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Would You Rather Lose Your Wallet or Cell Phone?

Back when Zack Morris had his huge antenna bearing celly, I'd never have guessed that cell phones would become an accessory so many people couldn't live without. Our addiction to keeping our mobiles close goes beyond a predictable level of obsession; according to a recent poll spanning 11 countries from market research firm Synovate, more people would rather lose their wallets than their cell phones, and one in four respondents foresaw a greater challenge in replacing the mobile than their purses. What's the lesser evil in your opinion: losing your wallet or cell phone?

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mek123 mek123 7 years
Cell phones are a lot easier to replace, even an iPhone.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
i've lost both--both are terrible!!
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 7 years
Don't make me choose!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Cell phone. I have a bare-bones phone and all the numbers in it are ones I have saved in other places, so it'd be no big deal to put them back on the phone again. I've lost my wallet before and it is NO FUN.
liz26111 liz26111 7 years
Cell phone. Phone numbers are easy to replace. When I get a new number I add to my hand written copy at home. I started doing this after I learned the hard way my cell got run over crossing a busy city street.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
cell phone for sure!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Cell phone. Hands down.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
My cell phone, for those reasons: 1. it cost $30. I don't need a phone that can do more than make calls and send messages. 2. I have all my numbers saved on my computer as well 3. I have a cell phone plan where every month the minutes I used are deducted from my bank account, which means even if I lose the phone, I don't have to pay a monthly fee for the next two years or something. The stuff in my wallet is super expensive and time consuming to replace, as I've learned before.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
Cell phone.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
If you have a smart phone, you're not just losing your numbers. You're giving whoever has your phone access to your email, which they could use to get all kind of personal information. If it's just a regular cell phone, though, then yeah I'd say no big deal.
imLissy imLissy 7 years
seriously? You can backup the numbers in your cellphone, you can't backup your drivers license.
luna08 luna08 7 years
Cell Phone. No contest.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
I'd rather lose my phone. I'd only be losing numbers and texts - it would be such a pain to replace what's in my wallet.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
Wallet, for sure. My cell phone has a lot more personal information.
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