Live and die by the cell phoneLocked
Most people that I know carry cell phones, and with a lot of IT people I know this may be an additional requirement for their job functions. IE: On call 24/7, during support functions must be able to be contacted, and the list goes on and on.
Agreed, the cell phone can help you in so many ways in both a personal and professional manner. 24/7 access, all of your phone numbers and address’s always with you, if your phone is advanced enough you have web and application access with them. What happens when the phone is suddenly lost, stolen, broken, or in my case run through a complete cycle of the laundry wash?
I was lucky, the Sim card still worked. Rest of the phone made a good door stopper though. But, it was an unwanted/unexpected expense for me to replace my phone. I don’t have a house phone, so I basically left immediately to buy a new one. And this is not the first time this happened to me. I ran over my phone once with the car, that um… Well, another door stopper.
So, how many of you have been through this? Lost the phone, and went oh chit. What do you do? Phones don’t lend themselves to easy backups like you would do with your laptop. In my case, no other phone. I couldn’t even phone home for help. Never mind, I was already home. Chuckle, doing laundry. But, you know what I mean.
Just wondered how many others have had this problem before, and what do you do if anything to set yourself for easy recovery.