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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