The Ways to Backup iPhone to Computer

It is now more than five years since the iPhone revolutionized the mobile phone and the way in which we communicate. A lot has changed since then; however, the fundamental limitations imposed by Apple against transfer of iPhone data to computer remain. This article examines ways to backup iPhone to computer which circumvent Apple’s restrictions.

Backup iPhone contacts to PC:

With the arrival of the iCloud, it is easier than ever to transfer one’s iPhone contacts between multiple devices in storing iPhone contacts on Apple’s servers. But what if you are looking to create a safe offline backup of your contact list stored away from third-party company servers? How to backup iPhone contacts directly to your PC?

Well, the answer is not that simple at first since there are dozens, if not hundreds, of apps which promise to do some sort of iPhone contact import, export, transfer, or backup. You can use iTunes and sync iPhone contacts to your Windows Contacts. This, however, requires syncing your iPhone with iTunes. If your iTunes library was not previously synced with your iPhone, you run the risk of your iPhone music being wiped away by iTunes.

Very recently, I found several 3rd party programs which offer to manage your iPhone contacts and, among other features, can help you transfer and backup iPhone contacts to another location such as a new iPhone or directly to a folder on your PC.

Here is a quick overview of the first program in action called CopyTrans Contacts.

This program requires you to have a Windows PC, if you are using a Mac or do not wish to use a computer as an intermediary to backup your iPhone data, scroll further below. Connect your iPhone to your PC after which your contacts will show up.

You only need to select your iPhone contacts from the program window and drag/drop them to a folder on your computer. Your iPhone contacts will transfer in the form of a *.vcf files within that folder. You can later use these files and restore them to your iPhone, should you need to or even to another iPhone.

There are a number of alternative ways of transferring iPhone contacts featuring both your computer as an intermediary, or directly through your iPhone device. For instance, My Contacts Backup would send your old iPhone contacts to your email account from where you can recuperate them on your new iPhone.

If you are looking to bringing all your contacts from various online accounts such as your Facebook, LInkedIn, Email, etc, to your iPhone you can use Smartr Contacts.

Smartr contacts will upload your contact data from your various social and online accounts to their servers and display all data combined within their app designed to run on your iPhone.

Syncing contacts and other iPhone data to your Google account via Google Sync

A popular way to backup your online data, at least for those who have a Google account is via Google Sync. If you don’t have a Google account, you can easily open one. Google sync is easy to set up on your iPhone and will sync your Contacts, Email, and Calendars to your Google account.

You can sync your iPhone contacts via iTunes sync by selecting the “Google Contacts” option in “Sync Contacts with” under the “Info” tab.

For those who would like to avoid iTunes sync, the easiest way is to use Google Sync directly on their iPhone. To do so, simply set up an Exchange account by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Microsoft Exchange.

Just follow through the set-up wizard where you would have to enter your Google user name and password in addition to Google’s mobile server (m.google.com).

Syncing iPhone contacts across multiple devices using the iCloud

For those who wouldn’t mind uploading their contact info on Apple’s servers; mind you if you are a privacy freak who keeps their data strictly offline, you might not enjoy this, Apple has developed a rather handy Cloud-based platform for sharing your iPhone contacts, calendars, photos and even music across all of your iOS devices called simply the iCloud.

All iOS devices such as the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad running on iOS 5 + are automatically compatible with the iCloud. In order to enable the iCloud on your iPhone, you would first need to set up an Apple ID. An Apple ID usually requires that you provide your credit card information.

Next, enable the iCloud on your iPhone by navigating to Settings > iCloud and entering your Apple ID and password.

Finally, choose what data you would like to sync between your iPhone and your iCloud account.

These are several easy ways to backup iPhone to computer circumventing iTunes and Apple limitations, depending on whether you want to backup iPhone contacts or transfer iPhone music and aps.

