Verizon Wireless Offers Mobile Recovery App That Runs On Palm WebOS, Android and BlackBerry Phones

Written By Sam on 30 September 2010
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Verizon Wireless (VZW) has extended its Total Equipment Coverage (TEC) program and has added a Mobile Recovery application designed to run on WebOS, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. The app brings to mind Apple’s ‘Find my iPhone’ solution that allows users to pinpoint the exact geographical location of their iDevices.

The app will work on all major VZW smartphones, and when programmed, it can enable users to remotely lock the device, wipe contacts or even sound an alarm. If the phone is not recovered, under the TEC program, the user is entitled to a next-day replacement.

Below are details of what the app can do:

  • Sound Alarm: This feature triggers an alarm, even if the phone is on silent or vibrate mode.
  • Locate Phone: If the phone has not run out of power and is within VZW’s coverage area, users can try the ‘Locate Phone’ that uses to GPS technology to provide the location of the missing phone.
  • Location details: Location of missing phone comes completed with a map and address, with an option to get turn-by-turn directions
  • Device Remote Lock: Users can exercise this option once they know the phone is lost. This feature can help prevent unauthorized use.

VZW is offering the Mobile Recovery app for free. But there is a catch. It’s ‘free’ provided you’re already paying $10/month for Total Equipment Coverage.

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