Cell Phone Batteries
If you plan to use your cell phone on long trips or for long periods of time over a day or so, you may want to consider purchasing replacement or spare cell phone batteries. When buying cellular phone batteries, there are several issues to take into account.
First, make sure you know exactly what type of battery cells (lithium) your cell phone uses. If you are not sure, take the cell phone batteries out and look at them. Grab a pen and paper and write down any model or serial number information you find on the battery. This will ensure that you purchase the correct replacement cellular phone battery.
Next, you want to think about the capacity of the batteries that you buy. They will be useless if they provide only 30 minutes of talk time, and you use your phone for hours each day. On the other hand, if you are buying them for emergency use - a dead cell phone battery when you are stuck on a deserted road is dreadful - then take the price into account as well. Often times, paying more for a battery will ensure that you are buying a genuine OEM battery.
Finally, decide whether you are purchasing a replacement battery for your mobile phone or if you are buying a one-time use battery. Again, either option works, but a one-time use battery should be far less expensive than a replacement.
When you finally decide on what battery to purchase there are some other issues that need to be considered. Always, double check the cell phone batteries after you purchase them to make sure they, indeed, will fit in your phone. Finding out that they don't fit or work when you need them to is not helpful.
Storage of cell phone batteries is important. Your best bet is to follow the directions that come with the battery. You should keep cellular phone batteries in a dry place where they are easily accessible. Batteries tend to work best at room temperature, so storing them in your car.s glove compartment is not recommended. If you decide to carry the batteries with you, in a purse for example, be careful not to short the tabs on the battery. If this happens, you could ruin the cells, or worse, you could be burned.
Overall, it is important to do your research when you are buying a replacement or spare battery. You can find knock-off batteries that may work, but your best bet is to buy OEM batteries. These batteries are guaranteed to work and are designed for your specific phone.