4 Features to Consider When Buying a Samsung Phone

Samsung is known for its state-of-the-art cell phones. Each year, the company introduces new phone with updated features. Not all features may be important for you as everyone has different likes and dislikes. Therefore, you may want to weigh all the features before deciding on a phone to purchase. Given below are the features you should consider.

Camera

If you use your phone to take pictures often, we suggest that you opt for a smartphone with a better camera. With Samsung phones, you get a rear camera and a front-facing camera. With the front camera, you can take pretty good selfies, and with the rear camera you can record high quality photos and videos.

Other features that you may want to prefer include the auto-focus, number mega pixels, and other settings that can help you take better photos.

Storage

If you use your phone for personal as well as professional use, we suggest that you go for a model that comes with bigger capacity. With more storage, you can download more apps, save more photos without worrying about running out of space.

The storage capacity of Samsung phones is between 2 GB and 64 GB. If you need to run more apps, make sure you go for a model with the highest capacity. However, you should keep in mind that models with more storage capacity are more expensive. So, if you are on a budget, make sure you consider the cost factor.

Screen Size/Resolution

With the passage of time, smartphones are getting bigger. Most users prefer a phone with bigger screen, but there is still demand for phones with standard screen sizes. Samsung makes phones that may meet the needs of all kinds of users. For instance, if you like smaller displays, you can go for models with a 3.14 inch display screen. On the other hand, if you are after bigger displays, the Galaxy Note can be a good choice for you as it has a 5.5-inch display. If you want to watch movies, work on spreadsheets on your handset, you may want to go for a bigger display.

Battery Life

If you are on the go most of the day, make sure you get a handset with longer battery life. The majority of Samsung phones provide long battery life based on whether the 3G or 4G is enabled. With most Samsung phones, you can enjoy up to 15 hours of talk time. If you use the phone to browse the web on 3G, don’t expect the battery to last more than a few hours.

If you want more backup time, we suggest that you consider the latest models of the popular series. However, if you really want your phone battery to last longer, make sure you use WiFi instead of 3G to access the Internet.

Conclusion

To cut a long story short, Samsung smartphones come in many sizes and colors. You may want to opt for the right smartphone based on your needs. The factors given above may help you narrow down your choices.

Reasons to Not Have a Cellphone

I am hoping this will be a thought-provoking treatise on why I live in a cellphone-free household. Interestingly, when I did a Google search for “stats on cellphone free households Canada”, all that came up were articles on how the majority of Canadian households have cellphones and not landlines… not exactly what I was after. If I was to throw out a rough guesstimate of how many Canadian households are cellphone-free, I would say 10-15% and that would probably be higher than the actual number.

To give you a sense of how bizarre it seems to most people when my husband and I tell them neither of us owns a cellphone, most people are left speechless and cannot even begin to comprehend how on earth, in this cellphone-based culture, we can survive without at least ONE between the two of us. After three people in one day incredulously asked me how on earth I get by without a cellphone, I became inspired to write an article on the topic. I figured that some of you, my devoted dear readers, may find my reasoning somewhat interesting and worth pondering.

I want to start off by saying that even though I choose to not have a cellphone, I don’t go around preaching to others piously about being cellphone free. Most of the time (to be completely honest which I do my best to be as much of the time as I can), I am not judging people on cellphones. In my own case, just because I don’t have a cellphone, that doesn’t preclude me from being addicted to technology; constantly scouring parts of the city I live in for free Wi-Fi so I can check my e-mail… I admit to doing this constantly- except on Saturday when I force myself to take one day off from checking email and I have to say, those days are very difficult to get through because I am so addicted to email!

And while I get really annoyed when someone’s cellphone rings during a yoga class, or I overhear an entire conversation because someone has decided to put their conversation on speakerphone at the grocery store, I still understand the arguments people make to justify cellphone use such as:

  • They are useful for staying connected with teenage children and to provide some level of safety to these young adults
  • They need to be available because they have a loved one who is very ill
  • Any type of doctor who needs to be contacted to perform emergency surgery
  • Midwives- for being able to spring into action when a baby is about to say hello to the world
  • Someone undergoing a serious job search who wants to pick up the phone the instant it could be a potential employer calling to inform them that they got a job
  • Someone in recovery from an addiction who needs to get a hold of their sponsor the minute they find themselves looking for booze, drugs, or cupcakes.

