A SmartPhone is NOT a simple handset for calls and texts but a powerful work, play and lifestyle gadget. It is always “ON” with instant access to manage email, take notes, shop, navigate, communicate and browse instantly from anywhere at anytime.
See below for an idea of whats included.
Book a consultation and a setup from an option below. If you are not sure, then just go for the Essential and we’ll discuss the other setups with you and see if they apply.
You can also just give us a call on Tel: 0117 911 8064 to discuss your requirements.
Critical – £55
We’ll get your contacts in order, set up ICE Emergency Contacts and Emergency Medical Information.
Essential – £135
We’ll get through all the steps so you can enjoy the phone’s full potential.
Connected – from £175
The same as the Essential setup but we’ll include apps and profiles for productivity, work, sport or play to function and share across devices and nominated persons.
Accessorise – from £195
The same as the Connected setup but we’ll include getting at most three accessories setup: Choose from car, bike, speaker, Amazon Echo products, Google Home Products, heating, lighting etc.
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You will find that your smartphone ‘OutSmarts‘ your computer in so many ways that you actually spend less of your precious time in front of it.
Once you have your new phone, it needs to be setup so you can take advantage of all the apps and features and use them properly.
Invest in an expert who can work with you to consider your new purchase and then setup and customise your phone for your own everyday work and lifestyle needs.
This comprehensive initial setup will give you a running start into the modern mobile world and beyond.
Have a look at the steps and accessories we cover below to give you some idea of the immense capabilities a smartphone can offer. Don’t be overwhelmed, we’ll explain each item with you as we setup your phone, so you know when and how to use it.
Before buying a phone you might want to assess your requirements. This will influence which phone will suit you the best. We will help you shop for the right phone at the right price and then setup your phone to cover all areas of your life. There are millions of apps but we help you select the few best apps, bring you up to speed with its features and discuss the accessories you might need for your lifestyle. We take you through the discovery and optimise your new device to suit you. All aspects of your life – work, travel, productivity, news and entertainment are covered. If you can think of anything else we will cover that too!
Your ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts as well as your emergency medical information is set up on your phone. This is available without having to unlock your phone so that anyone finding your phone can dial an ICE contact or view your medical information, especially if you are unable to communicate.
- SIM Card and Storage
- Setup VoiceMail, Voicemail PIN, Greeting message etc.
- Google/ iCloud / Yahoo /Microsoft / Samsung / Huawai account setup
- ICE – Emergency Call (See our sample setup guide)
- Emergency Medical Information
- Email Accounts
- Security and Lock Screen
- Maps and navigation
- Text Messaging
- Pay (Google / Apple /Samsung) to work as contactless payments for items less than £30
- Quick Settings – toggles to switch features on or off
- Keyboard selection and settings
- Photos – link to your account and to view on any device
- The Voice Assistant – set up with nicknames
- Widgets – put important information on your home screen
- Essential Apps – Apps to make your life easy
- Home Screen Mode
- Briefing and News Screen
- Widgets, App Shortcuts and Folders
- Home Screen appearance
- Files, Cloud Storage and Apps
- Notes and Reminders
- Custom Settings and Accessibility
- Printing and Sharing
Depending on your work and lifestyle we set up apps to keep you connected. These apps are so called “Cloud Apps” which work across devices to keep your phone, laptop, computer or tablet synchronised so that the same information displays simultaneously on all your devices at once. Apps can also work across devices so that your partner, friends and colleagues are also involved and kept up to date on their own devices.
- Case and protection
- VR (Virtual Reality devices)
- Car Mounts
- Bicycle Mounts
- Power Banks
- Wireless Charging
- Wireless Speakers
- Amazon Echo
- Selfie Sticks, tripods and holders
- Google Chromecast
- Home Automation
- Google Home Smart Speaker and Assistant
Choosing a SmartPhone
Your choice of smartphone will depend on what you may be used to using, recommendation, personal preference, reputation and price.
Google uses an operating system called Android which is installed on several brands of phones (Samsung, Huawei, Sony, HTC, LG, etc.). Each manufacturer will offer a variety of phone models to suit your budget or requirements.
Android phones provide for openess, versatility, customisation and choice. Android OS updates are instant for Google phones but others can lag behind.
Apple uses an operating system called iOS which is installed on the iPhone only. This is manufactured by Apple.
Apple phones provide for stability, ease of use, simplicity, tight integration and quality. If an iPhone is eligible it will receive the latest iOS updates – this applies to all but the oldest models of iPhone.
References and Guides
Choosing between Google and Apple (Android and iOS) ?
Some YouTube videos about the history, trends and differences of these two major players
- Apple Vs Android, Whats ACTUALLY Better?
- Android vs iOS – The History
- Android vs iOS – Settling the Score
By realising the full potential of a SmartPhone, you will find it is easy to achieve a lot more. Whether it is scheduling your appointments, reading the latest news or preparing a presentation, you can get your tasks done whilst on the move.
Being organised means peace of mind and more time for other activities away from your computer.
Get started with our SmartPhone setup and release the full potential of your phone.
Some of our Special Services
Voice over IP (VoIP)
Log your Business trips
Collaborate on projects
With the use of IP cameras and recording equipment any room or premises can be monitored from your smartphone.
You can start at little or no cost simply by using an old tablet or smartphone as a monitor.