Novel Ways To Get More From Your Mobile Phone


Mobile phones are an omnipresent fact of life in the 21st Century. In a shockingly short space of time the technology has developed from large, cumbersome handsets that only handle calls, to pocket sized micro-computers, that process more information more quickly than what NASA used to send astronauts to the moon.

All that means that using a phone has become more complicated: you can optimise your own behaviour to get more out of your mobile. Here are a few things you may not have thought of that can help you get more out of your mobile technology.

Extend Battery Life

As phones get more complicated and acquire more functionality, it’s a sad truth that their battery life isn’t as long as it used to be. One of the biggest drains on your phone’s battery is a constant connection to the internet. If you’re able to find ways to get what you need out of your phone without keeping your mobile data connection on, your phone will get through whole days without needing a charge and you won’t run the risk of running out of data and having to top up between monthly renewals.

If you use your phone for directions a lot, consider planning in advance where you’re going. You can screenshot directions at home or work, while you’re connected to a wi-f network, and refer to your phone’s gallery on your journey without needing to use your precious 4G for a live updated map all the way there.

Extra Top Up

If you’re traveling, for business, for pleasure or to find yourself on a beach in Bali, you’re going to want to stay connected to the outside world. Using your phone on your travels is vital to navigate, make plans, meet with friends and capitalise on the business contacts you make if you are traveling for work. It’s also potentially very costly.

One way around this is to lean on the relationships you have at home: a family or business who have a good motivation for you to stay in touch. One way they can help contribute to your travels is to send top up using one of the low cost, secure international top up services available online. That way, your manager or mother will be reassured you’ll be staying safe and connected, and making the most of your trip.

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