Cell Phones Allow For Absolute Mobility
Cell phones are similar to cordless phones in that they are portable communication devices, but that is as far as the comparison can go. A cell phone allows a person to communicate over a large area while cordless phones only allow for its use in limited ranges. Most of the mobile phones that are used today work by combining radio wave transmissions and established telephone circuit switching or packet switching. Packet switching is necessary for the cellular phones that are able to access the Internet and WAP. A mobile phone offers more functions than simply making phone calls from virtually anywhere on the planet including the ability to store contact information, create lists, maintain a calendar, use a calculator, send and retrieve email, browse the Internet, download music and play games. Cellular phones can also work with other devices to perform various functions like PDA’s, GPS receivers and mp3 players. The latest smart phones are a combination PDA and cell phone.
People from all over the world have a number of choices when choosing cellular phones, cellular phone accessories and cellular phone plans. Many manufacturers offer consumers cheap cell phones or even free cell phones when purchased as part of a service plan package from mobile phone service providers like Cingular, Verizon, Nextel and T-Mobile. There are many other options available for people who are interested in having their own cellular phone but don’t or can’t take on the commitment of a monthly mobile phone service plan. Many manufacturers offer Prepaid cell phones that include starting minutes to use as well as quality phones such as Motorola cell phones.
If a person is looking for a particular mobile phone before deciding on a phone service carrier, he or she can choose from many manufacturers like Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and many more. Oftentimes a person will become quite fond of using a particular mobile phone, but mobile phones may not last as long as users would like them to. Luckily there is a huge market for used cell phones, where anyone should be able to find their favorite cellular phone without having to change models or makers.
Mobile phones continue to advance in the features they offer as technology progresses. In recent years, cellular phones began adding digital cameras to their list of boasts and while mainly well received, they have also caused some controversy. A camera on a mobile phone has some individuals and even countries concerned about the issue of privacy and a few have taken action. In fact, Saudi Arabia has prohibited the sale of cellular phones with cameras all together while South Korea demands that all mobile phones make a beeping noise each time a cellular phone with a camera takes a photo.
Cellular phones are considered by many to be one of the greatest inventions in the past century as they offer everyone complete mobility while being able to remain in touch with important contacts. Not only do mobile phones provide almost unlimited telephone contact, they also act as mini-organization devices and entertainment centers for most people. Affordable and many times invaluable, cellular phones are important accessories in people’s everyday lives.