I have gotten my phones stolen twice and lost on one occasion.
This is my experience. The First phone i used in my life is Motorola Timeport. I lost it at a police checking point. I placed it on my lap carelessly and when we were ordered out for stop and search in the night, it dropped. I made effort to call my fone later but it has bn switched off.
The second fone dropped into the water at the beach and stopped working even after drying it. I kept it in the pocket of my jacket at home and it developed wings and dissappeared.
But the way my last fone got stolen is a lesson which i think all of us should share, so that we can watch it in future.
In Lagos now, distraction is the tool for stealing Mobile phones.
It was a peaceful evening as I was driving home from the office after a long days work. I almost got home when i received a call and i thought since I'm almost at my destination I should just ignore it. I left my two phones on the seat besides me in the hold up. The light on my phone attracted these phone robbers, and they used the distraction method for me.
One Okada rider just crossed my vehicle and hit my vehicle's body on the drivers side with his hand and said "Oga, your fuel is leaking". I got distracted for a minute and the next minute the two fones on my side was gone. How it happened I don't know. It was so fast that I had to laugh at myself. I thought I was smart until these happened. I felt so silly. "WON LO T'EKO FUNMI".
Share your experience too, so that others can learn from your mistake or carelessness.