Ever since Jake told us his phone had gone missing, I’ve been using the account-management page to check the balance on his account. So long as it stayed at $22.04, there was hope that the phone was somewhere in the house.

Tonight’s balance: $7.04. Someone has found Jake’s phone, and apparently decided to keep it instead of return it.

I deactivated the account (and the phone). We have thirty days to re-activate it, either with the original phone (unlikely) or by buying a new one (equally unlikely). If we don’t, Jake will lose his phone number.

Sorry, Jake.