- Sep 12, 2003
What to Do Before You Lose Your Cell Phone.
What to Do After You've Lost Your Cell Phone.Losing a phone can cost more than the price of a replacement. It can mean the loss of valuable data including contacts, photos, video, music and a personal stash of apps that may have taken months accumulate, and lead to identity theft and all its financial implications. Following some simple steps can minimize the fallout.
-- TomLosing a cell phone can be devastating, especially if you haven't taken steps to prepare for the loss like backing up the data in your phone. But the after effects can be even worse. Much like losing a credit card, losing a phone can result in unauthorized charges and even identity theft. Here are some simple steps to take if you lose your phone: