Good news Verizon customers. Just in case the dozens of cloud storage options currently available aren’t enough for you, Big Red has just released an iOS version of its mobile Verizon Cloud client, finally bringing its backup services to Apple’s mobile platform.
Like the other offerings, Verizon’s Cloud allows you to sync up your documents, photos and other media between your devices. But unlike the others, it has the ability to save things like contacts and text messages, as well as the ability to restore them to a device…
From the App Store description (via 9to5Mac):
“Your iPhone puts your digital life in your pocket… until the day that it slips out of your pocket! Verizon Cloud is a free service that backs up your contacts, photos and videos to secure cloud storage, so you don’t need to lose your important content if you lose your phone.
• Keep your phone’s content safe and secure in your own private cloud storage
• Access your content when you need it, even on the go, on any compatible device, your computer or the web
• Sync photos and videos from Verizon Cloud to your device, and then share that synched content with your friends and family
• Stream music and access documents stored in Verizon Cloud on your phone
• Backup content from your computer’s hard drive to your Verizon Cloud using the downloadable computer app. You can then access that content on your mobile devices.“
Some of you with Verizon may already have your contacts backed up with the carrier’s BackupAssistant service—don’t worry. Verizon says if you are an existing user of Backup Assistant or Assistant Plus, all your content will automatically transfer over to Verizon Cloud.
And hopefully the added convenience is worth it to you, because Verizon’s Cloud service isn’t cheap. Users get 500MB of free space, but after that you’ll pay $2.99 per month for 25GB, $5.99 per month for 75GB, and $9.99 per month 125GB, which is where it caps out.
If you’d like to check out the Verizon Cloud app for yourself, you can find it in the App Store for free.