Nov 16 AT 12:00 PM Anthony Domanico 115 Comments

Lookout announces premium version, bringing added security for $30/year [GIVEAWAY]

A few months back, Android and Me reviewed Lookout Mobile Security, a free mobile security suite for your Android phone. We found it to be a decent security suite for the free pricetag.

So, about that free price tag. Today, Lookout has announced that they have added a premium version of their application, which adds the following extra security features:

  • Additional Security + Privacy Protection: Privacy Advisor + Secure Wipe and Secure Lock
  • Enhanced Backup & Restore: Photos and call history, in addition to contacts. Transfer data to a new phone.
  • Premium Support: Priority response to your issues and questions

The added security and features found in the premium version will set you back either $2.99 per month, or $29.99 annually. Though the added ability to securely wipe and lock a lost or stolen phone is an awesome feature, I don’t know that I’d be willing to pay $30/year for it.

But that’s just me.  We want to hear from you, our readers.  Anyone out there looking to pick up Lookout Premium, even with the $30/year price tag?

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GIVEAWAY

How about if we gave it away FOR FREE? Lookout was gracious enough to give us 10 one-year subscriptions to our readers, and all you have to do is leave a comment below (with your email address in appropriate field) telling me why I should/shouldn’t try out Lookout for myself. Convince me that it isn’t necessary/will save my mobile life, and a copy may be yours.

10 users will be randomly selected from the comments on FRIDAY, November 19th at 8pm CST.

Lookout Mobile Security application is currently available free of charge on the Android market for all devices.

Source: Lookout

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  • http://Website Alxrock

    You shouldn’t try it out because that could be one more subscription you could give to me.

  • http://Website steve

    Mobiledefense.com is much better than this junk.

    Android doesn’t need virus protectors, and its very likely that Lookout sells the user’s data to other companies.

    In about a month, mobiledefense will be back in the market. They removed their app several months ago because they did a closed beta. However, their website says they will release their newer version by the end of the year.

  • http://Website Batfan

    Love using Lookout and feels great to know I’m protected and that my pictures are backed up.

  • http://twitter.com/alexferrel Alex

    It’s nice to know that an app isn’t going to reach out and grab me and my data by the balls!!

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    I’ve been using Lookout since you last reported on it and I actually like it a lot. It never gets in the way, but it’s nice to know that it’s there in case I need it.

  • http://Website Robert

    Long time lookout user – I’m a huge fan of the free product. Plan on giving the premium version a try. Privacy advisor sounds interesting and if I like it I will probably upgrade.

  • http://Website Krzysiek

    If you like alcohol and other suff – Use it .. or other soft like that … You don’t want to wake up the day after without your phone …
    :D

  • http://Website Jason Lassourreille

    I use my phone for work, school, and family. If I were to lose my phone, so much of my life would be lost. Plus, with my new couch, my phone is constantly falling through the cracks to the floor and I have already had to make my device screem twice. If I were to get a 1-year license, I am sure this is a product I would renew in the future. It would also be a good test to see if it’s a good fit for my wife’s droid.

  • tons28

    You should use lookout cause if your phone is stolen, not everybody could see the nude pictures of your wife :p ahahahaha

  • http://Website Brad

    I’ve been using Lookout for a while. Doesn’t get in the way and does what it’s supposed to. What more could you ask for?

  • http://Website Marcell Lévai

    This time it’s the best anti-virus app I think. You can switch off it’s components if you don’t need them, and it’s quite fast. Norton is slower and it’s just a trial. Netquin’s anti-lost feature only works for pro users. So I use this and I recommend it :)

  • http://Website TechnoSTIG

    You SHOULDN’T use it, because if you lose your phone, that’s a reason to buy the newest one out!

  • http://Website lovo915

    I think lookout is great app the way it is for free the added security is actually pretty sweet I do have to agree 30 per years kind da a stiff price but at the same time i can see the point in it if i lose NY phone at a party or work i mean i can find it on lookout mobiles site but in da off chance i can’t get it bak dealing wid Verizon and paying 90bucks is bad enough but being able to wipe my phone remotely and back uP my pictures is probably the biggest plus contact data well Gmail does that apps Google already takes care of that but my Droid x is my all in one camera mp3 video player etc its my world in my pocket i take loads of pictures on my phone being able to save them is great it makes the basketball of getting a replacement phone or even switching androids easier i love the alarm feature if i lose it i can make it ring lol just my 2cents

    • http://Website lovo915

      I meant hasle * lol stupid auto correct

  • http://Website jwd45244

    I use Lookout and like it. I think it would be fairly priced at <$20 per year

  • http://Website Michael Villasin

    you should get this app because I used to have this on my Nexus One but took it off and it got stolen last Friday and I really wish I had left it on and had the ability to remote lock it and wipe the data.

