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How To NOT Lose Your Cell Phone

Updated on March 21, 2017
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Ever Lost Your Cell Phone? - Fess up!

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Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Cell Phone Gone?

"Honey, sweetie-pie," I typed, sending my husband a gooey instant message while he was at work. "Sorry to bother you, but could you call me?"

I didn't have to explain why; we'd been through this umpteen times before. Last time he'd called my cell phone for me, it rang ... in my back pocket. Yes, I am a doofus.

But, aw, come on, you know you've done it. Maybe your phone wasn't "lost" in your back pocket, but if you're a normal human being with a mobile you just can't live without, you must have misplaced it at least a time or two, yes?

If so, you know the feeling -- that moment of panic when the phone is not right where it's supposed to be ... which may be any of seventeen places.

Then, when you recover your breath, you break out in a cold sweat. You panic and start rummaging through your underwear drawer, through the laundry basket, the freezer. Your house is a wreck, and then you gasp: *Gasp!* You used your cell on the city bus! Or was it in Wal-Mart? At the dentist's office?

I've been one of the lucky ones, though, always finding my missing mobile within an hour or two and usually in ridiculous places (even once in my sock ... that I was wearing at the time), but my mother wasn't so lucky. She must have dropped it at the Senior Center one day, never to be found again. So I got her a lanyard (her choice of accessory) to wear the phone around her neck. Then, once we'd gotten her a new one and I reprogrammed all of the numbers we could remember and those I could easily look up, I decided to put together this page to offer some suggestions to the rest of the wireless phone-addicted world.

The following are some tips, stories, funnies and handy accessories, as well as what to do if, by chance, your phone joins the millions of other wayward gadgets in the lost-but-never-found piles of the world.


A Simple Way to Keep Track: A comfortable and convenient lanyard

This is a very cheap way to save yourself a lot more money and hassle. My elderly mom used a lanyard just like this, to keep her phone literally at hand all the time. This may not be the best option for someone who's on the go a lot -- to have a phone hanging around your neck -- but for someone like my mom, who was very sedentary and also quite forgetful, this was the perfect solution.

CTCStore Detachable Nectstrap/Lanyard for Cell Phone & MP3 (Black)
CTCStore Detachable Nectstrap/Lanyard for Cell Phone & MP3 (Black)

There's not much to say about a lanyard like this, except that it's simple and easy and probably best for times when you'll be walking or sitting a lot and want easy access to your phone without the risk of dropping it. My elderly mom had a lanyard like this for her cell phone, which was the perfect solution for her.

 
What to do if you lose your your cell phone
What to do if you lose your your cell phone

What To Do If You DO Lose Your Phone

Several steps to take to try to secure and, hopefuly, find it....

1. First things first: THINK. Where did you have your phone last? If it was in your house and you haven't left, well, nothing to worry about, unless maybe your dog looks like he has indigestion or your toddler just flushed the toilet. Otherwise, take a deep breath and look around. Better yet, if you think the phone was on, call it from your land line or have someone call your cell so you can follow that ring tone or happy little song to the source.

Don't have a land line? Not at home and don't have access to a tele but you do have a computer? Then try this: Go to Where's My Cell Phone? .com a free service by iGoogle. Simply enter your number and listen for a ring. Cool!

2. If that doesn't work, well, then you should call your provider, so some less-than-ethical doobie doesn't run up your bill calling all his (or her) buddies all over the globe. Let your provider know you can't find your phone, but tell them not to cancel your service just yet. Have them deactivate your phone while you continue your search.

Here are the numbers of some common wireless providers:

  • AT&T: (800) 331-0500

  • Verizon Wireless: (800) 922-0204

  • Sprint Nextel (888) 211-4727

  • T-Mobile: (877) 453-1304

3. Now that your phone can't be used, think again. Where have you been since you last saw or used it? Call those places or businesses where your cell might be and ask if it's in their lost-and-found or, if you can give them a specific location where you sat or shopped, perhaps a nice employee or manager might take a look for you.

