Mobile phones have acquired an indispensable place in our life now. It is our daily companion wherever we go and is the most used digital device in the lives of the majority of its users.
It should be noted that due to the wide popularity of Mobile devices, the number of people whose Mobile phones get stolen or lost is also very high! According to a survey done on consumers in USA, 1 in 4 people lost or damaged their phone in 2011. That’s a very high percentage!
I want to share my own story about how I lost my personal Mobile phone 2 years back. The story may sound a little lame but its true.
I was travelling in a Taxi on my way back home from a meeting. I forgot to turn on the Ringer mode on my Phone from the Vibration mode which was activated for the meeting. I got a call from my mom to bring some stuff from the nearby market. I received the call in the Taxi and forgot to keep the phone back in my pocket. I kept the phone besides me and while getting down from the taxi, I forgot to take it back. There it goes!!
While shopping in the market, I felt as if I was forgetting something and wanted to call my mom. I put my hand in my right hand pocket and there was nothing there! That scary feeling got hold of me and it came to my realization that the phone wasn’t there.
I tried calling my phone a couple of times using the nearby PCO, but to no avail. No one answered the call.. After an hour, the phone started giving the “Switched Off” tone. That feeling of losing my daily companion wasn’t only the case; I had lost all my important information along with the contact information of my associates. Being disconnected from the world was another bad feeling which took over, leaving the environment very dull.
I am sure, people who lose the phone would go through a similar feeling and let me tell you, this feeling is really really bad!
Let us look at some of the statistics about Mobile mishaps in this world: Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Asurion.
Now, this will give you a rough idea about the mobile phone loses and mishaps in US and its quite likely that the number of mishaps will increase over time as more and more people adopt mobile technologies. I am sure, you wouldn’t want to have a mobile mishap story of your own!
Everyone tries to keep their belongings safe, but sometimes it just slips from our thought and we tend to misplace it. You can have a backup of your Mobile data to avoid the nightmare if it unfortunately gets lost sometime. We had previously listed some points to follow if you lose your phone or if it gets broken!
Let me bring to your notice a service called Asurion which helps you lock your phone and keep the data safe and also helps you to track and get your phone back in a few days. If not your phone, you can get a replacement device too! Now, this is something what every mobile phone user would love!
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Update: Thanks for the awesome responses guys! Kate has been selected as the winner and has been contacted using her Email ID. We liked Nikhil’s story too, but we like it when people fall in love!