  • http://Website Doug Taylor

    I use Lookout on my G1 and my wife’s. I especially love that it backs up my photos, and that I can know exactly where my wife is when she’s taking a long road trip. :)

  • http://Website Chris

    I love Lookout on my Droid!!! =)

  • http://Website Alex Davenport

    Lookout Mobile Security is of the first apps I download on every Android phone I acquire. It’s peace of mind, knowing that it’s on my phone checking apps I download & protecting me from viruses, malware & spyware. It backsup & restores contacts plus, gives me the ability to locate my phone when I misplace it! The new premium features of Lock, Wipe & Privacy Advisor would be the icing on the cake! Never reboot without it!

  • http://Website Tyrone Davis

    Android & Me,

    I love the free app but $30 a year is way too much. I would be willing to pay $5 for the lifetime of the app. If you don’t already have the free version people will most likely move on to another product.

  • http://Website Ryan Kim

    Lookout already has the backup of photos and call history in the free version. I would never use the extra support, so all I would get is remote wipe and lock, which I can get in other free apps.

  • http://jasmu.com jasmu

    i’m very happy w/ lookout, it’s the only appealing tracking solution that’s free and easy to use. you should definitely try it out!

  • http://Website DiGs

    Try it because you never know when you might need it

  • http://Website steve

    I have lookout now. I also pay 20/year for WaveSecure. Since I’m rooted, Wave Secure is now part of the code in Android, this is advantageous because it can’t be removed AND it can automatically turn GPS on, Lock and Wipe.

    If I were a thief…I think I could remove Lookout pretty easily…but I’ll check it out.

  • http://Website Nick

    Lookout is one of those apps that is good to have “just in case.” You won’t need it 99% of the time, but the one time you do you’ll be happy you have it. While there are other apps that do similar things, I think Lookout has the best UI and is easiest to use. If you’re a power user I’m sure you could use a combination of free apps and perhaps Tasker, but it’s good for one simple app. That said, I wouldn’t pay for it, but I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing.

  • http://www.mshabaz.com Shabaz

    I love my Android, and I have customized it my way. If there is no software like lookout out there in the market, that can protect my phone from getting being stolen, then I think I have wasted all those days customizing my Android in the first place. My Android says: “I need protection!”

  • http://Website craig

    lookout was useless when my phone was stolen. if the thief takes out the sim or removes the battery, lookout is useless. lookout will only catch a dumb thief.

    • http://Website Brian

      @craig – Lookout will get notified and updated with the new phone number when a new SIM is put into a phone that is already logged into the app.

      Also, Lookout does more checking than just anti-virus, it is checking for malware in general (e.g. spyware, vulnerabilities in apps, and apps that collect information unnecessarily).

  • http://Website Lee

    Okay, so the virus protection is pretty much useless. The ability to remotely lock and/or wipe your phone, though, is obviously useful to anyone – myself included – that has ever lost or misplaced a phone. that alone is probably worth the price for those of us using their phones for business purposes.

  • http://twitter.com/wyzepro Wyzepro

    Well..I would like this to see if the extra features are worth the long term commitment.If they are then I will jump fully on board. Pretty simple

  • http://Website Fishstick

    I have used the application for a long time. I almost switched to Wave Secure because of the remote wipe feature. Now that Lookout does this I am very excited. I know that my data is safe and it makes it easy to switch phones because the data will restore easily.

  • http://Website Jack

    Been using Lookout for a while. It’s easy to use, nice UI and the website UI works easily.

  • http://Website Glenn

    Been using lookout. It’s silent and sits in the background, but I’m glad I see it pop up and check every app I install. The remote location and remote wipe functionality sounds great too. However, I was a big fan of mobile defense because it just couldn’t get deleted as easy as lookout.

  • http://www.hideyhole.org/ Fert

    You should try it because you will never loose a picture when you flash a custom ROM again.

