Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm. From people playing it, to hearing about it from friends and the media, the game has seemingly captured everyone’s attention around the globe.
Pokémon GO is a location-based mobile game that was launched at the beginning of the month and has exploded since. The game allows users to “catch ‘em all,” capturing, battling, and training virtual Pokémon that appear throughout the real world. The game uses the phone’s GPS and camera to detect where and when Pokémon appear around the user. As the user moves, new Pokémon appear, encouraging the user to continue exploring, capturing new characters.
With the new craze, people are spending more time on their phones, meaning more battery, data, social media posts, and even putting themselves in unsafe situations—from distracted phone use to ending up in different neighborhoods.
To help players ‘catch ‘em all’ safely, AT&T San Diego has created a guide for all things Pokémon GO.
Go Mobile: AT&T San Diego’s Guide for ‘Catching ‘Em All’ Safely
- SAVE YOUR DATA.Get on Wi-Fi to avoid using data. In addition to following your Pokémon GO map, check out AT&T’s list of local Wi-Fi spots and save your data
- DON’T RUN OUT OF JUICE.Bring a portable charger to ensure you don’t run of battery. Not only will that ensure you keep the game going, but it will prevent you ending up in new locations without have access to friends, family or even help, if needed
- PROTECT YOUR GEAR.You’ll need a smartphone to go mobile with Pokémon GO, so make sure you protect it. The game takes you all over town (Pokéstops), even rough terrain—pick up a durable case and screen protector to stay in the game
- BE SOCIAL.Pokémon GO was created for your daily life and, in less than a week, Pokemon Go has nearly as many daily active users as social media giants like Twitter and Snapchat; share your adventures and bragging rights with friends on social media
- PLAY IT SAFE.Don’t drive and ‘Pokémon GO’ and pay close attention to your surroundings. Use AT&T Drive Mode when behind the wheel and look away from the screen when crossing the street