Take cash, but not the phone

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS - RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS

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

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