    • http://Website Andy

      Pictures are usually stored on the sd card… why are you wiping your SD card to flash a ROM?

      I’ve never had this issue with my evo.

  • http://Website Adam

    Don’t be a lemming. Skip it.

  • http://Website Andy

    I love having lookout on my phone, you should definitely try it. I installed it on my original DROID last November when it came out. I don’t use the virus scanner or the backup utilities, but I love knowing that I can locate my phone if it is lost or stolen. It doesn’t use much/any resources to sit in the background. I have tested the “find my device” service many times from the web tool and its always very accurate. Thank fully I have never had a real need to find my phone, but I have recommended it to 6 other people who have purchased android based phones after me.

    My mother in law asked for some help setting up her Evo when she got it, so this was one of the programs I installed. I turned off the notification bar icon, so she never knew it was running on her phone. Only two weeks after she got her phone, she left it sitting in a grocery store. She called us crying that she lost her phone and couldn’t find it. She was on the verge of calling sprint, telling them to cut her service, and purchase another $500 Evo. I told her to hold tight while I tried a few things. I logged into her lookout account, grabbed the location of her phone, and began sending text messages to the phone. It had since traveled away from the grocery store, so it was clear someone had picked it up. I sent the exact address of the house where the phone was currently residing, and a threat that I was calling the police. After not getting a prompt response, I activated the scream feature. Within seconds, I received a text message back saying that they had found my phone and wanted to give it back to me. I went and met the shady looking person and retrieved her phone… Took it over to her and she was speechless. This app is awesome, I highly recommend it. Just install it, let it run in the background, and hope you never need to use it.

    As for the $30/year… I think the remote wipe should be built into the free version. The other perks might be worth it to some, not me though.

  • http://Website roy

    Well, my girlfriend, whom I convinced to get one of the earlier android phones (it wasn’t easy with all the ugly phones at the time, but she settled on the samsung galaxy i7500) forgot her phone in the train last friday. Yesterday I checked on marktplaats.nl, which is the dutch ‘ebay’ and whadayaknow, someone was trying to sell her phone. I called, asked if the person had the cables and all, they replied “No”, so I decided to go over, but that I would pay a lower price.
    I met with the woman who was trying to sell the phone and asked if I could see it. I then verified my girlfriends IMEI number (from a repair sheet) with the one on the device and explained to the woman that I was going to take the phone and return it to its rightful owner; my girlfriend.

    Point being; my girl has already lost her phone ones and I can’t count on some stupid woman trying to sell it in such a stupid way again. I therefore want to give this subscription to her (also, I am a guy, I wear my phone on me and not in my purse, therefore, I shall not loose it, for I am a guy).

    (The above is a true story)

  • http://Website ChaosKiller

    You should try it. Android is becoming a bigger and bigger platform. As with all big platforms virus/malware is around the horizon. This isn’t the only threat though, losing your device is a bad thing too. When your device is lost, you can find it back easily with lookout.

  • http://Website akapro

    You should not try out Lookout because I am sure you will never (ever) lose an android phone! I always have my phone on me and I never let it out of my sight, and I am sure you do the same! Unless some jerks attack you at night and steal it from you (happened to my brother with his iphone!!). Anyways, I don’t mind trying Lookout if I get it for free.
    Peace.

  • http://www.droidoftheday.com Mike Wolfson

    I have been using this product for a while, and find it great. It is unobtrusive, and seems to work.

    There aren’t too many security threats now on Android, but there will be. It is important to support companies that want to ensure when these threats become reality, that we will be safe.

  • http://Website Adeel

    should have it because if the mobile is lost, i could track it on Map using its GPS :-)

  • http://Website Mr.Prayer

    Please tell me why would you use application which was promoted by FUD?

    Did you ever heard of lookout before all that crap with wallpaper application?

  • http://Website Yossarian N.

    I would consider doing the $30 a month for this. If you running a phone without a UI that has the ability to remote wipe, track, or backup your data then I think this is worth the money to protect your investment.

