(WXYZ) - Ever lose your cell phone? If not, you may be stunned at how much it can cost to replace. But there's an app for that.
Lashay Scott misplaces her phone all the time.
"About 3 times in the past month." Luckily she's always found it so far. Sam Weinbrenner was not so lucky, losing her smartphone in a taxicab.
"It was after a concert and I was on my way home and Ieft it in there."
So both of them say they'd be interested in an app that could help them find their phone.
"I've had several customers come in and say they found their phone with that app."
Verizon’s Brandon Johnson says the most popular app:"Find my iPhone."
"Let's say you go out to dinner this evening and someone steals the phone out of your car, you can go to any computer, type in your login, and provided the phones turned on you can get a rough idea where it's at," Johnson says.
"Find my iPhone," free at the iTunes store, will even let you wipe your stolen phone remotely, removing all your contacts and info. For android users, "Where's My Droid" is also free.
Even cooler: Gadget Track, $4 at the iTunes store. It a picture of the thief and emails it to you!
Christina Paul is sold on the idea.
"I just got this a week ago, so hopefully I don't lose it anytime soon!"
The lost iPhone app will also let you display a message on it, saying this iPhone has been lost: please call me at the following number if you find it.
And you can also make it ring loudly, so that if it’s in a trash can or under a bed you will hear it.
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