Greenville, N.C. – Recent studies have found that coronaviruses can possibly last on surfaces, such as metal, glass or plastic, for up to nine days. Therefore, U.S. Cellular encourages people to take precautionary measures and regularly clean your devices.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that people clean all “high touch” surfaces, such as phones and tablets, every day. Apple, Samsung and Google have tips online on how to properly clean their devices such as:
Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or disinfecting wipes. You may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces, such as the display, keyboard or other exterior surfaces.
Don’t use bleach.
Avoid getting moisture in any opening and don’t submerge your device in any cleaning agents.
U.S. Cellular also encourages people not to share their phone with other with others and keep it out of restrooms.
“While these tips take on a higher importance now, they can be used year-round to help keep your devices clean and germ-free,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier is building a stronger network with the latest 5G technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
Submitted by: Melissa McIntyre, Public Relations Counsel, U.S. Cellular