  • http://www.alibabacomputech.com Ali

    I use this app almost on the same time I got my new HTC and used it to move my contacts from my old HTC I dont think I should pay for this app since its already using all my info for its own advertising propose plus I dont think Android platform actually needs antivirus anyway :-)

  • http://Website Roze

    Lookout is a comprehensive all in one security application. It has the antivirus feature that scans the apps that is downloaded. This feature is kind of gimicky since Android OS is based on Linux, it doesn’t need an antivirus, but I find that it’s better to be safe than sorry…rigth? lol It has the screaming feature that allows you to hear your phone SCREAM if you misplace it. It also has a tracking capability that allows you to track your phone from your computer.It backs up your data to the Lookout cloud. It will have the lock and erase feature that if you cannot find your phone you can lock the sim card and wipe the content of the phone that’s coming with the premium price. $30/year is a bit of a ‘steep’ price though since I can download various apps for free that do these. It’s just nice to have everything in one app.

    -Roze-

  • http://Website compuguy1088

    You shouldn’t use lookout security because of its high price, and the fact that there are free alternatives, like prey.

    • http://Website JJL84

      Yeah and Lookout tracks your phone for free as well. The $30/year fee is to have the ability to remotely lock/wipe your phone. I don’t understand why some people think that these app developers should make extremely useful products for free. It costs money to develop these apps, not to mention the server requirements of locating and wiping a phone.

  • http://Website alex

    you should try it since it seems trustworthy and because you can lol
    and you wouldnt want those secrets pics geeting into the hands of others now would you lol j/k

  • http://Website zhect

    It I like the idea of erasing all my data if my phones lost or stollen

  • http://Website robertlwalters

    It would be great if there were other real features I didn’t already have for free. the only added feature I want if the ability to lock the phone remotely.

  • http://Website Julian

    I have it since the beginning, it was called flexilys. I love this app and would love to have it free for 1 year. I got all my pics and contacts synced with mi lookout account and also y have the phone locator activated. Fingers crossed.

    • http://Website Julian

      By the way, I have a Nexus One. :D

  • http://Website Lulu

    Try it! Not for the anti-virus part but the remote wipe and tracking function in case you lost your phone.

  • http://Website gad

    Looking forward to being picked…thankss

  • http://Website GalaxySuser

    I LOVE LOOKOUT. It has backed up all of my contacts and my pictures and call logs and I have had problems in the past where I lost everything but thank God for Lookout restoring it all back :). I only have the free version so if I win this I would greatly appreciate it. Its up to you if you want to try it or not but at first I was skeptical but it has paid off 3 times and I would highly recommend you try it too.

  • LukeT32

    I have only been using LookOut for a few months now, but with the frequency of phones being stolen and what not. I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea. Now with all the new features I can see how this would be very beneficial to people using the android power phone for business contacts, etc. Or perhaps I will attempt to steal taylor’s phone to gain access to all his insiders contact information so I can go and steal there new phones! :)

    To be honest though, I really just wanted to be able to track my phone if lost and be able to back all of my info up. Like several others mentioned I go no where without my phone. If I were ever to lose it and all the info on there, it would be a real heart breaker.

    The $30 a year seems a bit steep for an android app, but it’s cheap insurance on my private property and the information of my friends/coworkers. How many people get “sensitive” material with personal information in it via Gmail?

    I for sure will be considering this purchase in the near future.

    • LukeT32

      Also forgot to mention how much do you guys pay for Anti-virus for your PC? When it does half the things this does?

      If for $30 dollars a year you could back up my laptop, protect it from viruses, lock it, wipe it, or locate it. Everyone would by that in a heart beat. How many users commented in the Galaxy Tab review post and mentioned that they are now using this as there main device instead of a laptop?

  • http://Website fousz

    I love how they’re using an HTC Smart in their ad, which runs none of the supported OSes

  • http://Website Sean K

    You should buy the premium version of Lookout so that you can remotely wipe your phone, lest it fall into the hands of an unscrupulous technology blogger.

  • http://Website Russell Davey

    I’ve been using it for three months now – love the simple interface, and the virus protection, but the main reason I use it is because it will find my phone if I lose it! I always worry I’ll leave it at work (I work in various places). Love the idea of being able to remotely brick the phone too. Its got to be worth a try if you haven’t installed it yet, it doesnt eat up any battery life, and my phone runs just as fast as it did before I installed it!

  • http://Website JC

    Awesome!, Ive been using this since day 1 i got my N1!

  • http://Website Dan R.

    you SHOULD try it out because you most likely put your life on your smart phone, thus you want to protect your life the best way possible!

