Don’t feel bad ladies – lost phones are so common, a study by Lookout, a mobile security company, discusses on the hows, whys and wheres of lost phones and concluded with the stat that we all lose our phones about once a year. For smart phone users, that is about $250, nationally and unrecovered phones cost consumers up to $30 billion a year.
People in some U.S. cities have a higher chance of losing their phone: Philadelphia residents lose their phone two times more than New York City dwellers, while San Franciscans and New Yorkers lose their phones three times more than Chicagoans.
of course there is a reason Lookout paid for this study—it’s their business. In 2011, Lookout claims to have located 9 million lost smartphones, which equals one phone every 3.5 seconds
We also liked these 10 Tips from CNN – To get your phone back.
1. Use a loud and piercing ringtone
2. Call or text your mobile number
3. Call your operator to disconnect your SIM card.
4. Retrace your steps
5. Use phone labels
6. Offer a reward in your welcome message
7. Use a customized background picture
8. Get a brightly colored phone
9. Lock your SIM card
10. Lock your phone