As part of Strategic Results’ commitment to service, we have come across two articles that – especially in this day and age of travelers with smartphones, tablets, and e-readers – we think will aid you in your travel arrangements.
The Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney has recently written about traveling with smart devices – or rather, two big things that travelers forget.
One is the fact that roaming charges, especially on data plans and with automatically updating devices, can send your mobile service bill into the stratosphere (as “Stuck with a $10,000 Phone Bill” shows).
The other is the device itself: travelers of all ages have been forgetting to pack up their Nooks, iPads, Kindles, and other devices, with airlines often finding them in the planes (“Oops! I Forgot My iPad on the Plane – Now What?“). There are many issues here, from the various policies of the airlines regarding lost property to the policies of the device manufacturers regarding retrieval, but Scott McCartney does provide some tips on what to do to remember your device, and in case you do forget that electronic right hand of yours, what to do about it. Some manufacturers, like Apple, provide services to help you find registered devices and to remotely wipe data or restore factory settings; it may be worth it to read those notifications on your device and learn more about such services, before anything happens to it.
Traveling is stressful enough. Prepare ahead of time, and know your options.
Going anywhere this week? Use any of the tips? Let us know!