7 Steps to Protecting Your Digital Privacy
We text. We tweet. We pay bills. We work. We game. We track our health. We check social media. We plan vacations. Is there anything we don’t do on our smartphones? Our devices help us run our lives. That’s why protecting all the personal information you have stored on your cell has never been more important. Here are 7 ways to protect your digital privacy.
1. Set up a passcode
Without a passcode, anyone can access your information. It’s as if you’re just handing it to some hacker on a silver platter. So please, set up a passcode and please do not use: your phone number, your social security number, your birthday, your address, and never, ever use 1234. Mix numbers, letters, and special characters when you set up your passcode, and please, under no circumstances should you share it with anyone.
2. Don’t download just any old app
Sure, it looks appealing, and you did just read something about it but, what do you really know about the provider? Will your information be secure? Private? Err on the side of caution and download apps from big names like Amazon, iTunes, etc. And when it comes to financial apps, be triply careful. If the app keeps requesting your account information, ditch it.
3. That funky-looking link? Don’t click on it
Did you know that people are three times more likely to click on suspicious links on their cell phones than on a laptop or PC? It’s true and it might be because the screen is so much smaller. But whatever the reason, if the link looks questionable or immediately asks for your personal information, do not click on it.
4. When you receive notice of a software update, make sure you install it
There’s really no excuse not to install a new software update. Set it up to download while you’re sleeping, and it won’t interrupt your day. It also could save you from a security breach as those updates often patch privacy holes discovered since the previous update was released. It’s crucial to have the latest solutions and protection on your phone and the updates make it easy to get them.
5. Stay away from open Wi-Fi networks
Sure, they’re convenient, but open Wi-Fi networks are equally as convenient for those eager to swipe your credit card information and passwords without you being aware of it.
6. Make note of your IMEI
Your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is a fifteen-digit number located in “settings” or on your phone’s battery. It’s an excellent idea to write it down and keep it someplace safe. If your phone is lost or stolen, it can help speed up the process of getting your phone back to you.
7. Safeguard your Sim card
If you should decide to sell your phone, remove both the SIM card prior to handing it over to the purchaser. The Sim card contains a wealth of personal information that shouldn’t fall into anyone else’s hands. Do this also if you take your phone in for repairs. Better safe than sorry.
At H2O Wireless, we believe in helping you safeguard your digital privacy and are committed to helping you get the phones and service you deserve at a real savings.
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Here’s Exactly What Every Line Gets...
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- Unlimited Data, Talk & Text
- Unlimited International Talk to 70 Countries
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Here’s Exactly What You Don’t Get…
With H2O Wireless, you get the best cell phone coverage for less and the best unlimited plans – not to mention the most cost-effective, realistically priced unlimited plans – anywhere.
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With H2O Wireless’ 12 Month Plan, you purchase service once and you’re done for the year. No worrying about missing a payment or tracking the expense. You simply make a one-time payment of $100 using your credit or debit card, and that’s it. Our 12 Month Plan breaks down to crazy low $8.33 a month, and gives you an entire year of unlimited talk and text, as well as 1GB of high-speed data every month. There are no other payments to make or additional steps to take. Plus there’s no contract and no hidden fees.
A word about “unlimited data”
With so many cellular phone businesses vying for your money, it’s difficult to tell which you can trust. The overpriced services clamber, “Pick me!” with promises of low cost, unlimited data plans. But do you really need an unlimited amount of data? Will you use all of that data? Maybe. But if you don’t, guess what? You still have to pay for it.
If you’re on a $70 a month plan which gives you up to 23GB of data it means you’re paying $3.04 per GB of data. And if you’re using just 4GB a month (which is what most people typically use), you’re paying $57.40 per month for data you’re not using. Ouch.
The truth is…
Most people use just 2-5GB of data per billing cycle, and that’s because you’d have to spend every waking moment, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week online to exceed that amount. The average consumer doesn’t do that, and that’s why the average consumer doesn’t need a $50, $60 or $70 a month unlimited plan!
At H2O Wireless, we don’t think you should pay for data you don’t need and aren’t going to use.
That’s why we’re proud to offer you plans starting as low as $18 a month (with auto pay) for unlimited talk and text and 2GB of data.
Need more data one month? Simply go into your account portal and add more. When next month rolls around, if you need less data, you can go right back into your portal and reduce it. Simply log onto PureTalk.com, click on My Account, and select Manage My Data. Make your changes, save them, and log out.
It’s that simple.
Plus, H2O Wireless Connects You to the World
Each H2O Wireless Monthly Unlimited Plan includes unlimited international talk to 70 Countries (including China and Mexico), unlimited text to any country in the world, and up to $5 international talk credit depending on the plan you select.
Purchase these features whenever you need:
You can purchase International Talk for your plan for $5 or $10. Simply log into your account to make this purchase.
You can purchase International Roaming for your plan. This can be used for talk minutes, text, or MMS.
5G / 4G Data
You can purchase additional high speed data for your plan. Get 2GB for $10 or 5GB for $20.
Share your cellular data via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB using laptops, tablets, and more by purchasing Hotspot Data for your plan. Get 2GB for $10, 5GB for $20, or 10GB for $30.
More reasons to love H2O Wireless:
Refer a Friend
When you join H2O Wireless, you can take advantage of our Refer a Friend (RAF) referral program. It enables you to share the H2O love and lower your bill! Share the H2O love with enough friends, and you might not even have a bill.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Spread the Word
Get your unique referral link, then send it to friends and family.
Step 2: Sign Them Up
Help your friend select an H2O Wireless Plan.
Step 3: Get Rewarded
Once your friend activates their H2O service, you each get rewarded with $20 in RAF rewards points.
What is the Refer a Friend Program?
Refer a Friend is the H2O® Wireless referral program in which you and a friend get $20 of H2O points for each activated referral.
When are H2O points applied to my account?
When the person referred activates their H2O Wireless service your rewards points will be applied. Please note: For Port-Ins, points will be received within 1-5 business days.
Do I get referral points if I just tell a friend about H2O?
No. They need to use your referral link.
How many people can I refer?
You can refer up to 10 people per month, which is a total of 120 referrals per year, for thousands of dollars’ worth of reward points. So many rewards points they might pay for your H2O service!
Bring Your Own Phone
Have a phone you love? H2O Wireless makes it easy to bring it with you. Simply join H2O Wireless and, at checkout, choose eSIM. Like a physical SIM card, but without the 3-5 day wait for a physical card to arrive, eSIM enables you to use your new service much faster. In fact, you can activate your service right after checking out. Of course, before you select eSIM, make sure your phone is eSIM compatible by reviewing the list below.
Is my phone eSIM compatible?
eSIM compatible phone models include:
- iPhone XS series
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11 series
- iPhone SE 2nd gen
- iPhone 12 series
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