they find a way to get these options done and do it at or below cost of any other company. This option may have been at Verizon already, will take your word on that, and Sprint doesn't have this service cheaper. But since the basic plans at Sprint are cheaper, you can afford this extra even on a budget.

8. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

Awesome...i used to have the family locator because i used to always lose my phone at a friends house and one time it even got stolen and i use the GPS to find my phone with the guy who took it....i will be getting TEP with my new phone come X-Mas!!!

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