7/25/2016

Ultimate Festival Mobile Phone Survival Guide

We are giving away 2 tickets to one of the UK’s top festivals, Bestival on the Isle of Wight on 8th of September with return ferry! We give you advice on how to ensure your phone survives festival season and an opportunity to win tickets, below.

Bestival-competition

We are giving away 2 tickets to one of the UK’s top festivals!

That’s right, we are giving you the opportunity for you and a friend to experience one of the brightest, happiest and friendliest festivals in the UK with two tickets to Bestival. All you have to do to enter is provide your name, email address and mobile number. Make sure you can get to Southampton on the 8th of September and you have the return ferry and shuttle tickets waiting for you.

You can find the terms and conditions of this competition here.

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Summer is officially the season for festivals, and whether you’re into dance music, rock or indie, family oriented or party central, there is a festival for everyone and is an experience everyone should enjoy at least once in their lives.
To celebrate we are giving away two tickets to Bestival, a fun friendly and vibrant festival down on the Isle of Wight.

As the festivals have become more and more popular over recent times, and phones have, let’s face it, become less hardy over the years, and as a business we do tend to see a rise in percentage of phones that are recycled as “broken”. We can’t say if this is due festivals, but the fact more people are outdoors over the summer does give a bit of meaning behind the evidence.

But nevertheless, although CompareandRecycle can find the best prices for working or broken phones, we want you to get the best deal you can so here is our quick rundown of advice to stay connected at and after your next festival!

Problem: Losing Charge

A smartphone with a dead battery is an emotional, physical and materialistic burden on your festival, you’ll have to carry it around, it will be useless and the fear of losing it may cripple. Refrain the urge from playing Pokémon Go, we know there are likely to be some super rare shinys to catch but that can wait. And do you really want to record that band instead of living for the moment? Take pictures and the odd video of mild shenanigans, but leave the live recording for the stage crew!

£££ Solution: A battery pack like this Anker one can charge your phone to 100% around 3 times, not too heavy, not too bulky, just turn your phone off and let it charge.

Frugal tips: Carry a torch so you don’t have to use your phone to light the way back to your tent – Wear a watch so you can tell the time and ensure you don’t miss your favourite band – Turn Wifi, 3G, bluetooth off and turn on any powersaving mode you have.

Problem: Breaking your phone

Ok, we know you wont do it on purpose but festivals can be a wet and muddy place, and unless you have an ultra strong endurance class phone case, then the likelihood of it getting ruined by just falling on the ground is high. See previous point also around recording the bands, if yo have your phone out recording a band, the chance of it getting knocked out of your hand is increased dramatically!

£££ Solution: Get a phone case that protects against water, dirt and impact, and your phone may survive the weekend!

Frugal tips: Keep it in a secure pocket or a bumbag/fanny pack/waist bag – Don’t record the band, holding your phone out in a crowd to record you could drop the phone or it can be taken by

Problem: Losing your phone

Pockets aren’t what they used to be, the days of skinny jeans and short skirts are upon us and as phone screens have been increasing in size even if the phones are getting slimmer, so phones falling out of pockets is an increasing possibility. Also not to be accused of fear-mongering but where there are large gatherings of people there will always be a percentage of people that are looking to take advantage of the anonymity that is afforded at festivals.

£££ Solution: The solution that costs money would be to have good insurance but we recommend a good mobile phone insurance package so that you can insure your phone against any mishaps.

Frugal tips: Seriously get phone insurance! It pays for itself in the long run – Other tips include taking an old phone – Using a belt clip to ensure it stays attached to you

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