- Created on Monday, 07 January 2013 19:44
Want to know the easiest way to track a phone? Let someone else do it for you. Last year, Lookout's app located 9 million lost smartphones, or one phone every 3.5 seconds. Based on the sample data, Lookout concludes Americans lose a phone, on average, once a year. According to this data, you are bound to lose your phone this year.
So where do these phones end up? It depends on where you lose them. If you lost your phone in your house, the app might locate it under your bed. If you lost your phone in a shopping mall, taxi cab or airport, it most likey got picked up by the finder. The finder may turn the phone into the lost and found, security or front desk. If they are a staunch good samaritan they will take your cellphone home, make some phone calls to further investigate who the phone belongs to.
Make lost cellphones easier for finders to track their rightful owners by using our lost and found tags. Once a cellphone is discovered by a finder it will be pretty obvious that the phone is either lost or misplaced. Let's pretend you lose your cellphone and it's tagged with a lost and found label. When the finder sees this label, it will give them a greater means to get it back to you. Why? The tag displays that you as the owner have expectations on someone returning it. Not only that but there is a reward for the finder. The finder will then contact us, we'll notify you and take it from there.
Lost and found tags have unique identifiaction numbers that are registered by the owners. The finder of a lost item can simply report it to us by entering the identifaction number on our website, which these tags instruct finders to do.
Give yourself a peace of mind and tag your cellphones with our lost and found tags. These tags not only work for your cellphone if misplaced, they work for all your assets. Keys, laptops, ipads, baseball bats, your childrens school supplies and sports equipment... They all cost money and losing them will cost more to be replaced. Tag them all!
- Created on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:20
Americans lost about $30 billion worth of mobile phones last year, says a new industry report.
More phones were lost in Philadelphia than any other U.S. city, says the report by mobile security firm Lookout Labs. The company based its findings on data from 15 million users who downloaded its app that locates lost devices.
San Franciscans and New Yorkers lose their phones three times more often than Chicagoans, it says. Top five cities in the U.S. for phone loss during 2011 were Philadelphia, Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach and Newark.
The study points out that four of the 10 cities with the highest rates of lost and stolen phones — Cleveland, Detroit, Oakland and Newark — also were among the 10 cities with the highest crime rates.