July 12, 2011

Lost and Found: The Challenges of Finding Your Lost or Stolen Phone

Our phone has become such a fixture in our day-to-day activities that we can sometimes feel naked without it.  Here at Lookout, we’ve heard stories from users who have lost their phones everywhere – from at a bar, in a mall, and even in a taxi cab in a foreign country!  Whether you can’t seem to find it in your purse or you forgot it at home when you left for work, being without your phone can be a stressful experience.

If you have ever lost your phone or had it stolen, you know how horrible it feels. You not only feel disconnected, you quickly start to think about all the valuable information on your phone that you can’t live without – pictures, text messages, contacts, notes and more.  In a new infographic, we took a closer look at how people lose their phones and how much it costs to get it back.  And don’t worry, if you are one of those people who always seems to lose their phone, Lookout includes a cool feature to find your lost phone on a map or have it sound a loud alarm – even if it’s on silent!  Read more about how Lookout has helped people find their phones.

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  1. Ralph says:

    Only problem is, once someone jacks you for your phone and removes the sim chip your screwed! I had Lookout and all my bases were covered or so I thought. Somebody stole my phone and it will never be recovered! Until the carriers come up with embedded sim technology there is no protection from lookout for theft! You might recover a lost phone but not a stolen one!

  2. […] don’t you head over to Lookout Blog and see the nice info graphics yourself. They also have got Top 10 US cities with Cell phone loss […]

  3. Noel says:

    I recently lost a phone and took advantage of the how to delete the contents of my phone via lookout. My smart phone was connected to all my accounts like email, YOUTUBE and a couple of social network sites.

  4. Steve Harper says:

    Interesting stats, I think it should come in handy to have a password on smartphones, to prevent people using it when you do lose it

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