4. If your phone still hasn't turned up, call your provider back and ask if there is any way, pretty please, that you can get a free replacement. Or perhaps you have insurance that will cover at least part of the new one. If not, don't sink a lot of money in a new phone, because your old beloved might still turn up somewhere (like in that black hole you call a purse perhaps).

5. If you didn't have it before, now's a good time to sign up for insurance on your phone. My experience with Verizon is that it costs $5 per month, and that insurance will cover the cost of a replacement if yours is lost or damaged.

The photo above is in the public domain.

Can You Imagine?

You're away on vacation, oblivious to the fact that your cell phone back home has been stolen, and the thief has run up a $26,000 bill!

This really did happen to Wendy Nguyen. Read the story and learn the outcome in Customers Pay For Lost Cell Calls.

Just in Case

Don't lose all those numbers you once had at your fingertips.

Read Lost Cell Phone? Your Carrier Has Your Backup from The Wall Street Journal's "The Mossberg Solution."

Tips For Keeping Track Of Your Cell Phone

  • Keep your car keys next to your phone as it's charging.
  • Place your purse or wallet next to it and the charger.
  • Be consistent: Always put your phone in the same place in the house.
  • Attach it to your person at all times (ie. with a hip belt case) ... except maybe when you're in the shower or in bed


Cell phone holders
Cell phone holders

Ways To Keep Your Phone Attached

To you, that is....

The following are some handy accessories -- cases, arm and wrist bands, and lanyards -- for keeping your phone from wandering off.

Many of these products are also handy for attaching other gadgets -- like iPods, MP3 players and digital cameras -- to your personal person.

I'm trying to decide which type of case is right for me. Or maybe I'll just need more than one....

How About a Genuine Leather Cell Phone and Tool Holder - Hang, strap or clip it on. (Just don't forget to put your phone IN it.)

You can hang, strap or clip this cell phone, tool and accessory holder on work belts, suspenders, pants, etc. This is my husband's preferred way to keep his phone attached and its whereabouts known at all times (other than when he's sleeping, in which case it's right on the nightstand, every night).

CLC Custom LeatherCraft 5-Pocket Cell Phone/Tool Holder - 1105
CLC Custom LeatherCraft 5-Pocket Cell Phone/Tool Holder - 1105

This case holds most brands of compact phones and securely holds small tools and accessories like pliers, mini flashlights, and screwdrivers.

 

Other Similar Accessories for Encasing and Protecting your Phone

DRY PAK DP-46 Case for Cellphones, GPS and Mp3 - Yellow / Blue
DRY PAK DP-46 Case for Cellphones, GPS and Mp3 - Yellow / Blue

This waterproof cell phone case has an adjustable neck lanyard, a yellow sealing clip for high visibility, and twist open knobs for easily sealing out water, sand and dust. I go hiking in wet weather and canoeing quite a bit, so this is the perfect kind of case for me.

 

A Waterproof Case

Protect your phone (or camera and other items weighing up to 11 ounces) from water, dirt , dust and more and keep them afloat in this 'jellyfish" case, which is airtight down to 5ft. in submersion.

Delkin Jellyfish Floating Waterproof Accessory Kit
Delkin Jellyfish Floating Waterproof Accessory Kit

This case has a removable wrist strap, waterproof camera clip and floatation ball, as well as a stealth bottle opener. This is another good one for those of us who are really outdoorsy and on or in the water a lot.

 

A Wristlet Case for Your Phone

This wrist wallet comes in a variety of colors and has a snap closure and removable strap. The genuine leather case measures 5 inches long x 1.25 inches thick x 3.75 inches wide, with 2 interior zipper pocket, 6 card slots and center cell phone slot. You can carry your iPhone, Blackberry, HTC or most any cell phone, so this is one of those handy cases that can double as your wallet if you don't carry a lot of cards or change.

