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Microsoft’s My Phone Service Beta Open for Public

Posted on May 19th, by Kim Poh Liaw in archive. 7 comments

Previously available in limited invitation-only beta, Microsoft has upgraded its My Phone web portal and opened its service to public. The free My Phone service will enable people to access, manage and back up their personal information on their device to a password-protected Web-based service. Check out the beta service here


 With automatic syncing and backup, users can count on their contacts, appointments, text messages and other information being kept up to date and easily restored should they lose or upgrade their phone. Consumers also will be able to automatically upload photos and video from their Windows phone directly to the My Phone service. An My phone client software update is also expected in the next few weeks according to the development team.

  • Nate

    Thanks for the story, finally something to backup my stuff so when i change phones itll be a lot easier.

  • David

    Would be cool… if it wasn’t just for Windows Mobile.
    Oh well. Thanks for playing M$, better luck next time.

  • grack

    @david: lol, man, we windows mobile users don’t have to pay for this kind of fucntionality like others have to. it is acutally quite nice. don’t hate on the companies efferts man. I give them congrats for catering to us mobile users. usually I would use pim backup to port over my pim data and txt messages to my other phone or when I install a new custom ROM, this would help alot as all I would have to do is install my phone and presto all my data is back. pretty neat. it’s good that is’t only for windows mobile too therefore the company can focus on one base OS and multiple.the iphone and B-berries have this functionality too but you would have to pay for it, where as this is free for us WinMo users.

    ” Thanks for playing M$, better luck next time.” no, we WinMo users are in luck, you’re the one out of luck.

  • http://www.bcchardware.com Zeus

    Exactly grack. Remember something called MobileMe? Wasn’t that a similar service that offered some cloud functionality. It costs though – so better luck next time those of you sucking the Apple cloud.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the iPhone, but don’t hate because it isn’t an overpriced apple product, or a nokia product that doesn’t have proper support for things like this.

  • Julia

    For those of you who are concerned that Microsoft My Phone is only available for Windows Mobile, FusionOne offers similar mobile content portability services that will protect all your ringtones, games, videos, contacts, photos, and other content on any platform, including Symbian, RIM, BREW, Android, and Windows Mobile. FusionOne has been offering mobile backup services since 2004 and was recently granted a patent for its mobile backup and sync technology.

  • Cliff

    Verizon Wireless ofers the exact same services for FREE to it’s users.
    I have an LG Voyager; which kinda makes the I-Phone look like AOL: Good for beginners but, in the big picture it sucks so bad, that only a beginner would use it.

  • http://bit.ly/aG8nlX Wally Dorshimer


    Ya Know, getting a free iPhone isn’t that hard. All you gotta do is find the right place. That’s all there’s too it. Plus there are many of contests that you can sign up for. Many really do offer free stuff … heck, it’s how I got my free iPhone :)