Lost Mobile Phone?

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  1. recklessrog

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    Not really an electronics post, but I thought this may be of use to some on here...............
    Do you keep misplacing your mob phone? Mine has a habit of slipping out of my pocket and ending up down the side of a chair somewhere, so i came up with the idea of setting the alarm for a couple of times during the day. That way, if it's lost, I just wait 'till the appropriate time and then retrieve it from it's hiding place!
     
  2. GopherT

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    I just stopped putting it in my side jacket pocket or pants pocket - that way it doesn't fall down the side of my car seat or between the cushions of chairs/sofas. Instead, I keep it in my shirt pocket - one problem solved. Unfortunately I have created a bit of a new problem. Now I need a way to keep it from falling in the toilet when I bend over to pull up my pants.
     
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  3. Roderick Young

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    Assuming that's not an April Fool's joke, that could work, but since I so rarely misplace my phone, setting a periodic alarm would be a nuisance. If I need to find it, I simply call it from another phone.
     
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  4. recklessrog

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    Oh no April fools joke, unfortunately only have the one phone, and it usually happens when I'm over at a friends house! Ive got used to it's hiding places at my own home. Also, the short term memory is not what it was :(
     
  5. wayneh

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    Any iPhone has a great "find my phone" feature. I can look on my laptop for its GPS position, which is usually not useful to me since I know it's in the house with me. But I can also direct it to sound an alarm on the phone, which will work even if the volume is down or if the "no ring" button is on.
     
  6. mcgyvr

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    I just call myself.. (obviously this requires another phone)
     
  7. recklessrog

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    Strange as it may seem, I only want a phone to call or txt people, although the camera can be handy. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to get a "basic" phone.
    I've got a laptop, and desktop pc. I've got a good sat nav that is fixed in the car, and as for photography, I have a Canon Eos 5D mk11, Eos 15D and a couple of L series lens's etc. Now I only use these individual things when I want them 'cos that's the way I like it.
    My mob phone is a cheap Nokia and I get unlimited txt's and 2000 mins for £6.50 a month. If I should ever lose it completely, I can be back up and running for about £30.00.
    I see my friends with their all singing and dancing phones with a thousand apps the probably never use, pay between 3 and 10 times a month what I pay, and have a heart attack if they drop it and break it. :)
     
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  8. ISB123

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    I just leave my phone in the same spot all the time. If someone needs me they know where to find me.
     
  9. MrChips

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    I don't have a mobile phone. When my wife wants me to come home, she calls my girlfriend.
     
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  10. ErnieM

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    Up until 2 weeks ago I was using a basic flip phone for calls and texts. As I recently did a major upgrade to my truck sound system I wanted to get something with Bluetooth.

    I found I could get a flip phone with BT for $15 or a windows phone for $30. I took the windows.

    Yeah, it does lots more, but it seems I spend as much time using it as I do learning how to do something.
     
  11. #12

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    My phone prefers to stay in my pocket...even when I'm doing laundry.
    They get really pist when you run them through a clothes washer!:eek:
    It must have taken lessons from my wrist watch.:mad:
    :D
     
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  12. nigelwright7557

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    I put my driving license through the wash.
    Now I have a very clean license !
     
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  13. nsaspook

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    Just don't get busted laundering money.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Externet

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    About 9 years ago a guy overseas developed WIMP (where is my phone?) Search that, should be around.
     
  15. GopherT

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    My kids and my boss want an app that will tell me that I need to find my phone because they sent me a message. I never carry it unless I'm on business travel. PS: Call my land line kids.
     
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    ...and yours with a not-yet-exhausted battery.
     
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