A Neoprene Armband Case for Active People - for cell phones, iPODS, & MP3 players

Cellet Neo Armband (10 inches long) for Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 (T-Mobile version), Galaxy S3/SGH-i77 (AT&T), Infuse 4G, HTC EVO 4G, Thunderbolt, Motorla Droid Bionic & Similar Sized Phones - Black
Cellet Neo Armband (10 inches long) for Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 (T-Mobile version), Galaxy S3/SGH-i77 (AT&T), Infuse 4G, HTC EVO 4G, Thunderbolt, Motorla Droid Bionic & Similar Sized Phones - Black

You can use this comfortable armband at the gym or any outdoor activity. I jog a lot, so this case encourages me to bring my phone more often, which is great to have on longer runs ... just in case.

This case is compatible with lots of different phones.

 

Other Accessories for keeping your phone hanging around

You can use a lanyard like this (which comes in black and red too) to carry any number of valuables, including your phone, camera, keys and more, so you can grab and use them quickly and easily without worrying that they might slip out of your hands or pocket.

Just a few dollars can help you save hundreds by keeping your phone or other accessories secure.


Amzer Detachable Cell Phone Neck Lanyard
Amzer Detachable Cell Phone Neck Lanyard

This is also a good idea for use when traveling -- and a simple preventative measure against pickpocketing too.

 

© 2009 Deb Kingsbury

Where Do You Keep Your Cell Phone? - Comments are welcome.

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      mobilitydefenderdotcom 3 years ago

      A great trick for locating a lost Android phone (even if it's on silent mode) is to create a Google account beforehand and enable Device Manager on your phone. If it isn't already on your phone, it's availablele for download in the Play Store. When the phone is lost, sign onto your Google account on your computer and use the Device Manager to make you phone ring or display a message on the screen. Your can also remote lock it or wipe all the data from the phone.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      In my pocket or near the bed. I don't put it inside my bag for fear of being snatched.

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      QuizSquid 3 years ago

      In my left front pocket, the glass turned toward my leg. Nothing else goes in that pocket (except my hand on occasion).

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      WebMarketingPro 3 years ago

      Mine is "just" a safety phone from Tracfone and I don't keep it with me at all times. This means that sometimes I really lose track of it and sometimes it can take a week or two to find it again. Last time, it was in the very back of my night stand drawer.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      In my pocket

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      Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      The worst things happened to my Cell Phones was falling down in the toilet and when I was cooking falling down in the hot tomato sauce, no worries it was not the same cell phone;)....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Husband lost his cell phone once, and a guy at the motel we had checked out of found it and called MY cell phone. He left it for us at the front desk. Small acts of kindness go far these days..

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      I worst thing I did with my phone was to wash it in the washing machine. It still worked afterwards.

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      We were on the beach once and spotted something sticking out of the sand. It was someones phone. We picked it up and search through the contacts. The one almost everyone has is mom or dad. We found mom and phoned the number. Apparently her daughter had been on the beach with friends the previous day and had lost her phone and didnt know where. The came and picked it up the next day!

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      harrisarshad76 4 years ago

      nice lens good information

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      harrisarshad76 4 years ago

      nice great accessories

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      top10deals 4 years ago

      I always keep in it in the same pocket when go out. And keep it on the same desk when at home.

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      uneasywriter lm 4 years ago

      I have lost 3 in the last two years... Gone for good.

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      angharad 4 years ago

      I always keep it on a shelf of one of the bookcases in my office, and when I leave the house it's in a specific zippered pocket of my purse. But I've still misplaced it and had to ask my husband to call it. Under the cat! Now that's a good possibility. :)

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      KateAdamsUSA 4 years ago

      great lens. dropped mine in the waters at Sharks Cove over the summer, it was not fun. at least i found it but was ruined. Oh well, I am thankful for it because I found the perfect phone for me afterwards, always a silver lining.

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      TeacherSerenia 4 years ago

      I dont own a cell phone, but I gotta say - this lens was hilarious. I certainly was giggling. I mean losing your phone when its in your back pocket. Shaking my head.

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      jimconrad2 4 years ago

      Lost one off a roller coaster. Glad it was a tracfone.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Nice lens. Well i keep my phone in my pant's pocket, i have never lost it before.

