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One in five mobile phones lost or stolen last year

Tuesday 08 May 2012

Mobile phone firm Vodafone dealt with 55,000 reports of lost or stolen mobile phones in the Netherlands last year, RTL news reports on Tuesday.

One in three people in their teens and twenties lost their phone either through carelessness or theft, compared with one in five of the population as a whole.

Meanwhile, research by the national academy for media and society shows 60% of teenagers say they become stressed if they cannot check messages on their mobile phones immediately.

Some 86% of teenage smart phone users always have their phone with them. Facebook, Youtube, WhatsApp and Ping are their favourite applications.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Thats just shear carelessness, these phones are becoming smaller by the minute, so its much easier to loose one, soon they will be so small you will need a magnifying glass to see them.

By AlMorr | 8 May 2012 5:30 PM

'Even more popular than stealing bicycles..what's next, I-pads?

By The visitor | 8 May 2012 6:36 PM

One in five mobile phones lost or stolen last year. Most of them probable down the toilet.

By Terence Hale | 8 May 2012 8:48 PM

@AIMorr - I think the trend of phones getting smaller is slowing now, and moving the otherway, with the popularity of smartphones there are a lot of phones that are increasing in size as people want a bigger screen for their movies, photos and games

By stevie | 9 May 2012 2:47 PM

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