At the same time, for those of you who grew up in the age without cellphones, I feel a reminder is in order:

WE ALL MANAGED TO SURVIVE WITHOUT CELLPHONES UNTIL THEY WERE INVENTED AND BECAME A THING WE ALL HAD TO HAVE…

Teenagers somehow survived by having to use a payphone to call parents for an update on their whereabouts

We dealt with very ill loved ones despite not having a cellphone and did our best to be there when needed

I believe doctors required to perform emergency surgery had this odd device called a “pager” which alerted them to get their butt to the hospital ASAP when they were needed

Women throughout the centuries somehow managed to give birth whether they could get a hold of their midwife in time… and not to insult midwives, but if we’re totally honest, many women didn’t/don’t have the option of entertaining a midwife in the first place

For the serious job searcher- we used to have these clunky odd machines with things called cassette tapes in them called ‘answering machines’- yes young ones, listen up- we used to have a machine at home which would record the voices of people who were trying to reach us when we weren’t home and it kindly shared those messages with us upon our return when we pushed a button that said “calls” on it- prehistoric and weird I know!

And lastly, for the addict who had the strong impulse to “use” whatever substance of choice they felt they needed, they usually had the option of going to a free 12-step meeting to get the support they needed or could borrow a phone or use a payphone in an emergency. I remember a time when I was a young gal in the big city- we had these mini glass-encased rooms all over the place with big telephones in them! They were easily accessible, kept you out of the freezing cold, and with a coin or two, you could phone anyone you wanted within seconds. Anyone seen a good old-fashioned phone booth lately in your neighborhood? I bet the stock in phone booth production is at an all-time low these days.

Digitally-Savvy and Cellphone Free

Before I list off what I believe are very sound reasons to remain cellphone free, I feel the need to confess once again that just because I don’t have a cellphone, that doesn’t mean I’m not obsessed with technology and being wirelessly connected much of the time. In fact, I own and use FOUR separate technological devices to work on, communicate, and stay connected on a daily basis. I am a huge Apple fan so all of my devices are Apple-based and include: an iMac computer (for office), a MacBook Pro laptop (when I’m traveling and working), an iPad Air (for playing with in the evenings- mostly watching silly videos and doing online shopping), and my “trick cellphone”- an iPod- which looks almost identical to an iPhone but is everything but a telephone! However, if I want to call anyone, I can easily use Skype or FaceTime on ANY of these devices within seconds.

So, as you can see, I’m pretty digitally wired. I just choose to NOT have a fifth device which would be a cellphone. My hubby is in the same boat and happens to be a website designer. He’s incredibly tech-savvy without having a cellphone glued to his hip at all times. I also confess that due to age, we are a bit ‘old school’ when it comes to telephones- we both prefer landlines and consider them true phones. Between the two of us, we have three separate landlines- one for each of our businesses, and a home line.

Top Two Reasons for Not Owning a Cellphone

  • They are incredibly expensive and I can’t justify paying that much money for something I believe I don’t need or want. Most people I know who use cellphones are paying roughly $100 a month for the privilege. You know where I put that $100? Towards a delicious one-hour organic facial every month. To me, that’s money well-spent!
  • People could get a hold of me at any time; all of the time – Most people that know me well roll their eyes when I point this out at a dinner party because they know what I’m referring to- I, unlike the majority of people I have ever met, don’t like to be constantly accessible. I’m sure you’ll now agree that I made a good choice by not becoming a mother. I am acutely aware that parenting necessitates one being highly accessible almost all of the time and to my sisters out there with kids- I take my hat off to you for doing that! Yes, I admit it- I am a big defender of my right to be a private person- in fact, it is one of the markers of being a Highly Sensitive Person and I believe I’m not the only one out there who feels this way.
  • Don’t get me wrong – I love and enjoy the company of others- just not 24/7. Like all HSP’s, I need a lot of alone-time to recharge my batteries and that means having the capacity to be a hermit in bite-sized pieces throughout the day. Same goes for my beloved hubby- we both habitually retreat several times a day- even from being with each other- to rest, reflect, and regain our energy.

