Sprint Releases Mobile App for Remote Wipe of BlackBerry, Android Smartphones

Sprint is offering subscribers with BlackBerry and

Android-running smartphones a new way to protect their data. The carrier’s Total

Equipment Protection coverage now includes

an application that enables users to remotely lock their smartphones, erase

their contacts from a lost phone, and back up, manage and restore contact


Devices can also be made to sound an alarm, even when in

silent mode, or can be located on a map using the phone’s GPS technology.

“Anyone who has lost a phone knows that their personal

information is possibly just as vulnerable as if their computer was hacked,”

John Carney, senior vice president of consumer marketing for Sprint, said in a

Feb. 28 statement. “Now, Sprint customers have peace of mind knowing that their

personal and private information is safe. TEP and this accompanying application

is a safeguard for customers who want protection from not only loss, but misuse

and unauthorized access.”

Sprint’s TEP plan runs $7 a month, though the new Protection

app can be added at no additional charge. Customers can access the application

at sprint.com/protection.

For more, read the eWeek article: Sprint Android, BlackBerry Remote Wipe Solution Gets Mobile App.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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