At least once a month, “Send me your phone number!!” messages appear on my Facebook or Twitter stream from friends who just lost their phones.

About 96% of the US population use cellphones and probably store valuable information like contacts, texts, personal photos, or banking information on it. Imagine the nightmare if it ever gets lost or stolen, having to track and lock it down while feeling naked and exposed.

But what are the chances of recovery?

Check out this infographic from Lookout about the challenges of finding your phone.

Click to enlarge the infographic.