Worldwide security giant Lookout, has published the first ever lost phone survey. By analyzing the data from over 15 million of their users, Lookout has realized that people spend nearly $30 billion on lost devices each year. Keep it in your pocket, folks! Along with publishing all of this data, Lookout has created the Mobile Lost & Found website, which interactively shows people where phones are being lost and helps you get a sense of just how expensive it is to lose your smartdevice.
More interesting data retrieved is:
- People in Manchester, England have the highest likelihood of losing their phone out of any other population in the world.
- In the U.S. people lose a smartphone about once a year.
- Phones are more often lost at night. Two-thirds of phone loss happens between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. local time.
- During the week of Carnival (aka Mardi Gras), more phones were lost around the world than during your average parade-less, bead-less week.
The top ten cities where losing your phone is just an everyday thing:
4. Long Beach
9. New York
Bars in Silicon Valley should definitely be in the top ten. On a personal note, I lost a phone once. It was an LG Voyager and I loved it dearly. Have you ever lost your phone and never found it?