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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lost Without You

Quickly tell me, from memory, the telephone numbers of three of your closest friends. Are you finding that difficult? If you're like many (me included), you have stopped memorizing telephone numbers because you have them stored in your cell phone or programmed in the speed dial feature of your phone. What happens if/when your phone dies? Unless you have a backup of those numbers, you're going to have to scramble to recreate that list. That'll be loads of fun, won't it? How will you do it if you don't already know the numbers? It's a catch 22 nightmare!! Here's a simple method to avoid that-store the numbers in more than one place. I know, simple, right? But how many of you have that list? Or if you have it, when was the last time you updated it? Just asking.

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  1. After having a phone stolen & having to get all my friends' numbers again, I found out that just having an online account with Verizon gave me free backup service, so that the phone is automatically backed up every day. I think other companies do that too - it's worth checking. I feel much better knowing that every contact number I enter will be saved.

  2. Mary, sad to hear your phone was stolen but I'm glad that backup service worked for you. However, the friend who was the inspiration for this post relied on her company for that service and they were not able to retrieve her information. So, I still suggest the old tried and true method of having a copy of those precious phone numbers, just in case. Thanks for sharing.

    Dr. DClutter™


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