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Survey: Americans Lose Cellphones About Once Each Year

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Does it seem like you are always losing your cellphone?  Well, it turns out you are not alone.

According to mobile security firm Lookout Labs, Americans on average lose their cellphones about once a year, which could account for about $30 billion in replacement costs for consumers.

After analyzing data from 15 million users who employed an app that locates lost cellphones, Lookout Labs found that Philadelphia led the nation in lost or stolen cellphones in 2011.

As for the place where people are most likely to lose or have their cellphones stolen, the mobile security firm says coffee shops.

Here are the top 10 cities for cellphone loss during 2011:

1. Philadelphia
2. Seattle
3. Oakland, CA
4. Long Beach, CA
5. Newark, NJ
6. Detroit
7. Cleveland
8. Baltimore
9. New York
10. Boston

Here are the top 10 places where cellphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. in 2011:

1. Coffee shop
2. Bar
3. Office
4. Restaurants
5. Apartment and Condo
6. Grocery store
7. Gas station
8. Residential
9. Pharmacy or drug store
10. Park´╗┐

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