If You're Out Of Cellphone Service For A Long Time, Remove Your Battery

If you’re going to be in an area with no cellphone service for more than a few hours, consider removing your cellphone battery during that time or it might go dead. It seems that turning your cellphone off isn’t enough; the cellphone may continually try to resync with the mothership grid, and the successive abortive attempts are very draining on the battery level.

We found this out over vacation and had occasion where the cellphone was fully charged before turning it off, only to have it be flashing eep eep help me I’m dyinnnnnng when we turned it on again.

(Photo: dyobmit)