Cell phones are lifelines for most people - and losing them can be a big deal. But if someone does find your phone, are you willing to give them cash in return?

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As technology is changing, new social practices are developing. It's customary to offer a reward when lost pets and valuables are returned. Can cell phones be considered valuables now that they have most of our information and resources on them?

Do you think its necessary to give someone money for returning a lost phone?

Have you ever had someone return a lost phone to you? What did you do?