They say that finding true love relies on dating experience. They also say that the dating phenomena owes its soul to the socializing miracle that a coffee shop is. However, what they don’t tell you, and what I’m here to tell you, is that coffee shops are also the hub of lost cell phones.
An American Loses Their Cell Phone Every 3.5 Seconds
Most of us experience the ‘earth-shattering’ sensation, which comes with the realization that you’ve lost your cell phone, almost on a daily basis.
The more unfortunate among us have to bear with the transformation of that particular sensation into reality, and have to wander around helplessly trying to look for clues that might help us trace our cell phone.
Other Illuminating Stats
If the loss that accumulates due to lost cell phones is mustered together, one could run a federal ministry with that money comfortably.
According to statistics (courtesy of a mobile security company LookOut), the annual loss that lost mobiles amount up to is a whopping $30 billion! And if anyone is interested in knowing ‘when’ the phones tend to go missing more often; the answer is: late night.
The average times taken for all the incidents throughout the U.S. tell us that 67 percent of handsets are found between 9 pm and 2 am.
How To Reduce This Trend
Now, we have gone through enough scary numbers to make ourselves aware of the frequency of losing phones. And we have found out also where they tend to be traced more often than not. So let’s exercise our little grey cells over ensuring that we prevent our phones from being misplaced.
Technological wizardry allows us to gain access to various software, which allow us to keep track of our mobile phones even when we’re not near them. Cell phone tracking is a common practice, and once you have installed a relevant software on your phone, misplacing phones would no longer be at the back of your mind.
The presence of GPS in your phone would allow you to trace the exact location of your phone with ease; so if while trying to impress your date at the coffee shop you forgot the phone at the table, the GPS would show you the exact position of your phone. This is also applicable if someone found your lost phone and took it with them; you could follow the trail via the GPS and get to the thief’s exact location.
With cell phone tracking you can ensure that you won’t be one of those Americans that lose their cell phones every 3.5 seconds and get the tension of misplacing your phone out of your system.
Here’s a scary stat: According to the latest study a person loses their cell phone in the U.S. every 3.5 seconds. And guess what? Most of those forgotten phones tend to be lost in coffee shops. Of the top three phone ‘gulping’ places, coffee shops rank at the top of the pile, followed by bars and offices.
And it’s hardly any surprise, for, coffee shops tend to be the most visited places. Since they’re the hub of dating as well, it’s easier for most to be distracted and not keep a check on the whereabouts of our belongings, while we talk up ourselves in front of our date.