Our recent survey showed that 44% of Finns have lost their phones. When talking about my family, the number is 100%.
I have used our Anti-Theft’s remote lock and locate features several times already. Once, when I returned to home from the office I noticed that my phone was missing (again). Where is it? Is it in the car, somewhere at home or did I leave it at the office? I always get a little upset when searching for my lost things.
However, this time I didn’t need to get frustrated, because the lost item was my phone. I borrowed my wife’s phone and sent #locate# command (with my personal code) to it to find it. My phone showed me the location (as it has Anti-Theft installed) and on a map I could see that it was at our HQ in Ruoholahti – so no worries. I could get it the next day when I went back to work. But I still decided to send the #lock# command to be sure that nobody could use it during the night.
Now in February I was at rock concert in Helsinki. Late at night, once I’d got back at home, I noticed (for a change) that my phone was not where it should have been. I did the #locate# trick again and saw that it was somewhere in my house. I decided to look for it under the sofa the next day as it was way past my bedtime.
I mentioned at the beginning that the phone loss rate in my family is 100% but so far I’ve only told you about the times I lost my phone. Next time I’ll tell you about a recent shopping trip with my wife. Guess who lost their phone that time? And it wasn’t the first (or, I suspect, last) time for her either.
PS. If your family is like mine, you may certainly need one or more new phones. We kicked off our phone hunt sweepstakes today at http://www.f-secure.com/phonehunt. This is your chance to win a cool new Nokia smartphone for yourself or a member of your family! We’re giving away 15 phones over 15 days and all you need to do is figure out from a video where the phone was lost to enter.
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