New App Helps Sprint Customers Find Misplaced Phones

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Have you ever lost, misplaced or had your mobile phone stolen? How long did it take for panic to set in? I know I’d be unnerved if it happened to me. The new Sprint Total Equipment Protection App allows Sprint subscribers with Android, Blackberry and select feature phones to help alleviate that panic quickly, with this app, you can:

1) Locate phone
2) Sync contacts
3) Remote wipe phone
4) Lock phone
5) Sound alarm

The app is free if you’re already a Sprint Total Equipment Protection (TEP) customer. When you first purchase a phone from Sprint, you have 30 days to enroll. If you didn’t do that but would like to now, you are in luck as Sprint has opened up enrollment to existing customers till August 30th.


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The Locate phone feature allows you to find your phone on a map using GPS technology. If you think the phone has been stolen, you can lock it and wipe the data remotely so that the thief can’t use it.

There’s also an alarm feature that you can use to cause your phone to sound an audible tone to help you find it in your house. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has lost my phone under a pile of magazines somewhere on my desk at one time or another.

The contact syncing feature allows you to wirelessly sync your contacts and transfer them to a new phone. This isn’t a big deal for Android users since our data is already synced with Google. But it is handy for feature phones and Blackberry users.

Additional info about the Total Equipment Protection (TEP) Plan:

Customers that didn’t enroll in Total Equipment Protection within 30 days of activating their phone are still able to add TEP to their phone as Sprint is holding an Open Enrollment from August 1-30, 2011. This means any Sprint customer can add the Total Equipment Protection feature. In addition to the new App features, TEP provides Sprint customers with a quick and convenient way to receive a replacement if their phone is ever lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctions after the warranty expires.

TEP cost $8.00 per month. The Protection App included with TEP with no added cost provides the ability to find a misplaced phone with an audible alarm, locate your phone on a map using network integrated GPS technology, remotely lock a missing phone, as well as wirelessly sync and manage and restore your contacts. Should a customer need to file a claim a deductible of either $50 or $100 is required for approved claims. While some people might think the deductible is a bummer, have you ever check on the non contract price of that EVO –$449. Or even that LG Optimus you thought was free — $299 is the full retail.

To enroll or learn more visit www.tepenroll.com. Current Sprint customers should hurry, they only have till August 30th to add the feature to their existing phone.

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