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The World of Lost Cellphones

The World of LOST SMARTPHONES Smartphones have become such personal devices that losing one can be compared to losing part of yourself -- the part that remembers every friend's phone number, those directions you need, not to mention the photos you cherish. But you're not alone. Mobile security company Lookout claims that nearly $30 billion phones will be lost in the U.S. this year. How many are lost and where are they lost most often? Take a look: PHONE LOSS BY THE NUMBERS Each day, $7 During Christmas, $11 million worth million worth of phones are lost around the globe. of phones were lost. Lookout located $2.5 billion worth of devices in 2011. 2$ Most were Android and most were found in the U.S. Last year, Lookout helped 9 million people locate their phones. 4 phones are lost each day at Niagara falls. 2/3 of phone loss happens between 9 p.m. 11 12 That's one phone every 3.5 seconds. and 2 a.m. *Number of phones located, but not actually found. 33,¢ During the New Year, $14 million 30% more phones were lost in Cologne during Carnival than a normal week. In Paris, 72% more phones were lost during the same time. worth of phones were lost. HOW OFTEN AND WHERE PHONES ARE LOST? How often do folks in particular cities tend to lose their phones? And where do they lose them? Take a look: TOP PLACES TO LOSE YOUR PHONE Smartphone users are more likely to lose their phones in certain places than others. Grocery store/ Fast food supermarket Apartment Office Church building restaurant Pizza place Gas station/ Automotive Drugstore/ pharmacy Coffee shop garage shop ŞEATTLE: Two times a year SEA NEW YORK: Once a year NYC CHICAGO: Once every three years CHI PHILADELPHIA: PHL SF SAN FRANCISCO: Once a year Two times a year ATLANTA ATL AUSTIN: Once every four years AUS MOST LIKELY TO LOSE TOTAL VALUE OF PHONES YOUR PHONE: LOST BY CITY: People in Manchester, 1. Philadelphia 2. Seattle = $10M England, lose their phones more than any other population around the globe. 3. Oakland 4. Long Beach 5. Newark Information provided by: Source: BACKGROUND CHECK Olookout MOBILE SECURITY

The World of Lost Cellphones

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Nearly $30 billion worth of phones will be lost in the US this year.


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