  • http://Website JJL84

    I think you should try it and give it a thorough review. While most users might not be excited to pay $30/year for the remote wipe function, it is a vital utility for those that own a small business without an expensive enterprise server. $30/year is a small price to pay if you have sensitive information/emails on your phone.

    Just my two cents…

  • eckoelab

    You should try it! $30 for a years peace of mind isn’t too bad, and worse case, you could just toss it if it isn’t living up to the dream.

  • http://Website the_mad_nader

    You absolutely should try Lookout. Here’s why:

    1) It’s free
    2) They’ve been on the Market for a while, so their Premium version should have bugs worked out.
    3) It has a simple, but slick interface
    4) It will put your mind at ease
    5) They also include weekly email updates chronicling backups, virus scans, etc
    6) It will save contacts, pictures, phone calls, etc
    7) The feature to help you find a lost phone is really nice

  • http://Website Dan

    I’ve been using Lookout for about a month. It’s very unobtrusive and I love the that I can locate my device if I lose it. The ability to remotely lock and/or wipe the phone is pretty cool and would be useful if I am unable to locate it.

  • http://Website Prashanth

    Better to have this app. You never know when your phone may go kaput. A backup is a must these days, looking at the way the phonebook keeps growing. Also would be good to have the feel-good factor knowing that your phone is secure from online threats.

    Phone protection + backup = win-win situation.

    This app is definitely a keeper.

  • http://Website Name (required)

    While I’ve had the free version of the Lookout application on my Droid and now my Droid X for as long as I’ve used Android, I won’t new shelling out the dough for the paid version. Wave Secure offers the same features forless (initially lifetime free use to early adopters including myself, and now a $19.99 annual fee for new purchasers). Gps locate also appears more accurate the the same feature on Lookout.

  • http://Website nodanero

    Nice UI, I don’t like the idea of an antivirus for Android but the locate and lock protection is a must.
    Give it a try.

  • http://Website R.S.

    I like Lookout. Gives me some piece of mind. Having the premium version will be nice because if my phone is ever stolen, locking it will keep the thief but being able to use my phone.

  • http://Website A.V.

    Please send me a free subscription on Premium, been using the free version and its great !

  • http://Website Lionel L.

    I’m a big fan of the free product. I’m seriously thinking about the premium product just for the ability to remote wipe my device. Still, free is better than 30 bucks a year so… Here’s to hoping!

  • http://FanofFREESoftware Ghost

    I’m a fan of FREE anti-virus/security software, don’t really need the added features from paid version. Besides, i think the annual fee is too expensive. I might consider it if they lowered the price.

  • http://yngvethoresen.com Yngve Thoresen

    You shouldn’t use it because they need more access to your phone than Google. And antivirus on an Android is (thus far) pointless. Where’s my droid covers getting position. I don’t trust Lookout enough to let them backup my phone.

    So don’t use it, and don’t give it to me. Because I won’t use it neither…

    • http://Website 2FR35H

      Agreed to the fullest extent.

  • shevasregal

    how do i download lookout

  • shevasregal

    m using acer s100 liquid android 1.6 could anyone help me how do i install this lookout on my device

  • http://android willie sims

    Its a must because we all know the iphone owners will come in the night and try to take our precious droids. And lookout lets us locate and lock them down.I love this app. But in a recent conversation with a sprint tech he said I should remove it. But what does he know. Long live lookout.

  • http://Website John Buckley

    I’ve been using Lookout for months. It checks apps for potential hazards. So far, none. But you know the RAT BASTARDS are coming! So be prepared: get Lookout!

  • http://Website 2FR35H

    Security apps for android phones are scams by any definition. Android is so secure is such a way that it renders these apps pointless. Even more so SmartPhones in general don’t need it. If anyone buys into these pieces of crap then they will be a fool and their money deserves to be parted. iPhone doesn’t need it Steve Jobs controls the market. Windows Phone doesn’t need it Microsoft has control over the market. Android doesn’t need it Google has access to remove any malicious app ever installed on your phone and the only way to download malicious apps are outside the market of which as long as you have common sense then you are okay because all apps are required to tell you what they run and if anything looks fishy you should know not to install.

