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Have You Ever Lost Your Cell Phone?

Living 2012/03/25 08:30:10
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Among other security features, Lookout Labs’ mobile security app helps users locate lost or stolen cell phones. After you’ve downloaded the app, you can log on to the company’s website to locate your phone on a map, activate a loud alarm to find it nearby, lock it remotely, and even wipe personal information to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.



Lookout recently compiled data from the app’s fifteen million users, to try to better understand when, where, and how often they are losing their cell phones. Their findings were pretty astonishing. Overall, they determined that last year Americans lost over $30 billion in cell phones. (It’s important to keep in mind that all of their statistics are limited to individuals who use smartphones as well as Lookout’s app. Otherwise, the figures would be far greater.)

Here are some interesting trends that Lookout uncovered:

• Americans lose a cell phone, on average, once a year.
• Most cell phone losses (67%) take place between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.
• The top five types of places Americans lose cell phones are coffee shops, bars, restaurants, at the office, and at home.
• The top five cities where Americans lose cell phones are Philadelphia, Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach, and Newark.
• People are more likely to lose their cell phones during major events: such as holidays (particularly Christmas and New Year’s Eve), festivals, and big sporting events.


Symantec, another mobile security provider, has also compiled some interesting information regarding cell phone loss. According to Symantec, only about half of lost phones are returned and nearly all people who find phones (95%) will try to access their information.

Lookout estimates that the average replacement cost for a smartphone device is $200; that does not include “costs associated with lost data, international phone calls, unauthorized online purchases and illicit access to online banking or other accounts.”

That being said, it’s almost shocking how careless we are with our mobile devices.

What about you SodaHeads? Have you ever lost your cell phone?

Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/23/tech/mobile/lost-sma...

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  • Nikki 2012/03/26 01:26:31
    Yes, but I found it.
    Nikki
    +3
    I wanted it because I needed to call my friend and my brother hid it
  • cin 2012/03/26 01:15:02
    None of the above
    cin
    I lost it at a rave once and walked in the front gate and saw a girl with a phone just like mine, then realized it was mine, and went up ready to raise hell cos this bi*** had stole my phone. But then she told me she found it on the floor and was texting the last number to tell them she found it. Heehee. I've lost probably 6 phones in y lifetime tho.
  • RobHom 2012/03/26 01:13:42
    None of the above
    RobHom
    I've donated a couple of them to Neptune and the Toilet Bowl ......
  • vinone 2012/03/26 01:09:42
    No, never.
    vinone
    MIsplaced it on occasion, but never lost.
  • Little Fawn 2012/03/26 01:07:39
    Yes, but I found it.
    Little Fawn
    It usually happens a lot but then I just call it and my ringtone is loud enough that it's easy to find.
  • SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin 2012/03/26 01:07:31
    Yes, but I found it.
    SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin
    it works, i sed it...took a bit of time but good!
  • being me 2012/03/26 00:50:00 (edited)
    No, never.
    being me
    +1
    Not yet, but then I've never lost my sunglasses either;-D
  • jumpboots 187th PIR 2012/03/26 00:39:27
    Yes, but I found it.
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    YES I FOUND IT!!!!!! IN THE DRYER.........
  • Rabbit 2012/03/26 00:24:21
    Yes, and I replaced it.
    Rabbit
    When I drove off in my car, I heard a crunch under my left rear tire. Thought nothing of it until I looked to use my phone. Drove back to the house and found it in a thousand pieces. I was a bad way to start the day.

