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Tips on how to keep your smartphone humming before, during and after the approaching storm

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Aug 2012, 01:35

Are you being threatened by Tropical Storm (soon to be Hurricane) Issac? If so, there are a few tips on on how to use your smartphone before, during and after the storm to make sure that you have enough juice to make it through the power outages...

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posted on 26 Aug 2012, 01:41 2

1. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

It won't work because Brock Lesnar will snap my smartphone's arm....

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 01:55 2

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

well there's a MAXX and a SIII in my household so we're in good shape. ;)
i don't think it's going to be so bad though.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 17:00

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

it missed FL so i'm just gonna get some rain which i'm used to. car is AWD so all i have to worry about is getting a little wet.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 02:13 6

3. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

also, if you are not expecting any calls, it is better to put your phone in airplane mode, that can drastically cut power requirements of the phone and the airplane mode can easily be tuned off by a single tap.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 03:46 1

4. zhiae (unregistered)

when it come to power saving smartphone is better than cellphone
remember don't touch you device for 3 days cell stand will take 50% on 2G i don't know about 3G and battery remover is better in that case.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 09:36 1

5. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Just use feature phones, they last a lot longer than smartphones while having smaller batteries~

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 10:37 2

6. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

its a hurricane…. not the end of the world and I live on the gulf coast of florida

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 19:02

8. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

I agree, I live on the FL Gulf Coast and not really worried about this one.

BTW, Sprint Nextel is, by far, the best prepared wireless carrier when it comes to emergencies. They also have backup generators on their cell sites and like VZW and probably AT&T and TMO, have COW's (Cell On Wheels) in case the towers are completely inoperable. I do remember that after Katrina, Sprint and Nextel were the only services that worked for a week or so. They are also the only carrier with an Emergency Response Team that is immediately deployed to the emergency site and provides cell equipment to Gov't Agencies, Emergency Responders and law enforcement.

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