  • http://Website Mrtito32

    You should use it because we all love our phones, some like a child. Should you ever loose it, you will have the comfort of knowing you can locate it, and wipe it if needed. Now send one of those premium editions my way please!

  • http://Website dkent

    I disagree with some of the above posts. I think that mobile phone systems are very vulnerable. While no threat has yet appeared, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Google will do a good job protecting us to some extent, but the best protection is additional protection.

    Further, if one looses one’s phone, there are few options for recovery without a Lookout or some similar application.

    As was stated above, peace of mind.

  • http://Website In The Moment

    Been using Lookout for months now and I like it a lot. Security is important. $30.00 a year is way too steep for the premium services Lookout is offering though.

    Samsung Moment running 2.1

  • http://Website robert

    i wanna win i never win anything and lookout rules

  • http://Website Vinny Loglio

    I’m def gonna go with giving Lookout a try, from all the things I’ve ever read about it, I haven’t read anything bad,ever. Our cellphones are miniature versions of ourselves with all our information on them and are essential to everyday safety and important tasks for each user. Lookout takes care of all of those concerns,its a definite must have app for any Android user.

  • http://Website bindee

    ill have to give it a try, never thought i would need security on my phone but you never know.

  • http://facebook.com/JesterTX2001 Jes

    Most of Lookout Mobile Security’s features are null, which probably prompted the creation of the Premium features. For example:

    -The real-time/scheduled “security scans” aren’t really needed right now since the few threats that were detected were quickly pulled from the market. This will probably change in the years after Android becomes the most popular OS, though.

    -The summarization of what applications can access is handy, but don’t we already get to see what the app accesses before installing?

    -The backup feature is useless since your contacts and emails are already stored on Google’s servers, your call/text history can be saved via Google Voice, your pics can easily be stored in Picasa Web and with the latest Android OS versions, the Market already remembers what you have previously purchased/installed.

    -I don’t see any mention of the resources this application will take when installed. Does it run continuously in the background? Does it spam the SD? Will the battery take a noticeable hit from all the “scanning”?

    Ultimately, I would only use this app for its premium remote features, which should actually be standard on all smartphones:

    -Remote wipe, which includes SD card content deletion.

    -Remote lock, in case you have any saved passwords in your browser.

    -Remote alarm, to help you locate the device if it’s still powered on.

    For those last features alone, I would recommend this suite to anyone.

  • http://Website xjackson22x

    I’d like to win

  • http://Website Paadio

    I used it to locate my phone..Awesome app and now with the ability to lock the phone remotely is a great premium add-on. I would love to win this.

  • Paradio

    Would love a free premium account for a year.. Outstanding program.

  • http://Website Will

    I ready to locate my phone. LOOKOUT!!

  • http://www.myoracleportal.net BarryC

    I think the locate feature is pretty cool

  • http://Website Jeff Rosenberg

    For me, the biggest advantage of remote wipe and lock is that I feel safe leaving my password manager logged in. I use LastPass to store all of my passwords, and I leave it logged in on my phone so I don’t need to constantly enter my LastPass password to log into websites. I feel comfortable doing this because, if my phone happened to get lost, I could lock and/or wipe it and eliminate any worry that someone else could find my passwords.

  • http://Website J-Man

    Free antivirus for Android for a year? Count me in!

  • http://Website Philthedealer

    I have been using Lookout since i first got my Moto Droid on the day it came out. I love the back up features of msgs, txts, calls, and pics. As soon as I can I will be purchasing a subscription.

  • http://Website Fangdroid

    I work for the GSA and is a matter of national security.

  • ZRod

    wooo!

  • http://Website FWS

    Though purchasing Lookout Premium not save your life it certainly will save you from a terrific headache should you lose your device. There maybe many similar applications on the market today but none of those are as venerable as Lookout. When you consider the past free support and backup that was provided, and considering that that there will be other major new players demanding similar fees without similar history, we ought to reward the company that has been with us from the very beginning. Thank you for taking time to consider my comments.

  • http://Website Fone_Fanatic

    My birthday is in 5 days and I feel like the partying is gonna get a bit wild so this might come in handy in case I break or loose my device

  • http://www.lallovigil.com Lallo

    Sure go a head and not use Lookout! You don’t love your Android device that much [sarcastic]

  • http://DoingThe140.com John

    Honestly, I’m *this* close to uninstalling Lookout from my Moto Droid. Why? It’s murdering my battery. Sure, I like the features but the trade-off is a bit steep.

