Mobile

Lookout and T-Mobile bring you phones that will scream if lost

Lookout Mobile Security and T-Mobile are teaming up today to bring you a unique security feature in mobile phones: custom Scream tones.

With the new Scream tones you can try to pinpoint a missing smartphone on a map and then activate a loud noise such as a siren, train whistle, a Star Trek zooming sound, a wolf howl, or a T-Mobile jingle. Once activated, the device will scream at you until you find it.

“Smartphones and tablets are our most personal devices, and as consumers store more information on them, there’s an elevated interest to protect them,” said Torrie Dorrell, vice president of application, content and games, T-Mobile USA. “Lookout is a great fit for T-Mobile because the app is powerful yet easy to use, and it gives our customers protection across a range of mobile security threats.”

Lookout’s app is available in the Google Play store. San Francisco-based Lookout is a mobile security firm that provides antivirus and security features for T-Mobile’s Android customers. The Lookout app protects against malware, spyware, data loss, and device loss. Lookout is available as a preload on most of T-Mobile’s Android smartphones and tablets.

“T-Mobile is a leader in mobile communications, and we’re thrilled to work together on enhancing mobile security,” said Lookout CEO and co-founder John Hering. “Having the Lookout app preloaded on T-Mobile devices means customers can quickly and easily access content that helps them feel safe and confident to do more with their phones.”

Lookout has more than 15 million users in 170 countries across 400 mobile networks. The company is adding a million users a month.


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