Mobile Phone Safety Guidelines that Needs to be Strictly Followed

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On places like Hospital, Gas Station, Terminals and etc.. You may notice around the corners signs about your mobile phone devices which reminds you of the written safety guideline. For those who doesn't know about these written guidelines, you can check it on your phone's user-manual that was included on the package when you purchased your phone.

You have to know that disregarding the signs can lead into real serious danger which can either cause accidents or take hundreds of lives. This reminds me of those multiple incidents about plane crashes in the past.

Below are the common safety guidelines for mobile phone devices:

1. Switch ON Safely

This sign doesn't mean that you are allowed to switch ON your devices in a safely manner. It actually means that you are prohibited from turning your devices ON from the area because it may cause possible interferences and dangers.

2. Road Safety Comes First

There are already numerous reports of car accidents even today which is mainly due to the reason of driving while talking on their mobile phone. In most countries, they had now implemented a strict rule/law that being caught talking on your mobile phone while driving is punishable by law. This is to enforce anyone to keep the driver's focus on the road. If in case that it is important for you to take the call, you have to move and park your car on the sideway before taking the call.

3. Interference

Mobile phones are actually devices that utilizes wireless technology wherein it can cause interferences. If you encounter a sign that warns you about 'interference', it is suggested that you have to turn-OFF your device. You have to know that even when you are not using your phone, it can still cause possible interference. This type of sign is often encountered on places like airport terminals, hospitals, broadcasting stations and other places that utilizes data communications or transfer.

4. Switch OFF in Hospitals

Doctors, nurses and other staffs of the hospitals do understand your concern of using your mobile phone while inside the premises. This is to inform your families or relatives about the condition of the person that you are looking-after. However, you have to understand that your device can cause interference into the medical equipments to malfunction.

5. Switch OFF in Aircraft

It is now strictly prohibited to use mobile phone devices when boarding an aircraft. Just as what I already mentioned on top, there were already numerous reports about plane crashes in the past where investigators found out that the culprit was an interference caused by the passenger's wireless devices.

6. Switch OFF when Refueling

Another dangerous area where you should definitely switch OFF your mobile phone is at the gas stations. Mobile phone as well as other gadgets often causes tiny electrical spark when ON which can cause gas leakage to ignite.

7. Switch OFF Near Blasting

Your device can be damaged on blasting-areas. This is the reason why you need to turn it OFF.

8. Use Sensibly

It is highly suggested that you have to read your phone's user manual to be able to use it the proper way.

9. Qualified Service

When your device had suddenly stopped working then it is important that you should only take it on an authorized repairing station.

10. Enhancements and Batteries

Most mobile phones today often comes out with various forms of accessories or enhancements. But before you intend purchasing them, you have to make sure of their compatibility with your phone. This reminds me of my past mistake where I bought a wireless headset that wasn't compatible with my Black Berry Bold 9800.

11. Water-Resistant

Currently, all mobile phones are not yet designed to be water resistant.

12. Backup Copies

Be advised that the data stored on your phone can be lost wherein you should always make back-up copies.

13. Connecting to Other Devices

Almost every mobile phones today are not capable of connecting through other phones to share data and information. But, you still need to take some extra precaution because connecting your phone into incompatible devices can completely damage your device.

14. Emergency Calls

In order for you to make an 'emergency call', you have to go into the Main Screen of your phone which can be done by pressing the 'Cancel' or 'End Key'. When you are now at the Main Screen, you may now enter the emergency number of your local area then press 'Call'. When somebody answers your call, you will be asked with a few series of questions such as providing your name and location. Most importantly, do not end the call until your conversation is over.

Those are the 14 commonly used safety guidelines for mobile phone devices. Be sure to keep them in-mind and follow them at all times to avoid dangers or accidents.