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Making Contact

Synchronization services can keep your contacts safe.

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On-the-go entrepreneurs can now get more out of their mobiledevices. Some new services from Fusion-One are worth checking into. VerizonWireless Get It Now users can download Backup Assistant to theirphones. The service automatically backs up your phone's addressbook for $2 per month. That way, if your phone gets lost or stolen,you don't lose valuable contacts. It's also handy fortransferring contacts to a new phone. You can view, edit and printyour address book online, and any changes automatically synchronizewith your phone. FusionOne's service is also available throughcarriers like Alltell and Cellular One under the MightyBackupname.

FusionOne's other flagship service for consumers isMightyPhone, a synchronization service that covers contacts,calendar and tasks. Phones that use BREW can sync with MicrosoftOutlook in the latest version of the software. It's a good wayto keep your phone up-to-date without having to connect it directlyto your PC. The cost is about $3 per month. Visit to getmore information on availability and which phones aresupported.

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