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lifestyle:involuntary [2021/10/07 18:30]
frater_secessus [niceties]
lifestyle:involuntary [2022/06/06 18:36]
frater_secessus [niceties]
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 ===== smartphones ===== ===== smartphones =====
  
-A smartphone is extremely useful, even a cheap one or one that is not activated or on a plan.  Cheap new smartphones can be found in prepaid sections in stores, and used ones can be found in thrift stores, pawn shops, etc.  Verify it is not password locked and that it boots up before purchase. +A smartphone is extremely useful, even a cheap one or one that is not activated or on a plan.  Cheap new smartphones can be found in prepaid sections in stores, and used ones can be found in thrift stores, pawn shops, etc.  If buying used, verify it is not password locked and that it boots up before purchase. 
  
 Once you have your smartphone you can **use public wifi for [[communication:internet|internet]]**.  Even though libraries, cafes, etc, are closed they likely still have wifi in the parking lot.   Once you have your smartphone you can **use public wifi for [[communication:internet|internet]]**.  Even though libraries, cafes, etc, are closed they likely still have wifi in the parking lot.  
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 For **privacy**, you can use a sunscreen in your front windshield and cut-to-shape cardboard (preferably dark or painted) on side windows.((plain cardboard may affect phone and wifi reception less than foil-covered ones))  Hanging clothes up in the window is a sure giveaway. For **privacy**, you can use a sunscreen in your front windshield and cut-to-shape cardboard (preferably dark or painted) on side windows.((plain cardboard may affect phone and wifi reception less than foil-covered ones))  Hanging clothes up in the window is a sure giveaway.
  
-For **power**, most charging for small devices like phones and tablets will be by USB.  Some newer vehicles have USB jacks built in.  If not, you can find ones that fit into the cigarette lighter in dollar stores and similar.   Charge as often as you can, preferably while driving.  See [[rv:car#power|this discussion of power options]] for cars. If you will be going to work or public indoor space regularly [[rv:build:minimal#survival_micropower|a small battery pack]] and extension cord may serve you well.+For **power**, most charging for small devices like phones and tablets will be by USB.  Some newer vehicles have USB jacks built in.  If not, you can find [[https://amzn.to/3Q6pfyK|USB outlets that fit into the cigarette lighter]] in dollar stores and similar.   Charge as often as you can, preferably while driving.  See [[rv:car#power|this discussion of power options]] for cars. If you will be going to work or public indoor space regularly [[rv:build:minimal#survival_micropower|a small battery pack]] and extension cord may serve you well.
  
 A [[hygiene:gym|gym membership]] will get you a place to shower, use the restroom, use wifi, etc.  And exercise if you are into that.  :-)    A [[hygiene:gym|gym membership]] will get you a place to shower, use the restroom, use wifi, etc.  And exercise if you are into that.  :-)   
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