I have only had a cell phone for a few months now, and thankfully I have yet to lose it. I misplace it sometimes, and have to call it from another phone to find it. If you have a Sprint phone, you can download their Sprint Total Equipment Protection App, and one of the features of this app is locating a lost cell phone. For only $8 month, you will have the ability to find a misplaced phone with an audible alarm, locate your phone on a map using network integrated GPS technology, remotely lock a missing phone, as well as wirelessly sync and manage and restore your contacts. How cool is that?
There is a deductible if your phone needs to be replaced, but it is far less than the cost of having to buy a phone out of pocket. If you already own a Sprint phone (Android, Blackberry and select feature phones) you can download the app from now until August 30th. This is a limited time offer, so make sure you take advantage while you can.
I know this is just one of many apps that are out there for cell phones, but it sounds like a great one to have, especially if you continuously lose you phone. Or drop it alot, like me. My poor phones (my personal and cell) are so beat up, they look like they spent time in a blender.
Maybe shouldn't wait until next year to upgrade.