smartphones & mobile phones
How did we ever get by before cell phones? Have you dropped your land line yet? If you haven’t already, you probably will soon. I use my Android smartphone so much for so many things I sometimes forget it makes calls too.
There’s a fair amount of information about cell phones here. Start poking around the navigation on the left. If it’s not here, ask. If you have suggestions, let’s talk. As you can imagine, this section of JetCityOrange is growing given that my day gig involves writing software for phones.
We all know that cell phones, like most of our beloved gadgets, are full of toxic materials including heavy metals. The last thing you want to do is throw your old phone in the trash. You also don’t want to dispose of it improperly or have it sent to an underdeveloped country that takes on the developed world’s waste and endangers those that handle it improperly.
The ideal is recycling your old cell phone and avoid having it end up as landfill. One option is to donate it to a shelter for battered women and victims of domestic violence.
Wreless carriers offer some sort of phone recycling program. When you buy a new phone, leave your old phone behind.
For more information about what to do with your old cell phones, check out the EPA’s site
ICE (In Case of Emergency) are phone numbers stored in your cell phone used by emergency workers to locate your next of kin if you are unresponsive. Ambulance workers, fire fighters, police, and hospital employees will search for a contact stored in your phone named "ICE" or "In Case of Emergency" so create a new contact in your mobile phone named "ICE". Enter the contact information (phone, email, etc.) for the person(s) you want notified if something happens to you. Some create multiple entries for each person named ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc.