People heading to one of the many festivals taking place throughout the UK and Europe this summer have been encouraged to take a cheap pay as you go (PAYG) phone to the event, rather than a smartphone.
It was noted by Ken Lo, author of Ken's Tech Tips, that it "makes no sense" to carry an expensive smartphone to a festival, where it may be at risk from mud, water damage or theft.
He also noted that with the short battery lives of the latest gadgets, it can be a real hassle to find somewhere to charge them, which can be avoided with an older device as these typically last longer between charges.
Mr Lo noted it is easy to pick up a basic PAYG device for around £20 that will be more than adequate for use at a festival.
"You'll still be able to use it to keep in touch with your friends at the festival without constant worries about damaging your smartphone," he said.
His comments come shortly after it was revealed by Halifax that four out of ten festival-goers will end up having to replace belongings that are lost, stolen or damaged at an event.
Did you know you can use an ATM to add phone credit to your O2 pay as you go phone?