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1. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Well, just wondering what you guys will choose. A mobile phone or a wallet? If a GOOD robber were to ask you to choose either your mobile phone or wallet.

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

The robber can have my mobile phone as I never turn it on anyway and there's no service provider. But, he would get 900+ minutes of talk time since I just reloaded it.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Take the phone! A lot easier to cancel the service and get a new phone than to be stuck cancelling cards and waiting for a new credit card, medicare card, bank card, insurance card, chequebook...yikes!

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I dont have a mobile phone, so I suppose the robber would get my wallet.

5. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 9y

Wallet, absolutely. quicker money. its hit or miss how much money you're going to get, but its get n' go, and maybe you can charge some cards. phone is too long of a process, you have to sell it, find a buyer, and not look shady as hell during the process

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

I only paid $20 for mine so good luck selling it to anyone. I think WalMart now has the same one for $10. They probably won't want my wallet either as it's the size of a VW Beetle, pink and maybe has $2 in it. They can take my place at my doctor's appointment though. That card is in there too.

7. Posted by mohit_sa (Full Member 59 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Take the phone! A lot easier to cancel the service and get a new phone than to be stuck cancelling cards and waiting for a new credit card, medicare card, bank card, insurance card, chequebook...yikes!

I would have to agree. Cancelling the phone connection is much quicker and hassle-free compared to replacing and canceling all cards. But that would mean losing all phone numbers as well. I for one, keep all the contacts in my phone.

8. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Quoting mohit_sa

Quoting tway

Take the phone! A lot easier to cancel the service and get a new phone than to be stuck cancelling cards and waiting for a new credit card, medicare card, bank card, insurance card, chequebook...yikes!

I would have to agree. Cancelling the phone connection is much quicker and hassle-free compared to replacing and canceling all cards. But that would mean losing all phone numbers as well. I for one, keep all the contacts in my phone.

My mom was robbed in front of our house last year. All things in her handbag were gone. Including my sis' indentity card.
It is very irritating and difficult to find time to re-do the ID and some other cards.
If do have the chance, will try to fight the robber.

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

I love my mobile phone. If you don't believe me, ask my wife. I couldn't live without it.

As for my wallet, there's stuff-all money in it most of the time; just credit cards.

But there is a religous item which I value highly, so come to think of it, take my mobile.

10. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Take my mobile - its crap anyway - it has a life of its own and does what it wants when it wants - OH and its a company one! The only pain in the arse would be trying to get all the phone numbers back (should really write them down). If you took my wallet (which was quite expensive and l love it!) it would be like taking my right arm!

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