Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tips On Winterizing Your Mobile Device from U.S.Cellular #SPONSORED POST

Disclosure: As part of The Better Moments Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S.Cellular Customer for 10+ years.

OK~ December has arrived and it's no secret that it gets very cold in Iowa. Winter is not one of my favorite times of the year. The older I get, the less I appreciate the cold. Did you know that you should winterize your mobile device? Most people winterize their camper, garden, home,  lawn and sprinklers before the snow flies and temperature falls. There also are wireless winter steps that you can take in an effort to keep your smartphone and tablet from freezing up during cold temperatures.

Families are using mobile devices to make their lives easier, more efficient and meaningful. During harsh winter conditions, it's a good idea to keep your device safe from the cold. This is my reminder to not leave my smartphone in the car when I go into the YMCA to workout. I have been in the habit of not taking it with me, but will be sure to from now on. I am in the habit of checking WeatherBug daily, but need to be smarter in how I use the information from this handy weather app. And there's no time like the present when it comes to watching the approach of the next winter storm on Weather Radar.

Here are some tips from U.S. Cellular to protect your mobile devices from the cold:

  • Invest in a LifeProof Case ( I have one and love it). This case is rugged and waterproof and it can also protect your smartphone from frigid temperatures, ice, and snow.
  • Battery life is so important 365 days of the year. When cellphone batteries are exposed to cold temps, their performance dips like the winter mercury. Cellphone batteries that would provide 100 percent capacity at 80 degrees will typically only deliver 50 percent when it is 0 degrees outdoors.
  • Keep your cellphone dry. Did you know that you when your cell phone gets wet that the display screen can be impacted? The display cover can become brittle when exposed to cold temperatures for an extended period of tim, which causes the liquid crystals within the display to start freezing.
  • The Kyocera DuraForce is an ultra-rugged smartphone that is certified to operate all the way down to negative 22 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also certified wIP68 waterproof, so it can be fully submerged up to 6 feet for up to 30 minutes, and with its "Wet & Glove Touchscreen Option" you can use the phone while wearing your winter gloves and the touchscreen will continue to operate when the phone gets snow or ran on it.

By keeping your mobile device warm, you will be able to experience those Better Moments with your family and simplify your life on a daily basis.

Cooler weather is also a time of year when many folks have too much time on their hands. If you have not invested in U.S.Cellular's Parent/Child Agreement App, I'd encourage you to do that now. There is no time like the present when it comes to keeping your family safe online. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. Great post! LifeProof = Life Saver! Dropped my iPhone (covered by a LifeProof case) from the cab of our Steiger tractor onto the gravel driveway below. Well over a ten foot drop and not a scratch on it :)


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