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      I'm terrible about keeping track of my cell. I've mastered the art of not losing my keys or purse, but my cell keeps tricking me. It rings, I wander around the house talking on it, and the next thing I know it's vanished. My trick: I leave the alarm set to go off at 6am, on the loudest, most annoying setting. Worst comes to worse, I'll find it first thing in the morning, and hopefully the unpleasant awakening will help me remember to put it somewhere sane next time.

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      kellypruitt 5 years ago

      From time to time if found my cell phone at the bottom of my purse and since my purse is so big I don't see it unless someone calls and it lights up!

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      In my pocket when out and about

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      In or next to my purse, except when it's charging...thanks! I need these tips for staying attached to it!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      I keep my cell phone at home - no more landline, so it doubles as my home phone. I don't really like carrying it. Too easy to lose! :)

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      MindPowerProofs1 5 years ago

      In my pocket otherwise I can't hear it

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      top101 5 years ago

      Haha I enjoyed this lens. I'm always losing my cell phone and it drives my friends crazy.

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      I usually keep my phone in my purse. My Mom is terrible about misplacing her phone inside the house or car! We tried the lanyard but she said it irritated her neck, so we just call the phone to locate it. :-)

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      I keep my cellphone usually in my pocket.

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      gosssysas 5 years ago

      nice lens actually i found my cell phone

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fun lens. Isn't it frustrating when you lose your cell and ask someone to call it and then remember you had the volume on silent mode?

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      nerdterd28 5 years ago

      hhahaha ive lost my phone more than angelina jolie has adopted a baby

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      Ronlove LM 5 years ago

      Good advice!

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      jseven lm 5 years ago

      Excellent advice for a common problem!

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Great lens. Like they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Great common sense tips. Thanks.

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      redleafloans 5 years ago

      Awesome tips. So far I haven't lost a cellular phone yet. I hope I won't lose it anytime soon. Lol.. I had fun reading your lens. Keep it up..:)

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      The Cellet Small Soft Cell Phone Univesal/Holster/Pouch/Case with Swivel belt clip is just what I need!

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      E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks for helping keep cell phone relationships intact longer. Great lens squiddly!

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      cocktailsexaminer 6 years ago

      There is also a website where you can enter your cell phone number and it will dial it for you - I've certainly found it useful!

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      Joan Haines 6 years ago

      Great to be assured I'm not the only cell phone losing dufus around.

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      GrinningFool 6 years ago

      I like it! My wife and I lose our phones all the time! All the time! Glad we are not alone!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens info! I always lose my phone! And the tv remote. Reverse Cell Phone Lookup

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Losing my phone hasn't been my problem, taking it for a swim was. I found this lens very interesting.

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      zblessedlife lm 6 years ago

      glued to my desk!!!! it's like it has natural hiding abilities lol!!!

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      pico88 6 years ago

      last week i almost lost my cellphones, good tips

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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      I like your lens a lot. Itâs very helpful, thanks for sharing. I've done the same as CathyLou a few times but that's all. mr-dellgirl is the cell phone looser around here.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Just had to read this because my daughter lost her cell phone while out running errands last month and I loaned her mine until she could get a new one. Yes, she looked - everywhere - it's gone forever! Luckily it was a prepaid phone with only 5 days left before it expired, so she wasn't out much, except for the extra minutes she had paid for. :) Learned her lesson. Now she has a case for her 'new' cell phone.

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      Great tips! I always seem to lose my cellphone only to find out that it's still here in my pocket :)

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      squidootime 6 years ago

      Nice topic - well put across.

      Cheers

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      CathyLou LM 6 years ago

      I haven't lost my current phone yet... though I did think I'd lost it only to discover it was in my hand, does that count? :)

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      exposure 6 years ago

      Excellent.

