If you ask 100 people what’s the easiest way to find a cell phone that has been misplaced inside your home, chances are 99 of them will say call it with another phone and track it down by the ringing sound.
That does indeed work most of the time, but what if you don’t have another phone on hand to place the “locator” call from?
There are apps for both Android phones and iPhones that can help you locate a lost phone, but they typically require you to set them up on the phone in advance.
And of course that won’t be much help if you’ve already lost your phone.
Your phone’s cellular carrier might be able to help you track your phone down using your phone’s location services, but that typically takes a while (and it doesn’t always work).
Luckily, there’s one method that almost always works if you’ve simply misplaced your phone but it happens to be “hiding” within earshot…
Simply visit CallMyLostPhone.com and type in your lost phone’s number.
The website will place a call to your lost phone, allowing you to track down its hiding place as you listen to its ring.
The service is free, and it works just as well as calling your lost phone from another physical telephone.
Who knows, it just might prevent you from having to plead for assistance from your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.
In case you’re wondering, this service is safe to use. They won’t sell your number to marketers or provide it to a third-party. I’ve been using them off and on for years and I’ve never had a bad experience personally or seen any complaints about them online.
They don’t need to do any underhanded stuff because they make their money via ads on their website and the acceptance of donations.
Pretty neat, huh? Well, I think so.
Bonus tip: This post explains how to swap your unwanted smartphone, laptop and other electronic items for an Amazon gift card.