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If My Phone Is Dead, Can I…?

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Charging iPhone with question "What Can You Do on a Dead Phone?"

When it comes to your cell phone, nothing causes frantic heart palpitations like a dead battery—especially if you’re in the middle of using it. You may find yourself wondering, “What happens to my texts?” or “Can I still get my voicemails?”

There are a lot of questions out there about what you can and can’t do when your cell phone dies. So today, we want to break it down for you. The next time your cell phone is dead, you’ll know just what you can do!

Here’s what you need to know:

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8 Mobile Apps Parents Should Know About

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A group of friends chatting with their smartphones in the street

Parents, have you noticed your kids are always glued to their cell phones? Of course you have, they’re kids! But what exactly are they up to? Chances are, they’re not texting all day.

In today’s world, we use our phones for pretty much everything, but entertainment is definitely a main facet of phone use for kids and adults. Do you ever wonder what apps your kids are using? You’re about to find out!

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Landlines, Flip Phones, Smartphones—What’s Next?

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Picture of buildings coming out of a cell phone, showing the future of cell phone technology.

When we look at how far cell phones have come, it’s really quite amazing, isn’t it? From landlines, to the first bulky mobile devices, to the smartphones we now use as lifelines, our devices have kept up with the continuously changing lifestyles of humankind.

Today, our phones can do amazing things. They can talk to us, play music, find restaurants, give directions, connect us with people millions of miles away, and provide unlimited sources of entertainment—and all in the palm of our hand. But do you ever stop to wonder… what’s next?

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What is a Burner Phone?

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Burner Phone in the Trash

If you keep up with us on our blog, you already know that we hear some funny things about pay as you go devices. Recently, we’ve noticed there’s some confusion regarding prepaid and burner phones. In fact, there’s so much confusion that burner phones are sometimes defined as just another term for a prepaid device.

So, are they the same?

No!

Don’t worry… we’re here to set the record straight.

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6 Reasons Not to Hack Your Significant Other’s Phone

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Girlfriend spying on boyfriend's phone

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: Holly snooped through her boyfriend’s phone and found something she didn’t like. She’s been obsessing over if for days, wondering whether that LOL was really just a friendly laugh. “Does it look suggestive to you? Do you think he’s really at the gym now? Or is he with that girl from work that he said LOL to?”

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What to Look for in Cell Phones for Kids & Teens

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Kids & Teens on a cell phone

Is your child begging you for a cell phone? Is your teenager is telling you it’s time for an upgrade?

Whether you have a youngster, tween, or teen, chances are you’ve gotten the phone-talk before. Letting your child have a mobile device can be daunting—how do you know if they’re using it correctly? Who are they calling? Are they running up the phone bill?

Thankfully, several phones have features that answer all of these questions—and more! So whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly phone or a device for you teenager, there’s something out there for you.

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What to Look for in Cell Phones for Seniors

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Senior Using a Phone and looking at postcard

When we think of cell phones, we probably picture our teenagers texting away for hours on their smartphones. But what about when the kids call Grandma? Chances are, she’s not using a landline anymore! According to PewResearch, 77% of older adults now have mobile phones.

Is it time for your senior relative to make the switch? If so, it’s important to know what to look for in choosing their mobile phone.

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