Take cash, but not the phone
WHEN faced with a thief, young Australians would prefer to lose their wallet than have their smartphone stolen, a recent survey has found.
The nationwide survey conducted by finder.com.au, of 2005 people found that 51 per cent of Gen Y respondents would be more worried if their device was swiped, compared to just 33 per cent of Gen X and 12 per cent of Baby Boomers.
The primary concern shared by all respondents was the cost of replacing a phone. The loss of contacts and identity theft were shared between Baby Boomers and Gen X, however, Gen Y’s biggest worry was the loss of photos.
Madison Beumer-Black, of Palmerston, said she would be lost without her iPhone.
“I would definitely rather have my wallet stolen than my phone,” the 20-year-old said.
“I reckon I would be on my phone around 80 per cent of the time.”
The Gen Y Territorian said the concept of cancelling bank cards was much better than losing all of her mobile phone’s data.
“I’ve got lots of photos and videos on my phone which I would hate to lose.”
Madison Beumer-Black, from Palmerston, would rather have her wallet stolen than her mobile phone