Uh, oh. Hope you've got a backup plan? Or, better, a backup phone. Thankfully, you planned ahead. Nearly all your data is synced to the cloud (most likely Apple's or Google's), so all you really need is a backup phone. And perhaps backup service. Let's take a look at some practical ways to create a smartphone failsafe plan. Not long ago, it was unthinkable to own two phones. Now it's cheap and easy. There are two ways to go about this. First, if you have an old phone lying around, you should be able to repurpose it for backup duty. In fact, this might be the path of least resistance, because unless you did a factory reset and wiped the memory, it probably still has your apps, data, etc.
Amazon sells the Alcatel A30 -- a perfectly viable backup phone -- for just $60, Option two: Buy an inexpensive backup phone, If you haven't shopped lately, you might be surprised at just how inexpensively you can do this, Amazon, for example, offers two models for under $60 -- the Alcatel A30 and Blu R1 HD -- both with 5-inch screens and expandable storage, They're compatible with GSM networks, though you can also get a Verizon-compatible version of the A30, tokyo nights / memories of green / blade runner vibes / cyberpunk / liam wong iphone case If you need Sprint compatibility, the $99.99 Moto G Play works with all U.S, networks..
Whatever model you end up with, your goal should be to make it a veritable Doppelgänger of your primary phone. That means installing all the same apps and, where necessary, signing into associated accounts (just to save time and avoid hassle later on). As you probably know, both iCloud and Google will synchronize your data (and, if you like, your apps) when you set up a new device. That's assuming you're using backup and sync services on your current device -- which, of course, you absolutely should be.
Ironically, once you've completed all this, the phone is probably going to sit in a drawer or carry-on until it's needed, My advice: Power it up once per week to make sure everything is synced and updated, tokyo nights / memories of green / blade runner vibes / cyberpunk / liam wong iphone case Likewise, top off the battery, because a dead backup isn't a very useful backup, Now that you've got the phone all set, you need service, But it doesn't make sense to add another line to your existing plan, because why pay monthly for something you're going to use only sporadically (if at all)?..
Your first option: Don't bother with service at all. As long as you can find a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can accomplish most of what you need to do: check email, access travel apps and so on. If you're an iPhone user, you can make calls via Wi-Fi (assuming your carrier supports it), and of course iMessage works over Wi-Fi -- though only to other iMessage users. If you try to text, say, an Android user via Wi-Fi, it won't work. Android users have similar options via Google's Messages app. A great, often-overlooked option for communication via Wi-Fi: Facebook Messenger. It lets you not only send messages to your Facebook contacts, but also place calls to them.