Hack College offers useful pointers for getting by without your mobile device.
Use Google Voice. having a Google Voice number can save your life – link your phone calls to your roommates’ or friends’ number temporarily and use the internet to text your friends. Not to mention the online contact database.
Find a temporary phone. make sure it’s the same provider and you can get it activated.
Haggle with the cell phone dealer/provider. …in person, over the phone is not as successful
How to Survive with a Lost Phone [Hack College]
Until you recover your phone, head to Epocrates Online or drug reference (account username& password necessary).
Smart phone users should install a phone protection service at their earliest convenience to better prepare for the unexpected. Examples include: