10 Worst Places to Lose Your Cell Phone

Based on recovery odds, swimming pool ranks No. 1
By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2011 1:05 PM CDT
No matter how many cool things it can do, you'll still leave it behind.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – We're attached at the hip to our phones, and yet they remain frustratingly easy to lose. Fast Company shares an infographic from mobile security firm Lookout that charts the 10 worst places to lose a smartphone, based on the odds of getting it back in working order:

  • Swimming pool, 50-75% chance you'll find it, 0-5% chance it will work: Unlike the rest of the list, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll recover the phone, but also a good chance that it’s forever doomed to be a paperweight.

  • Bus or Subway, 0-2% chance of recovery: Leaving your phone on any form of public transportation is a good way of ensuring you’ll never see it again.
  • School, 15-75%: Assuming you’re allowed to have it in the first place, you might get your phone back depending on who finds it.
  • Changing room, 0-15%: Surprisingly common.
  • Car roof, 25-75%: Ditto, with much depending on where it falls.
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