17 Mar '11, 2pm

One in two Singaporeans had lost cellphones

The survey, conducted by computer security firm Symantec in January, also found that one in two Singaporeans had lost or had his mobile phone stolen previously. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING ONE hundred and fifty dollars. That is how much half of the 500 participants in an online survey said they would pay to get back their missing or stolen mobile phone - even if this went to the thief. The survey, conducted by computer security firm Symantec in January, also found that one in two Singaporeans had lost or had his mobile phone stolen previously. It revealed how hooked people are to their handsets. One in three respondents said he would rather lose his childhood photos than his cellphone. The reasons - inconvenience and worry over how the data within the gadget might get abused. Take the case of business undergraduate Lauren Chung, who left her Apple iPhone behind in a taxi last ...

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