Updating your cell phone
That means, of course, that in order for everything to work, you’ll need to be connected to Wi-Fi any time you want to use your phone.
That’s definitely a downside, but if Wi-Fi is ubiquitous where you live, you might be able to make it work.
It’s true—it definitely comes with some caveats, but if you’re looking to ditch your cellphone bill altogether (or you never had one to begin with), you can still make calls and texts on your smartphone.
(Note: If you’re just struggling with poor reception in your house or office, this solution may be overkill—first, give Wi-Fi calling a try on your i Phone or Android device, if your carrier supports it.
In addition, all calls in/to the US and Canada are free using the following methods, but you’ll have to pay extra for international calling. As long as you’re doing this from a phone (not a tablet or i Pod touch-like device), 911 services will always work, but you have to use the stock dialer (not the apps we’re going to use in this guide)All phones are required to support 911 services—even without a SIM card—so you’ll never have to worry during an emergency. I’ll be primarily using Android in this guide, but will also try to mention if something is different on i OS.
Here are the tools you’ll need: If you’re not familiar with Google Voice, here’s the quick and dirty explanation of what it is: Google Voice is a completely free phone number provided to you by Google.
It can make calls in the US over the internet and send and receive text messages, without you having to pay for any phone service.
Keep in mind that Google doesn’t offer numbers for all locations, so you may have to choose something close by instead of your actual town.
Your phone basically stops communicating with the cellular network, Wi Fi and Bluetooth. Check out your app store for battery saving apps, there are a ton of the out there for free download.
These apps typically minimize the running processes and application in the background of your phone in order to save battery life.
Did you ever notice that your cell phone’s battery seems to die right when you need your phone the most? Here are 11 things that can drain your cell phone’s battery in no time!
A little knowledge can go a long way in regards to keeping your phone battery nice and charged up!If your phone is set to have apps auto update, then your battery is getting drained little by little.