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New iPhone 6S Security

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:43:13 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

Last Sunday morning, while out bicycling, I lost my iPhone 6. It was in a hip holster, clipped to my belt. I didn't notice it missing until leaving the store, a couple of miles from home. Find My iPhone didn't get a ping from it, so I figured it was either broken, or stolen by someone who had turned it off, but I retraced my ride, looking for it carefully. No luck. When nobody had tried to notify me within a few hours, I went to the Apple store (where my son works), paid off the remainder of my AT&T Next plan, and got a new iPhone 6S Plus. I had wanted to do this in September, when the 6S was introduced, but didn't think it was worth the money. Losing my year-old phone was a forcing function.

As part of investigating what it would cost to pay off the phone, I chatted online with an AT&T agent.

Me: I lost my iPhone...

AT&T: I hope you're having an amazing day.

Me: Well, it was more amazing before I lost my phone.

The AT&T person apologized, but I got a good chuckle.

I got a new holster for the new iPhone, but in order to make it less likely that this will happen again, I bought 50 feet of paracord with 5 side-release buckles, and followed these instructions to make a bracelet long enough to secure the holster to my belt (using 12 of those 50 feet).

Holster on belt
Holster secured to belt

The bracelet
The bracelet

Back view
Back view

Inside view
Inside view

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Lanyard for My Keys

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:01:12 GMT

And I made a lanyard 4-braid for my keys, both of them.

Fun with Paracord

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