If you ask people around what is the one thing that they never leave home without, chances are, their top-of-mind answer would be their cell phones. After all, a cell phone is no longer just a device you use to call or send someone a text message.
Cell phones have now also become virtual photo albums, portable music players, portable video recorders, mini organizer and a computer device that can fit right into the palm of your hand.
This is why people who lost their phones are themselves feeling lost, and until they find it, they feel incomplete.
How Can I Find a Lost Cell Phone?
Before you start to panic and think-up of all the horrible things that could have happened to your phone as well as entertaining that terrible feeling of having lost something so precious to you, take a deep breath and follow these simple steps.
First you need to calm down so you can think more clearly. Try to recall the things you did or the places you went to prior to realizing that your phone is missing.
Ask people you were with if they recall you placing your phone somewhere. Next, call your phone. Try to remember what ringing tone you have on so you can easily recognize the sound once your phone starts ringing.
If you think that you may have left it in a restaurant, immediately call the restaurant and inquire about a missing phone. Make sure to describe your phone in detail so the restaurant personnel will know what to look for and also validate that the phone is truly yours.
Cell Phone Tracker
If the above basic steps still does not produce your missing phone, find a good cell phone tracker online. However, you must take note that not all countries provide this type of online service so it’s best to check first if your country has websites that provide this kind of service.
Finally, call your cell phone service provider. Ask them to track your phone via their GPS service. If the phone still cannot be traced after a few hours of searching, it is important to ask your service provider to cut-off your phone subscription so anyone who finds it won’t be able to jack-up your bill by illegally using your number.
On the off-chance that your phone may have been stolen, calling your service provider to cut-off your subscription is actually the first thing you have to do.
However which way you have lost your phone, the key here is to stay calm and reasonable so you can think more clearly and decide on what to do.