Updated: Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013, 11:07 AM EST
Published : Monday, 28 Jan 2013, 8:33 AM EST
(WPRI) -- As temperatures dip into the sub-freezing region, Southern New Englanders will start to consider how to protect themselves, their homes, and their pets from the cold.
Although, one must not forget to keep their cell phone safe, as the frigid temperatures can be damaging to those types of devices.
According to AT&T New England, exposing your cell phone to extremely cold temperatures for an extended period of time can:
In this day and age, many can't go a day without their smart phone, but the easiest way to protect your phone if you're heading out in frigid temps is to leave it at home.
Aside from the obvious, AT&T also suggests to:
If you have to use your smart phone in the cold, it's a good idea to pick up a pair of touch-screen gloves, so that your hands will be safe and warm while you do so. For more tips on dealing with frigid temperatures, visit our Cold Weather Resources page.
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