The majority of cell phones today use lithium-ion batteries that cannot be overcharged according to Gizmodo. Additionally, smart chargers prevent batteries from overheating, which can reduce their life.Continue Reading
Cell phones previously used nickel-based batteries, which did suffer from the "memory effect." Batteries had to be fully charged from empty or the battery would forget its capacity. That is no longer an issue with lithium-ion batteries.
Technology experts suggest topping off the lithium-ion cell phone battery often. Maintaining a 50 percent or higher charge is ideal. Allowing a battery to run down to empty before plugging in for a full charge is recommended once a month but should not occur regularly. Keeping batteries cool is also important, as excessive heat will cause these batteries to age drastically.Learn more about Mobile
To receive a call on a cell phone from someone in jail requires arranging for a special phone service that handles the charges, since inmates can only make prepaid calls contracted with a specific carrier, or collect calls, which cell phones don't accept. The first step is opening an account with one of the special carriers. There are various carriers that service jails in different parts of the country.Full Answer >
Prepaid cell phones are cell phones that do not require a contract but do require the user to purchase services in advance. Cellular providers offer prepaid services, including talk minutes, text messages and data usage, for purchase individually or in bundles.Full Answer >
Most cell phones that support laughing smiley face emoticons and other emoji symbols have a button on the cell phone's onscreen keyboard that displays a list of available icons to insert in a text message. Once this menu is displayed, tapping the appropriate icon inserts it into the message at the current cursor position.Full Answer >
As of 2015, ZTE provides free manuals for its cell phones on the company website. It offers manuals for several models of phones, available in both English and Spanish.Full Answer >