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British study shows 850,000 phones flushed a year


Seems we're all about mobiles in the toilet of late, but today's study is more focused on "lose," not "use." A study conducted by SimplySwitch (which typically studies price comparison and carrier switching) shows that 850,000 handsets are dropped in the crapper each year, 810,000 are left in the pub, 315,000 left behind in the taxi, 225,000 on the bus, and as many as 58,500 get nibbled by the pooch. While we can't confirm just how legit this study was, we do have some experience 'round here with toilet tumbling handsets so we know it can happen. If we can pass along one tip to save your precious mobile: wrist strap, wrist strap, wrist strap!

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