Even without a cellphone, I am very easy to reach and I respond to phone messages and emails in a timely manner. And I’ve dealt with several family emergencies very well without owning a cellphone.

Cell Phone Bill Problems – Reasons Why Your Bill Is High

In the 20th century, we saw that technology was really about to become an essential part of our lives. A lot of people thought that cell phone bills were going to be cheap when they were first introduced to the public. In all reality, cell phone bills have not gone down and they are continuing to increase every year, in my opinion.

As a cell phone user, I can see why you are concerned about your bill because there is nothing more tiresome as to being unable to communicate with your loved ones and surf the web because your bill is too high. Before we blame the providers, we need to get to the root as to why bills have skyrocketed in the first place.

Fees are being smuggled

I apologize for the choice of words that I have used above, however that is what the major carriers are doing. In my opinion, most carriers are increasing their fees in percentages due to the ignorance of the consumers. In my opinion, I believe that the fees that are being smuggled by the cell phone providers are early termination fees and contract extension fees. I would recommend that you take the last 5 monthly payments and compare them to see if the fees have increased.

Taxes are increasing for the providers

In most countries, the government taxes the cell phone providers. If the government increases the taxes to the major providers, they will increase the taxes for the consumer. I would recommend that you check the tax policies in your state or region to see how you are being charged.

Limited data

Back in the day, most cell phone carriers offered unlimited data plans to the people. In the early stages of offering unlimited data packages to the consumer, the providers underestimated the amount of data that the public can consume. What did they do as a solution? In most cases, they started capping their data plans, which means consumers will have to pay extra for every time they go over their data plan’s limits.

There are more reasons as to why your bill is high. Those three reasons above are the main causes why cell phone bills are high. I would recommend that you seek help from experts who will share more information on how to lower your bill. I would recommend that you join some cell phone forums to see what other people have done to dramatically lower their bills.

These Four Functions of the iPhone X Make It Worth $999

As the people of the world are looking forward to, Apple on the occasion of the tenth anniversary launched the strongest flagship iPhone series – iPhone X. After a moment, that avant-garde high-performance iPhone 8, as if to become a child abandoned in the past. In the iPhone X open pre-sale day, millions of people around the world are staring at the collapse of Apple’s official website in a daze in that few hours. Wait until we finally entered the page, excitedly cried and screamed then found out that the delivery time has become 5-6 weeks. In other words, even if the order is scheduled now, delivery time is already in December.

However, the price of this smartphone is as high as $999. Why so many people fighting for such an expensive cell phone? Explore the iPhone X four revolutionary updated performance.

  • The missing Home key – On the iPhone X, Apple canceled the Home button the first time in the last decade. This also means that, in appearance, iPhone X has a shocking future-sense bezel-less full screen, and Touch ID was canceled. Equipped with OLED screen, it supports Dolby horizon and HDR 10, high 2436 x 1125 resolution, extremely high 1 million: 1 contrast, absolutely the best visual experience.
  • Face ID – iPhone X includes a structured light emitter, receiver, distance sensor, etc., so it can identify the human eyeballs. It is impossible to unlock with a photo. With advanced 3D sensing capabilities, in addition, use Apple Pay with Face ID, you can also create Animoji real-time with your own expression through Face ID.
  • Professional camera – The iPhone X rear dual camera with a vertical design which is advantageous for creating AR effects (iPhone X other AR performance such as AR games are also very surprising). Dual lenses are 12 million pixel OIS optical image stabilization camera. You can also use the portrait mode, and then open the different lighting effects and filters showing professional-level results.
  • Wireless charging – Finally, the wireless charger came. Apple has created an iPhone X, Applewatch, AirPod shared charging base – Airpower.

