Why You Need a Mobile Power Bank

It’s one of the worst feelings in the world: you’re out and about, waiting for an important call or text, and then it happens—your battery hits zero. And you’re nowhere near a proper charger. And you won’t be home for a while, which means you’ll be in agony wondering about that call or text until you set foot through your front door. It’s in that moment that you’ll realize you should’ve invested in a power bank.

A mobile power bank is an easy way to keep your phone powered up while you’re on the go. They come in a variety of designs and colors to suit your style and needs.

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Why do people need mobile power banks?

Well, for moments exactly like the one described above, to start. But there are many reasons why someone might need a power bank. They’re super convenient, for one thing. Many of today’s models feature a slimmer design than models in the past, so they’re easy to slip in your pocket if you don’t lug a bag around with you everywhere. And they also tend to be easy to use. While you may still need a connector cable to hook your phone up to the power bank, there are also some models that make life even easier by working wirelessly.

Power banks are also great for traveling, especially if you pair them with a car charger as well. Whether you’re using your phone for business meetings while you’re on the road, or you’re relying on its GPS to get you around town, losing power could spell disaster in another town or country. By making sure you have a power bank on hand at all times, and keeping it charged, you’ll be less likely to miss a call—or that left-hand turn that gets you back to your hotel

And that’s another reason why people may need a power bank: for safety. Imagine being on the road and you get a flat, but you don’t have enough power in your phone to call a tow truck. Or maybe you’re walking home late at night and need to have someone meet you to make sure you get home safely. In situations like these, if you remembered to charge your power bank ahead of time, it could help you recharge your phone, so you can potentially reach out for help.

How to use a power bank

First things first: make sure it’s charged itself, because the only thing worse than missing a call or text due to a dead phone is plugging it into a dead portable power bank. It’s a good idea to get into the habit of plugging your power bank in as soon as you get home, so that it should be ready to go the next time you walk out the door. Other than that, it tends to be very straight forward. Typically, you just plug your phone into the power bank, and it will charge on its own from there. Just make sure your phone is compatible with a particular power bank before we make a purchase.

This article is AT&T sponsored content written by Carly Milne, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are her own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.

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