    So in the interest of science, I’d like to try the “premium” version just to see if it won’t shrink my battery like George Costanza after a shower. But I’m a cheap bastige and hey, $30 for science versus $30 bucks for my belly is a tough call. The belly almost always wins.

    (And I’ll preemptively add the requisite internets “You sound fat” meme to save you the trouble. Besides, I prefer the term “husky.”)

    • Edaward

      well your kinda silly if u dont use lookout cause when u get ur check and get it cashed and find like 6k was used without ur permission and find out when u payed ur bills and checked into amazon ur being chargd with fraud and 6k in debt so for me 30 bucks isnt so bad I fully trust lookuot and I have a trial of premium free so im going to probably be buying

  • http://Website Teresa Wang

    I heart free

  • http://puleen.com Puleen Patel

    Lookout will let you find your phone, back up your files and protect your loving android device. All this you don’t get with iPhone or Blackberry.

  • http://ageekgirl.wordpress.com ageekgirl

    I recently got an android phone, and am using the free version of Lookout. It was recommended to me by several family members who have it. My sister-in-law has used the locator before to find her phone when it was lost. I really appreciate being able to backup my contacts, and not worry about malware on the device. If you don’t already have this on your phone, you are doing yourself a disservice!

  • http://Website sal

    You shouldnt download it because i said so!

  • http://Website Hayden Morgan

    Please let me have a copy.

  • http://Website Michael Lane

    I like the locate feature. I just read in today’s newspaper where some thieves that have been robbing several businesses on highway 5 between San Diego and Washington were tracked down with the GPS feature on two of the phones they stole. Police were dispatched to the motel that the GPS tracked them to. Then the police were alerted to the phones when s signal was sent to them to make a noise. These guys were caught with several thousand dollars of stolen property. I assume that these phones had Lookout on them, because that is one of the features of Lookout.

    You can log in to your account at mylookout.com and have it locate your phone within 10 feet. Then while the police are sent to that location, you can send a signal to your phone that makes the phone emit a loud siren that last 1 minute.

    I live in a high crime area and travel in other high crime areas. I usually leave the GPS on in case my phone is stolen. It would be cool if mylookout.com was able to send a signal to your phone to turn on GPS if it is turned off.

    It would be a good feature for a parent to locate their kids if they provided their child one of these phones. The child could turn off the GPS, but if the parent could turn it back on remotely, that would be a benefit. If the child with one of these phones is at the mall instead of school, they just got caught.

    Companies could provide their field employees with phones with Lookout on them. Then they could track where they actually are, and not where the employee says they are.

  • Hugh433

    Will Lookout still be usable after i root my phone? I use several rooted apps heavily (Titanium backup, Refine Efficiency, etc) and don’t want to abandon them.

  • j4ledo

    Lookout is nice as a combination of antivirus (which, even if it should not be a thread right now, might be dangerous eventually) and the useful “where the f*** is my phone?”-feature. The latter is indeed nice if you have just a mobile phone and no phone line at home and keep misplacing it in your flat – like me. Whether or not you use the backup (and risk data-sellin’ and all that is up to you. Besides: depending on the country you’re in Lookout might face heavy fines or even criminal prosecution of its mangement if data should be used/sold w/o consent.

    Nice, eh? Now plz gimme that subscription :-)

  • HoLfElDeR

    I havent use Lookout for some long time, but if doesnt find your phone like it did to me you shoudn use it.

  • Andre Croteau

    un tr;es bon produit de protection que j’aimerais avoir sur mon nexus s en version premium…merci de votre beau travail!

  • Andre Croteau

    This security product is a big event for my Nexus S..i hope try the premium lookout if you give me a gift for Chrismas…thanks for a very good work LOOKOUT!!!

  • Jan Palmer

    So I missed out on the give away but I wanted u to no anyway!! I downloaded lookout when I got my 1st android & cudnt b happier!!! I just got done sharing & bragging bout its functions with a lady located in North Dakota & Im in Northern Cakifornia!!!! Will do it again in a heart beat!!! TRU TO UR FREE EDITIONas Im a disabled veteran on fixed income!! THank u for giving me peace of mind!!!! Loyaly yours,- jan.shepherd.3706@gmail.com