I can already imagine those who get the iPhone X will hardly put it down for a moment, however, it’s still recommended to turn off your cell phone when sleeping to prevent harmful radiation affecting your health. And many times, once you put your mobile phone on the side, you can not help but have been very easy to stay up all night checking your phone, or if you forget to turn on the sleep mode, a messages ring will be able to wake you up in the middle of the night. So, the best choice when sleeping is to turn off the phone, let your phone have a good rest too. In this case, a good enough clock is more beneficial to our sleep quality.

Who Is the Real Champ, Android or IOS?

The digital battle continues as titans Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS compete for the ever-increasing users of smartphones and tablets worldwide. Android and iOS are the operating systems primarily used in mobile technology.

Until today, these two giants hold on to a duopoly with 99% in sales of smartphones. Android continues to dominate the market with an unprecedented 69.3 in 2012 to 86.2% in 2016. As expected, iOS gets the second spot from16.6% in 2012 to 12.9% in 2016.

Is market share synonymous with popularity? Let’s look at the figures. Android holds the top spot in platform market share but in terms of smartphone market performance per device, iPhone 7 wins as it sold 21.5 million units, capturing 6% in market share during the first quarter this year.

Now, if you are buying your first-ever smartphone or tablet, which one will you choose? Let these inside tips from independent reviews guide you in choosing which phone best meets your needs. Are you shopping for a personal phone cum mobile office? Both Android and iOS platforms entice you with their unique features.

Software

Android is the most commonly used smartphone platform phone manufacturers. It is used across multiple hardware. Android is partly open source and easily customized. Its PC-like features are more customization. On the other hand, Android has been reported to have higher chance of malware. Its interface is not the same on all phones.

Since different companies manufacture Android devices, consider the brand and model before buying.

Apple has a closed, controlled control over the iOS and platform that can lead to more stability and security. Its walled-garden ecosystem results to limited customization and less options for their users. As expected, Apple decides on the applications and functions to expand or build. It focuses on user experience and usability across all their devices.

Support and Integration

The various makers of Android phones decide when the iOS is released for their phones. This results to waiting time for updates.

Apple provides support for its older phones. For example, it addresses quick fixes iPhone.

Camera features

Which has a better camera, Android or iPhone? This question is for those who use their smartphones as camera. This is a tricky question. Different Android phones provide better camera, higher-resolution screens is is not found in iPhone. On the other hand, Apple offers simplicity and quality in this area.

Gaming

Which is better as a gaming console, Android or iOS? Both Android and iOS offer good choices. Experts give these points to consider: processor, display, storage space, battery life, speakers and applications.

Security

In a nutshell, both Android and iOS offer security features. Both use data encryption, app-specific VPN and some forms of direct boot mode. Experts say both are vulnerable to malware attacks. However, iOS have less number of malware attacks than Android.

These are top five features to consider in buying smartly your mobile device. The options presented are wide-ranged. Your needs are personal but varied as well. Make your decision smart. And be the real champ.

Smartphones Are Making It Easier to Stay in Contact With Loved Ones in the Philippines

The Philippines has over 105 million mobile phones in use in 2016. Since the Philippines has a population of only 94 million, this means that, on average, each person in the Philippines is using 1.3 mobile phones. It certainly seems like the Philippines and its people, much like the United States, love mobile phones!

In the United States, the Filipino population is 5 million in 2016. Many of these Filipino people in the United States have family back home that they remain in contact with all the time. Call rates from the United States to the Philippines go for as low as $0.09 a minute and some services even offer free texting.

