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08. 10. 2006

Zyb will keep your contacts safe

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Helpful reader Roar Nielsen remembered reading a post where I admitted to dropping my Treo in a toilet after a night of carousing. He recommended a new service called Zyb that lets data enabled cellphones replicate all the important information via the internet. The service is very similar to the online storage that the Hiptop uses, except this is manual and currently supports over 200 phones. Yahoo Mobile's Contact Backup service is very similar, but Zyb has many fewer restrictions as to who can sign up.

Zyb users can manage synced contacts with a web interface, and they can be shared with other Zyb users. Each account can be linked to multiple mobile phones, and Zyb can be used to push old contacts to a new phone. The early adopter geek in me is thrilled at the prospect.

Most cellphones ship with the required SyncML data interface so the majority of phones are compatible. There's no cost to use the service, and the founders guarantee that it will remain that way. The company's business model shows plans to roll out additional fee based premium features in the future. Eventually you'll be able to sync your contacts from the website to Outlook or an iPod.

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teresa scott:

I would call it a real peace of mind. The sign up process is too simple. I am no more worried about losing my phone or switching to another model. Its all very simple. Its a cool service.

minda:

well the only thing is, you said you had a Treo, and i do as well, so i got excited for this service, but i am afraid i do not see the Treo as an option in the "Select Model" category! what a tease!

Martin:

Just tried it out, worked real simple, loved not having to install any software, interface is nice online too, hopefully they will add additional backup services like sms soon.

Laquinta:

Just tried it out,P910i was shown as a phone support in ZYB registration. After registration doesn't work, got this message,

“This phone does not currently work with ZYB. You are not able to sync at the moment”

Why did ZYB list so many phones models that it's doesn't even support them?

I had tried another site, www.comease.com, also a free site. Work very well with my P910i, support multiple phones with a single login-in and address book. Just move my mobile contact and calendar from my old Nokia phone.

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