What is the ideal thing to do to avoid cell phone snatchers?

Philippines
November 8, 2009 9:49pm CST
Snatching of cellphones here in the Philippines is festering. Can you suggest ideas to avoid snatchers?
4 responses
• Brunei Darussalam
9 Nov 09
simple. . .DONT USE YOUR CELLPHONE IN PUBLIC PLACES. . PERIOD. . :)
• Brunei Darussalam
9 Nov 09
maybe you lost one of yours and you use your mobile phone in publice place and display it . . .and not only in Philippines having this snatching problem anywhere. . so dont Highlight it. . .you make the country of Philippines become snacthing capital. . .. :(
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
Thank you for your response.
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
the best defense is to avoid using your phone in public places where there are many passers-by, or in public utility vehicles where you have smaller chances of defending your things due to the limited space. if you really need to use your phone, choose a place where there are lots of obstructions like chairs and tables because robbers would avoid such. another good defense is to always look sharp! snatchers and robbers always tend to look for easy prey. so if they see you look sharp, theres a higher probability that you won't become their victim.
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
woooooww!! thanx for the BR.. i appreciate it!
• Philippines
15 Apr 10
To avoid you cellphones being snatched, never text or call in public . .. . it is better to bring or carry old model cellphones for these do not get the attention of snatchers. .
@ybong007 (6657)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
Don't use you cellphone in public or any open area. One of the things that attracts snatchers is the brand of your cellphone, so if you can't help to use it in public use a cheaper one or an outdated model because the newer and more expensive looking your cellphone is the more tempting it is to them. If you really think about it you don't need a fancy cellphone because be just used it more on texting. There are just people out there that want to show off how expensive their cellphones are. If they can't help it them they can show it off inside the malls and somewhere where it is safe. Cheers!