Cox Communications has added in a free cloud-based storage element for iPhone and Android devices through its Cox Secure Online Backup.

Cox Secure Online Backup is free to all of the cable operator’s data customers. The service lets subscribers store, share and backup files in a cloud.  Cox first started offering backup services to its data customers two years ago

“Our customers are mobile and demand constant connectivity,” said Philip Nutsugah, vice president of product development and management for Cox Communications. “Cox Secure Online Backup delivers this mobility, and also has the added peace of mind of backing up important content, like music and photos, in a secure online environment.”

The free app can be downloaded via the iTunes and Android stores. It works with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices that have iOS 4.3 or later while Android devices need 2.1 software or higher to run the app. In addition to the smartphone apps, Cox Secure Online Backup can be accessed via a secure Website as well as Windows and Macintosh clients