OK, I’m not trying to show off or challenge anybody. But I feel like telling everyone “Steal my handphone if you dare”. That is because I’ve just installed BAK2u Sony Ericsson edition on my precious K800i. So basically I can just throw my phone anywhere and it will come “BAK2me”. :D
I was one of the beta-tester for this software a couple of months back. And when the final version was released for retail, Paddy sent me a free copy for reviewing and personal use. (Retail price at US$19.90) Cool. Thanks Paddy. (OK, actually he sent me this software couple of weeks back. But only found time to do a review today. Sorry for the delay.)
The installation process is a little bit tedious and complicated. But they make it easier by giving us a 3 page installation manual, filled with pictures. Once installed, the phone display a message “Protected by BAK2u”. Although I wish I could change it to “Burn in hell phone thief”. (ok, kidding kidding)
**Pls excuse my blurish photo. Taken using a lousy handphone camera.**
So basically here is how it works. Whenever you turn on your handphone, the software will ask for your password. If the password is wrong, the phone will automatically send a sms to a pre-defined number of your choice. This means you will be able to get the thief’s handphone number.
Next thing is to get some fierce person to call up that fellow and demand them to return the phone or you will lodge a police report. Chances are, they will be surprised that you got hold of their handphone number and they will most likely return you your phone in no time. You can sing “Back to you” by Bryan Adams while waiting for your phone to come back.
One more interesting feature on the BAK2u Sony Ericsson software is the Data Eraser. (Not sure if this feature is available for other version) What this feature does is that it erase everything in your handphone if someone key in the wrong password. The instruction manual says use it carefully. I think it’s a great feature. Tammy won’t be famous if she had this feature in her phone. But I don’t really have any need for that powerful feature. The SMS back feature is good enough for me.
Great software. I think it is something that everyone should have on their phone. Other than Sony Ericsson, BAK2u also supports phones by Nokia, Lenovo, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Dopod, HTC, HP, Eten and O2. Blackberry version is on beta testing and will be out soon.
Thinking of buying a copy each for my whole family. Wondering if I can get bulk discount. *wink wink* :D
Update (96 comments later): I think things are getting out of hand here. I don’t mind if the 96 comments are proper comments. But some of the comments are just too much. Just because I don’t moderate my comments or close the commenting in this entry doesn’t means that you can do anything you like.
I think all this has to be stop. It makes no sense to keep reading and replying to some crazy comments here. We are going in circles. Go read BAK2u’s Term Of Use if you want to know more. Everything is answered there.