Huddersfield, United Kingdom, September 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Everyone is now familiar with the need to back up their computer files. Not so with the mobile phone. Yet these days your mobile phone will be carrying important contact numbers, pictures of family and friends, and video footage. Most mobiles have the facility to be backed up to a PC yet most people don't do it. There are about 62.5 million mobile phones in the UK and an increasing trend to store data on the phone increases the risk should it be lost or stolen. According to the Metropolitan Police 10,000 phones are stolen every month in the UK.
Because of this, Mobile Data Security have invested in the remote Back-Up service for Mobile Phone contacts, pictures and video footage offered by Cellulike.
PC backups were introduced a number of years ago. IBM now estimates that market to be currently worth $2.3 billion US pa, and growing 30% pa. It is not too much of a stretch to see that there is a big potential market for a secure mobile phone back up system that is quick, easy to use, and independent of the phone and network providers. Back up facilities offered by manufacturers or networks won't make it easy for you to move your data to another provider. That becomes a pain when you have to replace your phone and want to go from a Nokia to a Blackberry for example.
Cellulike is new to the UK, designed for the retail market, it works on over 1000 phones from all the major manufacturers and across all networks, not just on flashy smart phones. You can also use it abroad.
A few tips to help keep your phone safe;
If you're not making a call, make sure that your phone is hidden away. Keep it in one of your front pockets or inside a bag. Don't attach it to your belt or around your neck. Thieves are opportunists, so don't make yourself an easy target by showing off the handset you’re carrying around.
Lots of people take their phones out of their pockets when they're sitting down. If you're out with your friends, don't put your phone on a table as anyone walking by can easily run off with it.
It's always a good idea to write down the make, model and unique identification number (IMEI number) of your handset. This can be found behind the battery, or by dialling "*#06#" on your handset. Keep these details in a safe place and completely separate from your phone (Cellulike stores these details for you). You'll need to give them to your Service Provider or Police if your phone is lost or stolen.
If your phone is lost or stolen call your service provider as soon as possible. Get the phone locked to avoid personal information falling into the wrong hands. You can do this via Cellulike on some models.
The Cellulike service is simple and easy to use. You don't need a PC. You upload all your data to a remote server directly from your phone, and you can access your account at any time. In the event of losing your phone, when you get a replacement you simply download all your data.
Cellulike already have over 200,000 subscribers in Europe and Asia. For more information and retail enquiries call Mobile Data Security on 01484 301634 / 07786 317436 or go to www.backupmymobile.co.uk.