Tips for Mobile Phone Protection
Asurion, a technology protection company, estimates that 60 million cell phones are lost, stolen or damaged each year. This year, they project that 1 in 4 people will lose, damage or have their cell phone stolen.
If you lose your phone, or suspect that it's been stolen, what should you do? CTIA, an international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, recommends immediately contacting your carrier and telling them to turn off your phone so you're not responsible for charges. Some carriers will let you do this online, while others may require a phone call. You should also contact the police to file a report on the theft, and if the device is covered under your homeowner's policy, file a claim through your insurance.
There are also apps available that may help you find your phone. For example, Mobile Recovery is a web- and phone-based application that can help Verizon Wireless customers in the event they temporarily lose or misplace their phones. It is included at no additional charge as part of Verizon Wireless' Total Equipment Coverage program on compatible devices.
Take steps now in case your phone is lost, and be equipped to recover it in case the worst should happen. To learn more, visit MyMobileRecovery.com.