It's not always sunny in Philadelphia as residents lose their phones twice the average US rate

It's not always sunny in Philadelphia as residents lose their phones twice the average US rate
Now if your only impression about the city's residents comes from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", you wouldn't be at all surprised that the city is where cell phone owners lose them most often. Compared to once a year on average for the US, Philly residents report their handsets MIA twice as often, says the security firm Lookout.

The service, which helps locate misplaced handsets, amassed anonymous info from its 15 million users, and found out that Philadelphia had the highest rate of lost handsets in America, followed by Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach, Newark, New Jersey, Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, New York City and Boston. Tech-savvy cities like San Francisco and Austin were way down that list.

Lookout helped retrieve 9 million lost handsets last year, with the worldwide record going to Manchester, UK. Given that the study showed 2/3 of the phones disappeared between 9pm and 2am, it's not hard to deduce which cities are into bars and pubs. Paddy's Pub.

source: PCMag



1. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Hmm... just something about Philly I guess. I'm originally from there and it's the only place I've ever lost my phone. I've been all over the US & the rest of the world because of military service and it's the only place it's ever happened.

2. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I wonder if there is a big black market for stolen smart phones in philly if there is maybe that is why so many are stolen there by coworkers , family or so called friends who are not friends or the phones are stolen by acquaintances who know where to go to get a buck by selling stolen smart phones

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