But with the rise of smartphones, most of the cell phone users in the Philippines are using smart phones; in fact, in 2016, 27.5 million of cell phones in use in the Philippines are actually smartphones! This means that now, most Filipinos in the United States do not have to pay to contact their loves one in the Philippines. Now, they can use free apps to call, text, and even send and share photos, videos, and viral content!

Apps like Facebook and Line are already widely used in the Philippines but other apps exist that can let people get in contact easier! There are messaging apps like Line, WhatsApp, Kik and Twitter, photo apps like Snapchat and Instagram, and call apps like Voxer and Google voice that are all free of charge! All you have to do is download them to your smartphone and quickly sign up, then you can begin talking to your family!

Of course, cell phone users need to keep their phone in service to be able to access the internet and use these apps. Services like NetworkSys Co can help Filipinos in the United States recharge their loved one’s phones in the Philippines, also known as send load. This will make sure that the cell phone’s SIM card does not expire and will give their loved ones calls, texts, and internet access to be able to stay in touch with one another! There are many different cell phone networks in the Philippines like SUN Cellular and Talk N Text but you can send load to all of them from the United States.

If their loved ones in the Philippines have access to wireless internet, they can use these apps free of charge. Over 45% of the Philippines population has access to wireless internet in 2016 and over 70% of people in the United States have access to wireless internet in 2016.

Most of the smartphones around the world are Android smartphones, meaning that Filipinos in America can download and use the same apps as their loves one in the Philippines. Even if they have different types of phones, most apps are available for all types, including Android phones and iPhones.

It is easier now more than ever for Filipinos to stay in contact with each other. There are free apps, text messages, calls, and social media and most of them are free. If you need texts, calls, and internet access, you can send load to your family in the Philippines to make sure you can contact them whenever you want. After all, nothing is more important than family.

Contract Vs Non-Contract Cell Phone Plans – Captivating Pros And Nasty Cons

There has been a huge debate over which type of cell phone plan is better, contract plans or non-contract plans. I will not share my opinion on which one I think is better. Today I will share with you some pros and some cons to help you make a decision on which one is better.

Contract Plans:

I used to have a contract phone when I was in high school. My mom got it for me because she wanted to keep in contact with me in case an emergency happened while I was in school.

Here are 2 Pros:

1. In my opinion, I believe that you will have better customer service. Although this is not true for every single carrier, in a lot of cases, the customer service agencies are normally nicer and more helpful. After all, you have agreed to a two year deal so it is only natural to keep you happy as a customer. They want to keep you happy so you can renew your contract with them again when it is over.

2. In addition, you also pay less for your phones. Instead of paying 500 dollars or more on a cell phone, you get to pay it at a smaller capacity every month. Not many of us have enough money to just buy a cell phone in cash and walk out, so this is a good option in my opinion.

2 Cons:

1. You are committed, on average, for two years and you will have to pay a huge price in order to leave, if you do not want to stay anymore.

2. Fees: Contract Phones are normally riddles with many fees. People who have prepaid or non-contract plans usually have fewer fees.

Non-Contract Plans

When I was in college, I wanted to have a better phone so I got a contract phone. Its abilities were amazing, and I could do virtually anything on that phone.

Here are 2 pros:

1. The savings are usually bigger. Since you are not obligated to any contracts, you have more power to pay for the things you want to pay for.

2. Flexibility:

If you need to take a break from your carrier, then you can do so easily. Unlike contract plans, you will not have to pay for any termination fees.

Here are 2 cons:

1. You are not the top priority to your carrier. While this is not true for all carriers, some carriers believe that they should put more energy towards the people committed to them. They use less energy towards the consumers that can leave them at any time.

2. In addition, the customer service tends to be a little poorer than the people who are under contract. The reason for this is because of loyalty. Businesses tend to favor consumers who want to be with them for a long period of time.

