Did you know that fast charging your phone can shorten
the life of the battery.
you are not pressed for time then it can be useful to avoid using a
charger. The charger supplied with your phone is designed to be kind to
your phone. This advice is important if your battery is old and not
performing too well Also older batteries should be nursed along a bit
and deep discharging avoided. It is better to avoid letting an
older battery get below 25%. Lithium batteries do better if
charged to around 40%.
Make sure that you record the IMEI number on your phone; you can access
it by inputting*#06# into your cell phone. It is also to be found under
the battery. It is an acronym for:- International
Identity - numbers of mobile. Whan
you report it stolen your mobile network provider can then 'blacklist
the phone.- - Axel Klystron Perth Scotland
never need to change your number. Despite what the salesman says you
can hang on to your old number. Several companies will arrange for you.
-- Arthur Middleton -- Imperial, London
phone insurance. Does my house contents insurance cover the theft of
mobile phones? How can I get my SIM copied? -- Ric E
kit will lessen the microwave energy reaching your breain by over 99%
If you are
worried about the damage done to your brain by Microwave
energy from the antenna then use a hands free kit. Most of the devices
that claim to shield your brain are worse than useless, some actually
focus the energy into your head. -- D Edmonds
believe that Mobiles are responsible for the increase in Uveal
Melanomas, a form of eye cancer. Ali. Al-Daher L.A
an Electronic Engineer to fit a couple of ferrite beads on the cable to
your "hands free", that should stop the radio frequency energy
travelling up the cable. -- Sam Clark, Brondesbury
IARC which which is the cancer research part of the World Health
Organisation issued a press release which identifies emissions from
mobile phones as "possibly carcinogenic to humans. A working group
concluded that the evidence there is some risk and that we should "keep
a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk." Lyon,
France, May 31, 2011 -- The WHO/International Agency for Research on
Cancer (IARC) -- DME
switch off my mobile before driving off in a car. Nothing can be more
important than getting back to my family in one piece -- Darren
attention to the signal strength indication on your mobile. The
power used by your phone can vary by as much as sixteen times depending
on whether you are getting good signals from the local transmitter.
Your battery will last much longer if you are in a good reception area.
Just stepping outside your car to get better reception can often double
battery life (and halve the amount of energy zapping your head) -- D
life of nickel cadmium and nickel metal hydride batteries can be
extended by ensuring that each time a battery is used it is charged and
discharged fully. Most of us are unable to do this every time so try to
make sure that it happens at least once a week. -- Davit
you are concerned that the phone you are buying is giving out an
unnecessarily high level of microwave radiation, you should ask about
the SAR rating, a good dealer will be able to tell you the ratings for
the phones he is selling. The rating, and therefore the dosage can vary
by up to twenty times. The Institute for Satellite and Mobile
Communications carried out tests that showed Motorola's Star Tac 130(A)
to be the best with an SAR of 0.1. The worst was 2.67 i.e. it was
twenty times worse. - Daily News
Darius Leszczynski from the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of
Finland has conducted research that confirms that there are damaging
effects from the radiation that is emitted from mobile phones. He has
written a report that claims that there is a failure of the blood-brain
barrier in both rats and humans who have been exposed to even moderate
amounts of radiation. An intact blood-brain barrier is essential to
protect the delicate brain cells from damage from neurotoxic substances
accumulating and poisoning brain cells
- If you are worried about thieves targeting you for your mobile phone
then using a vibrating sounder when in public places can improve your
chances of hanging on to it. Using a mobile phone while walking along
the street is just asking for it to be snatched. I am talking from
experience -- Comi Ed
Phone use in Petrol Stations - Safety Alert Shell have issued
a warning about mobile phones - they have reported 3 incidents recently
where mobile phones have ignited fumes whilst being answered/ringing
during fuel operations:
1. A phone was placed on the boot lid during refuelling, it rang and
the ensuing fire destroyed the car and the pump.
2. An individual suffered burns to the face when fumes ignited as he
answered a call during fuelling.
3. An individual suffered burns to the thigh and groin as fumes ignited
when the phone, which was in his pocket, rang during fuelling. Why did
it happen? It is a misconception that Mobile Phones can't ignite
fuel/flumes. It is believed that the more modern phones (those that
light up when either switched on or when they ring) have enough energy
released to provide the spark for ignition.
1. Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations
phones should be turned off before exiting the vehicle when stopping in
a filling station.
3. All Road
users have a special responsibility for the safety of themselves, their
passengers, other road users and pedestrians.
try to use a hand-held mobile phone or device for any reason while
ever make or take a hands-free call when you are certain it is
completely safe to do so. KEEP conversations short and easy - end calls
that become difficult, distracting or stressful immediately.
6. SET UP
the advanced functions of your mobile phone device, such as the
messaging service, to give yourself time and peace of mind to focus on
7. When it
doubt - switch it OFF Help bring an end to the alarming sight
of motorists trying to drive and hold a mobile phone at the same time.
It is simply unlawful, unacceptable and unnecessarily dangerous. If you
currently have, or are thinking of buying a mobile phone, please
consider the purchase of a hands-free kit that you can arrange to have
installed in your car. -- Dave Gall, Blackheath, London
If you have a passenger, ask them to manage your mobile calls for you.
Why not give yourself time and concentration for your mobile calls by
taking a break from driving and parking safely? Useful tip:
Tell your caller you are driving before you begin your conversation,
and that you may need to end your short call at any time.
Voice messaging means you never need miss a call. At the heart of the
matter is driver alertness and distraction. It is all too easy to
become absorbed in conversation, particularly if it is an important
call. "it is far safer not to use any telephone while you are
driving - find a safe place to stop first". Remember, on a motorway,
parking doesn't mean the hard shoulder which, by law, can only be used
in an emergency. Using a mobile phone on a petrol station forecourt is
forbidden. As a personal precaution, try not to park conspicuously;
lock the doors and secure the windows. If you are driving in your job,
always check your employer's guidelines as well.
Jargon - 2G
- Second Generation systems such as GSM.
3G -Third Generation
4G - A standard that as full TV equivalent capability and
data downloads at more than 500Mbits per second
Bluetooth - Cable-free connection between your
mobile and handsets, Laptops etc.
EMS - A messaging system that is more feature-rich
GPRS - General Packet Radio Service. A system of
data delivery using techniques similar to that used on the internet.
GSM - European digital system, a bit
dated and not useful for data.
MP3 - An audio compression system that allows
information to take up less space on memory and for more to be
transmitted with only an imperceptible loss of quality.
SMS - Short Messaging Service. Texting in other
SIM Card - A small module
that contains a silicon chip that "personalises" your phone. It also
has a limited amount of processing capability.
WAP - Wireless Application
OS - Operating System.
PDAs and some phones are really miniature computers requiring special
low level software liven up the device and to handle the many tasks.
This can be one of the following "flavors":- Windows CE, Palm or
Symbian/Epoc. Operating systems are sometimes described as "software
PDA - Personal Digital