      WirelessOEMShop.com

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this lens. Very informative! :)

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      I once left mine on a ship... realized it halfway across the gangplank as we disembarked on the final day... guess what? Once you slide your cruise card into the reader that final time, you can't go back! Never got that phone back.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My husband's phone has been pickpocketed several times and I am sure the pickpockets were disappointed as we have cheap phones. Luckily where we are, you only load so much each time so it is not a big problem and you can claim your number back as often they just throw the sim card so as not to be traced. It is still a hassle.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My husband's phone has been pickpocketed several times and I am sure the pickpockets were disappointed as we have cheap phones. Luckily where we are, you only load so much each time so it is not a big problem and you can claim your number back as often they just throw the sim card so as not to be traced. It is still a hassle.

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      evitaa 6 years ago

      Excellent lens. :-))

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      DelightfulDanie 6 years ago

      I don't have a cellphone but I enjoyed this lens!

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      DelightfulDanie 6 years ago

      I don't have a cellphone but I enjoyed this lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great idea for a lens,and some good tips here! Blessed by a Squidoo Angelon 4/6/2011.

      Have a great day!

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      This lens is about me! I should have it taped to my forehead not to loose it! I have trained my children to look for it!

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      yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

      everywhere you did not even imagine it could be

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      in the belt clip

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      Pmona LM 6 years ago

      I normally keep mine in my back pocket. But, like you, I've misplaced it many times before. I've always misplaced it at home, fortunately, and have found it just about every place imaginable. I'm so scattered!

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      mannasugar 6 years ago

      In my pocket...

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      luecjennifer 6 years ago

      on the desk, in the pocket

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      The one and only time I put my cell phone in my back pocket... I forgot about it when I went to the bathroom. Guess where the cell phone ended up? Yup, you guessed it... in the toilet!

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      Sycro 6 years ago

      Hey, just stopping by to say really nice lense about cell phones. I had some problems with numbers calling me that i didn't recognise, so i bought phone number scan and they solved all my problems. Now i know exactly who is calling!Check it out.

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      Sycro 6 years ago

      great lense

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      PopStarPeaches 6 years ago

      Very nice tips and how not to lose your cellphone!

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      myraggededge 6 years ago

      Love this! My son recently lost his admittedly old and scabby cellphone. He thought it was over the playpark. I immediately phoned it and left a message asking whoever found it to drop it back to us or we'd pick it up. Nothing. We phoned a few times but it clicked off immediately. Then one day I made a big effort to get the accumulated laundry done and there it was, at the bottom of the basket, in the pocket of a pair of jeans. Completely dead, of course. The bit I am ashamed of is that it took 3 weeks to find it. D'you see how I truly hate housework? LOL!

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      lovelylashes 6 years ago

      What an interesting and creative lens! Cool!

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 7 years ago

      You have a very nice collection of lenses. Thank you for making me smile.

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      kasumi tendou 7 years ago

      I usually keep my cell phone in my pocket and just hope to remember to take it out when I get home. One time I forgot and washed it in the washing machine.

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      Jack 7 years ago

      My last cell phone got dropped and that ruined it. I keep my new phone in a case to protect it.

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I actually don't use a cell phone very much, but when I carry it, I keep it in a designated compartment on the front of my purse. Otherwise, I'd have to use one of the solutions you recommended above. I kind of like that red armband case. SquidAngel blessings for all the useful information, well presented!

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      Petalm 7 years ago

      Lost it, killed it, dropped it from a few stories high, ran it over, you name it I've ruined and lost phones in ways people only dream of!

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      KokoTravel 7 years ago

      I have a holder for my present cell phone but I really would like to see the iphone get to be a little bigger or the ipad capable of being a phone. That's when I think I may have problems misplacing my phone... anyone have ideas to keep an iphone from being forgotten?

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      howdoyouspellst 7 years ago

      Great lens!! I'll check here next time I lose my phone... Maybe these ideas will help!

