We’ve all had that moment, that stop you in your tracks sinking feeling when you realize your cell phone is gone. Try to keep calm and think about the ways you can retrieve it. If you’re around your friends or just inside of your home, use a friend’s phone or landline to call your number and help track your phone. As long as your cell phone isn’t dead or on silent, it should start ringing and you’ll be able to track it down underneath the pillow on the bed or underneath the sofa you were sitting on.
If your cell phone is dead or you can’t hear it ringing, start searching! Look on kitchen tables, underneath piles of books or papers, near plugs or cabinets. Putting your cell phone down and leaving it, only takes a matter of seconds, and it could be minutes or even hours before you realize it’s missing. Even looking in the most obvious places can help. Make sure you’re calm when looking as you can walk right past it if you’re in a hurry, making your search longer and more worrisome.
Ideally, throughout this process you need to know your own phone number to call it, and your friend’s phone number to also help you call your phone if they’re not around. This sounds like a very obvious statement, yet today all of the numbers that we used to remember for people we know, like family and friends, are now so conveniently stored away in our smartphones we don’t bother to memorize them. The worst part about losing your phone is realizing how much information you actually have stored away in that little device. Simple things like best friends’ phone numbers, which are now just pushes of a button rather than a memory. In a way, it’s a little scary to realize how helpless we are without our phones.
No one ever seems to prevent or prepare for things like this, which is costing us a lot. Yet with Linquet, that sinking feeling of losing your valuables will never happen again. Learn more on how to prevent losing your phone.