Lost your Phone? What can you do?

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The are billions of mobile or cell phones owned by people today. In the very near future, there will be more phones around than there are people in the world. I myself know a thirty people that own more than one phone, and a 4 who own 3 or 4 mobiles.

A mate of mine told me 'I lost my phone'. I replied to him 'I hope you had a backup of your phone numbers!' Guess what his reply was. He said 'Afraid not. I never got around to it'.

As phones become small and sleaker, they get easier to misplace. How many times have you slipped your mobile phone into your shirt pocket, then bent over to pick something up and it falls out of your pocket. How many times have you left your phone handset on a shop counter, or bus seat, or train seat? They are so easy to lose, and yet are so valuable to us. Many people say that they feel incomplete if they forget to bring their phone handset with them when they leave home. I feel a bit like that myself.

If you lost your phone what would you do? Here's a few tips:

1. Report the loss to your network provider
2. Get them to put an immediate block on the phone
3. Report the loss to the police
4. Recover your SIM backup so you can restore your numbers to your new handset
5. Report the loss to your insurance company

If you have lost your phone it can be a real headache and can be a real inconvenience for some business people. The contacts stored in a cell phone are sometimes worth their weight in gold. Imagine a salesman with hundreds of prospects in his blackberry. He loses his cellphone and loses all his data. He would have to go back to base and some of his numbers might not be retrievable. It is essential to have a backup of the phone numbers stored in your cell or mobile phone. You can get SIM backup devices, which are easily lost themselves, or you can go for an online backup service.

If you lose your phone, or should I say, when you lose your phone because statistics show that we will all misplace their phone at least once in their lifetime, make sure you plan for the loss. Make sure you know the IMEI number, the SIM serial code, the cellphone serial number and the network number to call to report the loss. All these facts will help save you money and stop someone making calls that you'll be charged for.

So plan for the lost phone now. Register for a free online mobile or cell phone SIM backup now by visiting allmynumbers.co.uk. Just use the promotional code FREE1 when you sign up and you get a month absolutley free. You can store phone numbers and also phone handset details which is great for recovering the IMEI number and other serials. Its well worth a look.

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