Phone company provides tips for winter cell use
During the winter months, cell phone users should be aware that significant temperature changes could damage their cell phones. Before heading out to enjoy winter activities, U.S. Cellular advises “winterizing” wireless phones. U.S. Cellular’s cell phone technicians offer these tips to help your phone survive the cold days of winter:
• Don’t expose your phone to extreme cold. Temperatures below 40 degrees can harm the battery’s life and run down the charge more quickly.
• Protect your screen. Prolonged exposure to the cold may affect the phone’s display screen. The display cover can become brittle when exposed to cold temperatures for long periods of time causing the liquid crystals within the display to literally start freezing.
• Keep your phone charged. Charge your phone or smartphone frequently, so that it is ready to use when you need it most.
• Save your contacts. Pre-program emergency phone numbers and those of family and friends into a cell phone for easy access. Cell phone users should also provide their mobile number to an emergency contact in the event of an urgent situation.