How To Reduce Your Mobile Phone Bill

Studies show that most people spend more money on their phones than they spend on food. While communication is important, there is no reason you should spend so much to the extent that you have to strain your pocket. The cool thing is that there are tricks you can use to lower the amount you spend on your phone bill:

Ways of lowering your mobile phone bill

Research: Regardless of where you are, you have different mobile phone operators. No two companies are the same. If you have just bought your phone, do your research and find a company that allows you to call across networks at a lower rate. It’s often said that you get what you pay for; therefore, be cautious that you don’t work with a company with poor service.

Use the same plan as friends and family: Most of the companies charge a lower rate for calls across the same network. Also, most companies offer discounts and free calls for calls on the same network. To save money, use the same plan like the one utilized by the people that you call regularly.

Be on the lookout for offers: Now and then a company launches offers to woo more people to the network. Even if you aren’t using the system with an offer, it’s wise that you take a look at it and find ways in which it can be of benefit to you. In most cases, the network will allow free calls or cheaper calls across networks that can see you saving a lot.

Make use of bundles: Bundles are very popular nowadays. The bundles will provide you with internet, calls, and messages at a minimal fee. Since you will be using all the services from one provider, you will end up saving a lot.

Track your calls: Most people complain that the reason they spend a lot of money on their mobile phones is that they don’t realize the amount of time they have been on the phone. To keep your call cost low, track your talk time. The cool thing is that some phones come with a feature that lets you set the maximum time you want to be on a call. If your phone doesn’t have the feature, you can always download an app to make it possible.

Watch out for toll-free calls: Did you know that toll-free calls aren’t free when you make them on a mobile phone? Since most people don’t know this, they spend a lot of time on the call which sees them spending a lot of money. To avoid this, you need to avoid making calls on a mobile phone. If you need to make the call, jot the number down and call from a landline.

Go prepaid: If you aren’t a heavy caller, go with the prepaid option. Shop around for a good plan, and you will spend very little.

Conclusion

These are some of the tricks you can use to lower the amount of money you spend on your mobile phone. Pick the best method and run with it.

Cell Phone – 6 Safety Tips Your Kids Need To Know

As of 2017, kids all over the world have cell phones. While having a cell phone is great, kids need to understand the responsibility they have in order to enjoy all the benefits that cell phones have to offer. Today I will share with you 6 tips that I believe every child with a phone should follow in order to enjoy the benefits of their phones to the fullest.

Do not talk to strangers

When you have a cell phone, in most cases, random people call you. You will have to sit down with your kids and tell them not to talk to strangers. Make your kids aware that annoying marketers may call them and try to get them to buy things that they might not need.

Talk to your kids about cyber-bullying

When kids have cell phones, they are likely to come across cyber bullying. As a parent, I believe that you should have a conversation with your kids and let them know how much you love them and how much they are appreciated, so they will not be hurt if someone attacks them by way of text messages or internet surfing.

Set boundaries

I believe that you should talk to your child and let them know that they can not research or partake in any type of activity once they get a phone. Kids are more advanced than adults when it comes to technology, in my opinion, so make sure to inform your kids on what to research and what not to research on the internet. In addition, make sure you know every single contact your child has, on his or her phone, on a weekly basis.

Knowing who your child is having conversations with on their cell phones can be the difference on whether or not your child goes down the right or wrong path in life.

In addition, some social media sites like for users to “check in” and display their locations. Inform your child to not check in and keep their locations private.

See it as an opportunity to establish some responsibility

Your child may not be of age to work but you can still make them pay for their cell phone bills. The payment can be in the form of good grades or cleaning their rooms and doing chores around the house. This can establish some character and some discipline in your child.

Understand how to use 911

Your child must know how to reach for help in the event they are not able to reach you. They must understand how the authorities work and how to call them on speed-dial.

Understand how radiation works

You must talk to your child about radiation and the harmful effects it can have. Tell them to limit the lengths of conversations they have their phones in order to keep them safe.

Before you use these tips, do some research

Lastly, I believe that you should do some research to find the best plans for your child. Luckily for you, there are experts who offer free information in the form of free reports to help those who are looking for the best deals.