|Charging your Battery
When you purchase a cellular telephone, chances are that you'll be able to choose between purchasing a Nickel Cadmium battery or a Nickel Metal Hydride battery. Nickel Metal Hydride or NiMH batteries are newer technology and worth the additional expense because unlike Nickel Cadmium or NiCAD batteries, they don't have to be completely drained before recharging and can be recharged anytime.
|Choosing a Wireless Service Provider
One way to get a quick read on wireless service providers is to talk to other wireless subscribers and find out how they feel about their service. Be sure to talk to traveling salespeople or other people who use their service a lot. If there are any red flags, such as a carrier that has poor reception in an area that's important to you, they may know.
|Programming your Phone
Your wireless phone contains a special memory that retains information about the phone's individual characteristics, such as its assigned telephone number, system identification number, and other information necessary for wireless operation. This special memory is known as the number assignment module or n-a-m.
When shopping for a wireless service plan, choose one that offers you the widest range of coverage for the areas in which you're likely to be placing or receiving calls. Doing so will keep long-distance and roaming charges at a minimum. If you expect to receive a high volume of incoming calls, look for a plan that offers the first minute of each incoming call for free.