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How I tracked my stolen phone to Malawi

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Cellphones aren’t just devices to make or receive calls anymore. These magic gadgets just about fall short of making coffee, right?

Jokes aside though, the most important thing these days about your phone is the fact that it contains such a lot of personal information – messages, numbers, pictures and at times, important notes. Add to that the fact that these days we screengrab and take pictures of things to remember and refer back to. Who still writes things down?

So of course to have your phone stolen is a complete and utter nightmare. Even with insurance to replace the device, the task of starting and storing everything from scratch can be overwhelming – especially if, like me, you rarely back things up. This was my fresh hell a few weeks ago.

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