Currently it seems as though our mobile phones are almost extensions of ourselves. Which means that if you lose your mobile telephone there's a sense of panic that comes over you. What if you've lost all those amounts and photos? Because you're long overdue for a backup as always.
If your telephone isn't on silent, the usual trick is to telephone it. So long as it's within earshot, you should be able to track it down or at least work your way closer to it before the answering machine kicks in and the ringing stops.
But if your telephone is on silent, that's not an option you can use. Alright, if it vibrates then there's a chance you'll hear it rocking around somewhere but the distance that the vibration noises carry is a lot less than even a quiet ring tone.
Start by retracing your steps
It sounds obvious but when you're in a cold sweat over your missing telephone the obvious sometimes leaves through the nearest exit.
Calm yourself down first and go through your mind where you've been recently. Literally retrace your steps then. Recalling that lost phones work much the same way as lost keys - they can easily hide in the biggest, most open, spaces. Let alone somewhere smaller.
Double check all the usual places
Pockets are good hiding places for cell phones. If you're male then the chances are that the number of achievable pockets is high. All the different wallets and flaps in the latest gear provide the perfect hiding spot for a badly behaving cell phone.
While you're at it, check your briefcase or man bag (or handbag if you're a lady) and your cars' glove compartment.
Add in the additional places that you put stuff such like your normal hiding places for keys, glasses, etc. Just in case you put your telephone in one of those locations by mistake.
Get a friend to help you with the searches - a second pair of eyes always comes in handy with this kind of search. Make sure that they check the places that you claim you've already checked and vice versa.
Listen for interference
This ones a long shot but, if you've got this far through the list, it may be one of the few things you've got left.
Mobile phones interfere with some electronic devices - aged fashioned transistor radios, those kind of things. Also get to know more about firstname.lastname@example.org and cop vsnl.net lost mobile
Find a device that crackles or buzzes or otherwise lets you know it's not getting a best signal. Switch it on loud plenty of that you can hear any switch and then call your number.
Walk around the most likely places with your improvised tracker whilst calling your cell phone.
As I said, it's a long shot but it could mean that you discover where your silent telephone is hiding this time.
Wait for the battery to run low
This is an even longer shot and could take a while unless yours is a smartphone that eats batteries for breakfast.
Some - but unfortunately by no means all - cell phones bleep when they are running low on power. Even when they're on quiet although this varies by model.
If you're in good fortune, this faint bleep could business lead you to locating your lost, silent, cell phone. Good luck!