Tech Tip: Cell Phone Tips for Halloween

Happy Halloween!

According to AT&T, cell phone use goes up on Halloween. Here are some tips from AT&T for trick-or-treaters and their parents:

•Make sure phones are fully charged before people head out to trick-or-treat.

•Make sure everyone has the phone numbers for parents, neighbors, trusted friends and emergency services pre-programmed into the phones, and make sure that everyone knows how to find the numbers easily.

•Many smart phones have mobile navigation capabilities. Trick-or-treaters should map out a route before they leave home base, and if necessary, they can check their location on a smart phone. Many carriers also have GPS trackers installed on the phones, so stay-at-home parents can track their trick-or-treaters on the town.

•Set up periodic alarms with Halloween-themed tones as a reminder for trick-or-treaters to text or call home between candy collecting stops.

•Remember, most phones have cameras! Trick-or-treaters can send photos and videos of the spooky sights they see while on the town.

Have fun and be safe!