Verizon Wireless Backup Assistant Review: Have you synced cell phone?

We are asking readers if they have synced their mobile phones with Verizon Wireless Backup Assistant and if so could you send in your mini reviews of what you think about it.

This service has been out a while now that allows you to sync your mobile contact list with an online address book; it is totally free if you are a Verizon customer and $1.99 per month if you are not. It is very secure and will be a saviour if you break or lose your handset.

You can schedule daily backups to be up-to-date and even use its facilities to print, add, view, delete and edit contacts, just so you know the monthly fee will be waived if you remain a Verizon Wireless customer.

Main Features: Automatic Backup, Easy Transfer, Online Editing and Import and Export Contacts. You can backup by using Android Gmail, Blackberry Desktop Manager, Windows Mobile Exchange ActiveSync and Palm Pre or Pixi. For more information please visit here.

So if you are already using this service could you please send us your mini reviews of what you think, this will help us and our readers understand the service a little more and if it is worth using.


7 thoughts on “Verizon Wireless Backup Assistant Review: Have you synced cell phone?”

  1. BrianB says:

    I like Backup Assistant. Provides nice peace of mind. I have been using it since Jan 2008 with my Samsung FlipShot SCHU900ZKV. Adding/editing contacts via their web page is also useful. I check the website every now and then and all my phone updates are always there. Recently I exported my contacts from the website as a CSV file. Not for any real reason but just because I could.

    All in all very happy.

  2. John Price says:

    I have used the backup assistant with a Samsung Convoy and find that it is not very useful for anything except storing contacts from the phone as when a contact is edited online only the name and phone numbers are "Sync'd" so the address and other information still has to be edited on the phone. Verizon touts the backup assistant as great because you are supposed to be able to enter/edit contacts online, easier and quicker than using the phone, and syc them. Doesn't happen so far. The site is rather clunky–click contacts then you have to keep clicking to actually get to the contacts. This is odd as this has been around for quite-a-while. I have requested help from Verizion about the syncing so maybe the is a hidden way to do it.

  3. Patti says:

    Cant figure out a way to delete the Back up assistant. It wants to connect to verizon and do a daily back up but, being that I choose not to have a data plan, this will get expensive and I only wanted it to transfer my contacts to my new phone. Have contacted Verizon to try to get it deleted.

    1. Ben says:

      I actually don't have a data plan either & having the back up assistant run on my phone with daily updates costs me nothing & I have not incurred any data expenses. I have had the back up assistant for 3 years & have never gotten any data expenses from it so I hope this helps.

  4. Lynn says:

    Backup assistant worked really great on my old simple flip phone. it saved my life when phones broke so badly that Verizon couldn't transfer the hundreds of contacts, personal and business. Plus I could add contacts on the web using the full computer keyboard and it would send to the phone. But I now have a Blackberry Curve 8530. Sometimes BUA works and others it doesn't. It breaks with every OS upgrade where I have to remember to delete it on the phone and reinstall it and let it do a new backup. And I can never get it to sync from the web to the phone. It just runs a graphic online until it eventually times out. I am grateful for it when it works (from phone to web) but I run the Blackberry desktop backup just in case.

  5. James says:

    Yes…how does one delete Backup Assistant from a VZW cell phone? I've been searching everywhere for the answer. It's got to be a real stunt of some kind.

  6. ray says:

    Backup Assistant is great ! installs all you contacts on to a new phone even if your old phone is lost or broken. Contacts are also available to view or print on-line.

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