Temperatures are Rising. Time to Take Care of Your Phone
Temperatures are rising; tornado season is approaching. It’s time to take care of your phone – in case of emergency.
- Keep your battery charged. Have an alternate plan in case the power goes out, such as a phone case that automatically recharges, a car charger, or a disposable mobile device battery.
- Protect your phone from water. While you should be hydrating, your phone should stay far away. Keep your phone in a waterproof plastic bag around pools, rain, and other elements.
- Stay cool. Don’t let your phone overheat; it can permanently damage the battery. Plus, you have to let it cool down before you’re able to use it, which is wasted time in an emergency.
- Track the weather. AT&T participates in a number of text alert school closing notification programs. AT&T’s customers should check their local news websites to see if weather related text alert programs are available in their area.
- Have a plan. If your family is out on the roads or near the water, make sure to have a communications plan in place if someone gets delayed or has an emergency.
- Hold the phone. It’s a good idea to have a wireless phone and a corded landline phone that is not dependent on electricity in case of a power outage. Cordless telephones usually have receivers that require electricity, so they won’t work if you lose your power.