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post #21 of 48
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
No problem at all. It's a crappy little pay-as-you-go flip phone I got for $20 on sale at Target. I usually use it tell DH I'll be out longer than I thought.
Pretty much same here. $20 phone from Virgin Mobile. I can easily go online and report it missing and get it frozen. I don't even have any numbers programed in...
post #22 of 48
EVERYONE i know with an Iphone - yes EVERY SINGLE PERSON - would be totally f***ed if they lost their phone.

they have everything on it.
post #23 of 48
Sounds like a lot of people here have much more complicated phones than me! Mine's some sort of flip top pre-paid phone - I just carry it for emergencies, to call out. Had some trouble with it this year when I went to renew, they were sending renewal info as texts instead of e-mail & I had to phone customer service - I'd had the thing 4 years, & never used the text function, no longer had the manual, & had to figure out how to get at the texts!
post #24 of 48
This was one of the most difficult things to deal with when I worked for Apple... Its natural to feel bad for a person yet there are many safeguards in place to protect your data in the event of loss... But people still get pissed at US if THEY have not taken those measures... The most importan one is also the most simple... Back your phone up often...

As far as keeping data out of the wrong hands, I have the ability to remotely wipe my phone from any computer. And fwiw, if someone gets their hands on an iPhone, they are going to be more interested in using it than getting your info, and the method by which they will need to gain access to use it if there is a passcode will erase the data off anyhow...
post #25 of 48
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Originally Posted by Kristine233 View Post
I'd feel like I lost a limb, but I have Mobile Me so I can remote locate my phone and remote lock and wipe it if needed.
I asked the customer if he'd had Fine My Phone enabled and he started to cry and demanded that I activate it right now.
post #26 of 48
Another pre-paid mobile phone user. The phone is about 5 years old, which really shouldn't be considered ancient, but it is. There's a couple of photos and a video I should back up, and a few phone numbers that I'd be irritated at having to track down. Otherwise no biggie. I've had my purse stolen and lost a phone along with my ID a few years ago. The stolen ID concerns me a lot more.
post #27 of 48
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Originally Posted by Phantaja View Post
I asked the customer if he'd had Fine My Phone enabled and he started to cry and demanded that I activate it right now.
Another favorite one... Sigh
post #28 of 48
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Originally Posted by Mackenzie View Post
Another favorite one... Sigh
I thought that he was a random extremely sensitive person. You mean there's MORE where he came from?
post #29 of 48
Well, I wouldn't be lost as in I have so much info stored on my phone that I don't have it elsewhere (or in my head), but someone could read my emails, probably access my bank account (though the pw has to be manually entered w/the app), get onto MDC as me . And so on. But it's not like my netbook that actually has saved copies of our tax returns (so ss #'s), or anything too personal besides knowing how often we DTD via fertility friend .

I don't have my phone locked - though I should.

Now, would I be lost in he sense that a part of me is missing? Um, admittingly yes. (I'm typing from it now, BTW.) Last week DS spilled water on my iPhone (I put it in rice right away), but I made it about four hours the next day before I went to AT&T and bought a new one. Obviously I am way to attached to it. I was wanting to upgrade to an iPhone 4, so I guess it wasn't that big if a deal (besides being out $200+).

Thanks for the reminder to back-up frequently... and I'll probably lock my screen now.
post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by Phantaja View Post
I thought that he was a random extremely sensitive person. You mean there's MORE where he came from?

Oh yeah..
post #31 of 48
For me, it would be mostly about the financial aspect of it. I could not afford to replace this phone.
I do keep all my appointments on it and often forget to back it up on the computer.
So yeah, I'd be soooooo upset if it got stolen.
post #32 of 48
Replacement costs would be my only concern. I only keep songs (that are on my home PC), ring tones (that are on my OL account), and contact info (in my e-mail system).

Nothing that could not be replaced easily.
post #33 of 48
I just have a cheap phone. I also have my email address and home number taped inside the battery compartment in case I lose it, which has never happened... I guess there's no battery cover on an iphone though.

Sometimes I wonder if they purposely make it difficult to figure out who the phone belongs to and get it back to them. I've found several and just had to wait for a call from somebody who knew another way to contact the owner. If the battery's going dead that doesn't work very well.

It's not like a wallet you can just drop in the mailbox
post #34 of 48
No problem for me. My phone is just a phone. Doesn't even have pictures. I hardly use it.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
No problem at all. It's a crappy little pay-as-you-go flip phone I got for $20 on sale at Target. I usually use it tell DH I'll be out longer than I thought.
Same here. I don't even know where said phone is right now, and I'm pretty sure it's low on funds too. I only have it because of the kids.
post #36 of 48
I just bought an iphone in august. I would be if it was lost or stolen. Mostly because it cost me a fortune and i would like to own it until it disintegrates!
I do have pics and other private information on it, but it is password protected. I don't have financial info on it other than banktexting. All they could find out is my last four transaction amounts and my balance (not that i have any money)

I back it up regularly as well.
post #37 of 48
I'm another one with a prepaid phone. It doesnt even have photo capability. And i think there are 3 numbers saved in it, 2 for dh and my bff. Not a big deal.
post #38 of 48
I have a new pre-paid phone but I use it for everything. I put all the important things in the calendar and have alarms set to remind me to pump when I'm at work. I'd have to go out and buy another one right away just to keep up with those things. All the phone numbers are either in my e-mail, DH's cell, or our home phone so that would be the easiest part to fix.
post #39 of 48
While I do have one of those LG*envy touch phones I do not have anything but phone numbers stored on it and it is insured so it really wouldn't be a big deal.
post #40 of 48
Mine is just a phone. No problem except for some pics.
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