Bro­ken Tech Can Ruin Your Trip

Business Traveler (USA) - - LIFE­STYLE NEWS -

Smart­phones are crit­i­cal for to­day’s trav­eler. But this year more than 80 mil­lion peo­ple will suf­fer the loss, theft or dam­age of their de­vices, ac­cord­ing to Asu­rion, a Nashville, TN-based com­pany that spe­cial­izes in de­vice protection and sup­port ser­vices. So here are some tips to keep tabs on de­vices and trips on track:

Make a men­tal check­list. When de-board­ing a plane or turn­ing in a rental car, take men­tal in­ven­tory of your phone and other pos­ses­sions to en­sure they are not left be­hind.

Get cov­ered. Make the in­vest­ment in mo­bile phone protection. With a rea­son­able de­ductible, cell phone in­sur­ance can be very cost ef­fec­tive.

Keep your phone safe. Trav­el­ers’ de­vices are par­tic­u­larly sus­cep­ti­ble to water-re­lated dam­age and im­pact when dropped. Find a way to keep your phone some­place other than your pocket. And get an ex­tra sturdy case for protection.

Charge it up. Charge your phone com­pletely be­fore you leave home and don’t for­get charg­ing cords and wall plugs when you’re on the road. Make them part of your check­list too.

Lock it up. Don’t make it easy for thieves and hack­ers to get into your de­vice. Use pass­word protection and other se­cu­rity fea­tures. Also be cau­tious using pub­lic WiFi zones that can make your per­sonal data vul­ner­a­ble.

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