    smashed cell phone
  • Sour Dime 2012/03/26 00:05:51
    Yes, but I found it.
    Sour Dime
    +2
    when mine had service I lost it about every 30 minutes.
  • Larissa Haig 2012/03/26 00:03:42
    None of the above
    Larissa Haig
    yes but i can't find it and i have not replaced it yet
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/03/26 00:02:07
    Yes, but I found it.
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +1
    My horse had stolen it off my pants and then stomped it to pieces.
  • reden 2012/03/26 00:01:42
  • Sterling 2012/03/25 23:45:44 (edited)
    Yes, and I replaced it.
    Sterling
    I usually find it, and have never lost a phone somewhere where other people can use it.
  • JT For Political Reform 2012/03/25 23:35:28
    Yes, but I found it.
    JT For Political Reform
    +1
    I lost it in a bar. Found it the next day.
  • lolitalovely 2012/03/25 23:26:38
    Yes, but I found it.
    lolitalovely
    so many times it's not even funny.
  • jc 2012/03/25 23:18:52
    Yes, but I found it.
    jc
    I am always forgetting it in a restaurant ,Lowe's,Home depot,tile shops,customer's homes and you name it or misplacing somewhere.But,I always find it.
  • sherie 2012/03/25 23:14:25
    No, never.
    sherie
    I never have .....but my husband misplaces his all the time
  • the_old_coach 2012/03/25 23:06:39
    No, never.
    the_old_coach
    Sheesh.
  • JohnT 2012/03/25 23:00:43
    No, never.
    JohnT
    I have never lost it as I don't use it much. I find them to be a pain, too much communication. When I was working I had to carry one, but now I am on my own time, I can go anywhere without being bothered so folks can leave a message and I may get back to them, or not...................
  • Kyle 2012/03/25 22:43:37
    Yes, but I found it.
    Kyle
    Multiple times.
  • devon.stearns.lautner 2012/03/25 22:32:47
    Yes, but I found it.
    devon.stearns.lautner
    A bunch of times which is why I run to the house phone and call my cell so then I can figure out where it is.
  • MaryBoBerry 2012/03/25 22:18:51
    Yes, but I found it.
    MaryBoBerry
    I lose it almost daily...
  • LilC 2012/03/25 22:12:22
    Yes, but I found it.
    LilC
    Twice, and the second time, after I found it I got it wet, so I had to get a new one xD
  • Kelley 2012/03/25 22:08:56
  • scarlett 2012/03/25 21:58:40
    No, never.
    scarlett
    never lost my cell phone.. ive left it at home before, and had to go through out the day feeling like im missin an arm!! and lost plenty of chargers lol!!
  • ♥Lyss♥ 2012/03/25 21:56:46
    Yes, but I found it.
    ♥Lyss♥
    yeah..lost it today.
    my mum found it.
    bless her soul.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/03/25 21:40:09
    None of the above
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    I meant to click on "i don't own a cell phone". which is exactly the thing, I don't have to worry about losing something I don't have ;D
  • Jackie 2012/03/25 21:35:49
    Yes, and I replaced it.
    Jackie
  • Lisa 2012/03/25 21:22:52 (edited)
    No, never.
    Lisa
    I put things in the same place over and over again. However I have lost it in the gigantic purses that are out today!!!! Sometimes I feel lie a shoplifter with those big bags, I will be glad when that trend is gone! haha
  • princes... Lisa 2012/03/26 02:41:33
    princess nobody
    +1
    ikr? Especially when it starts sliding off your shoulders and especially near the shelves... and then u hope nobody thinks your trying to steal..
  • janet 2012/03/25 21:21:58
    Yes, but I found it.
    janet
    I used my land line and called myself, I just followed the ringing : )
  • <3 stephanie_blank <3 2012/03/25 21:20:04
    Yes, but I found it.
    <3 stephanie_blank <3
    +1
    Yes all the time....i destroyed my room tryna find mah phone and like 30 minutes later i realized it was in my back pocket
  • kayna 2012/03/25 21:14:00
    Yes, but I found it.
    kayna
    It's easy all you have to do is call it on another phone and when you hear it you have found it
  • classicdisney1 2012/03/25 21:12:36
    Yes, but I found it.
    classicdisney1
    Whenever I lose it, I am always like "Oh God, what the heck happened to it?!"
  • sherri 2012/03/25 21:04:47
    I don't own a cell phone.
    sherri
    hey
  • evangelism_vision 2012/03/25 20:36:06
    Yes, but I found it.
    evangelism_vision
    Ya........ I am one of those that lost my Cell Phone in the house but I found it only because I dialed the number on my home phone and followed the sound until I found it.

    Ya I felt stupid.... Hey it happens!
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/03/25 20:34:31
    No, never.
    MOMMA THOMAS
    KEEP IT IN THE SAME PLACE ALL THE TIME WHEN I'M NOT USING IT.
  • evangel... MOMMA T... 2012/03/25 20:37:28
    evangelism_vision
    You know my wife says that every time I can't find my car keys! hahahah I'll learn one of these days DO'HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • TheMadChameleon 2012/03/25 20:08:50
    Yes, but I found it.
    TheMadChameleon
    Oh goodness, so many times!

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