“It’s easier for a rich man to ride that camel through the eye of a needle directly into the Kingdom of Heaven, than for some of us to give up our cell phone.” ―
A M A T T E R O F N O M O P H O B I A ?
Are you one of those unlucky users who absolutely, positively has to be connected to their cell phones at all times and yet manage to leave behind or even lose this valuable communication tool when you are out and about?
In the good old days I remember forgetting my wallet at the check out station of the supermarket, my glasses at the library and even at times where I had parked the car at one of the larger malls.
Those loses were forgivable and at times understandable in those much simpler times. Today to lose track of your cell phone can cause you to be billed for telephone calls you never made, overseas charges you incurred and depending on the complexity of your phone online gaming debts accrued by anyone using your phone.
I am from the old school and use a simple flip phone instead of the more high-tech I-phone variety to make my daily contacts. Yet even this simple phone when stolen can result in hundreds of dollars of phone charges to your telephone account.
My phone was stolen a few years ago out of my home by two mattress delivery men who removed it from a dresser top in the bedroom and then used my phone to have their weekend fun to the tune of six hundred dollars. I was not charged for this as I explained that my phone had been stolen. Not a good thing.
I purchased another flip phone, used a secret password and other protections that could not only relocate my phone but also render it useless if the thief tries to replace its memory card.
Attaching a physical chain to your high tech phone may not be the answer but you should try to be more aware of its location when you are away from home.
If not that then ensure your phone has enough internal protections to thwart anyone who would use it for malevolent reasons.
I learned my lesson. Hope that you won’t need to. – gc