The Weigh In: Which Online Backup is Best for iPhone Contacts
Now that you know some of your options, how do you pick which is best for you? Well, it's going to depend on what exactly you're looking for.
MobileMe is the most comprehensive online syncing/storage system for Apple devices, but it's spendy and wouldn't be of benefit if all you have is an iPhone. For all you Apple geeks (no offense meant, I'm one myself), I'd recommend MobileMe if you're willing to shell out the yearly fee. It's the easiest, fastest way to keep your iPhones, iPods, Macs and iPads in sync with very little effort.
For a similar service to MobileMe, minus the Apple product focus, Google Sync will perform many of the same functions for backing up and syncing contacts over the air at a 100% cost reduction. Can't argue with free.
On the other hand, if you purely want your iPhone contacts backed up and don't need much more than that, IDrive Lite and Funambol are perfect options. They are free to use and simple to navigate. The only downfall of these apps is that you'll need to manually update them when you add or delete contacts from your list.
Reader Weigh In
So now that you know what I think, let me know what you think. Have you used these services? Or do you know of other similar services that didn't make this list? Comment and let us know what you know about backing up iPhone contacts online.