Verizon, Plaxo make adding contacts easier

Verizon Wireless subscribers can now use Plaxo's software to automatically update the list of contacts in their phone by porting the information over from email programs like those offered by Microsoft and Yahoo. The service sends the info to the phones wirelessly, thereby eliminating the need for consumers to type in each contact by hand.

Like many other solutions out there, the Plaxo service makes porting contacts to a new phone much easier, but integrating it with popular email services and PC-based contact lists makes the service a bit easier. Of course, companies are offering this service at a price: $4.49 a month. The service will work with 30 handsets supported by Verizon Wireless, but will be made available to Alltel subscribers and smaller rival U.S. Cellular in the coming weeks.

For more on the Plaxo, Verizon Wireless offering:
- see this article from eWeek