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      I am always losing my phone - usually ringing it helps, except for the time when I washed a pair of jeans with my phone still in the pocket! Thumbs up, for a fun lens :)

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      thewirelesstech 7 years ago

      I try and keep my personal phone in my pocket and my work blackberry in its holster. But with the personal smart phone I do have to remind myself to STICK it into my pocket when I am playing around with the screen. I have damn near left it on the train. There is an app called Mobile Defense, but it is in beta and they aren't taking new testers right now, darn it.

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      Ellen Brundige 7 years ago from California

      Aww. The lens photo looks like a cellphone I lost about 5 years ago. It was a little blue motorola, the blobby kind that preceded the flat things they've got now, and it looked JUST LIKE my Prius.

      I lost it and found it about 4 times, and it finally disappeared out of the car. My favorite place to lose it was the grocery store. It kept crawling out of my purse.

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      svarun 7 years ago

      You should attach your cell pohone to elastic band :-)

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      Nightowl John 7 years ago

      I'm pretty good at keeping track of my phone, but my wife....well, that's another story. Fortunately, between the two of us and over a dozen years of cell phones, only one has gone missing forever. That happened at Disneyland! And your advice about calling the carrier is right on! Great lens.

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      Michelle Collins 7 years ago from Florida

      I have lost my phone so many times I cant count anymore! Lost one never found it!

      Drives my husband nuts :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      my boyfriend is always losing his cellphone and keys haha

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I like that you think. Thank you for share very much.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Have you heard of the findini? It holds cell phones, ipods (that you can have charging) right beside your bed at night--also holds eyeglasses. www.thefindini.com

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      I have a strap plus a holster. Works well, but I really like that neoprene wrist/arm band for my husband. He carries his phone is a pocket and constantly puts it down around the house or office, then can't find it. Cool lens - and really practical!

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      Steven Cousley 7 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Now I have to get my kids to check this lens.

      Great job :)

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      I enjoyed reading this a lot and I especially like that armband thingy you featured (I didn't know such things existed). I have been known to misplace my phone quite often so I definitely need these tips, thank you for sharing them! (:

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      divacratus 2 7 years ago

      Thankfully I haven't lost my cell phone till now! I take my cellphone everywhere I go!

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      I've found so many cell phones I've lost count. All rightfully returned.

      This lens is extremely helpful for those feeling panicked about what to do.

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      aDeepBreath 7 years ago

      I always rely on calling my cell phone to find it. I know have a special pocket in my purse just for my cell phone - that has been really helpful. My brother in law just lost his in a pile of leaves that he just raked in the yard that day. It took a couple hours and lots of calling to find that one! Great lens and thanks for the igoogle calling service - did not know that was available. Also, I appreciate you giving me some tips on improving my cookie lens!

      Jody

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      Addy Bell 8 years ago

      It's good to know that if I lose my phone, the phone company still has my data.

      OK, it's also a little creepy. But the convenience factor is worth it. Thanks!

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      missbat 8 years ago

      My cousins are always losing their cells. I think I will send them the link to this lens as a hint. You've got some perfect tips, great job!

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      FunGifts4All 8 years ago

      Nice lens and great tips.

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      Susanna Duffy 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Oh the stories I could tell you! Blessed by an angel today (squidoo.com/september-blessings )

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      worldbuilder lm 8 years ago

      I would have to go into mourning if I lost my BlackBerry. I've been lucky and have never lost my cell phone for more than a few minutes, thank God. However, I do regularly lose my mind...

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      paulmattus 8 years ago

      Hello here, I've just ordered cell phone lanyard from Mother Ducker. They are looking good and stylish and the main thing is: it will help me not to lose my cell phone again.

      Just bought this one: http://motherducker.us/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

      I found image of it here at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherducker/38128464...

      That's my favourite but there are many more that looks really good. Tough job to choose one.

      Hope this tip will help someone.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I've just bought trackit stickers and saved where's my cell.com to my favourites. This is after losing my phone 5 times in 3 years. 2 have come back to me. The rest never to be seen again.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

      Margaret

      http://bluetoothspeakerphone.net

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      Louise0711 8 years ago

      I am always losing things including my phone. Great lens. I will try to take on board some of the tips!