The Journey of Mobile Phones Till Today in UK

By: Elaina

It is because mobile phones have come down to become more of a necessity than a luxury and these little instruments can be seen in all sizes and shapes, displayed at every mobile phone shop.

The journey of mobile phones can be traced back to 1940 when the idea of a communication device was conceived that would later become a mobile phone. This concept of mobile phones was made for the emergency, like in police cars, taxis and such vehicles for the idea to stay in touch with the headquarters. However, they could have never imagined that these mobile phones will later become an integral part of our lives. The mobile phone as a concept was started in 1983 which is better known as the first generation cellular phones, which was started by Motorola. These mobile phones worked on analog technology weren't as advanced as the mobile phones that we see today. The example of these first generation analogue phones can be better known as car phones. These mobiles were fairly heavy in comparison to today, some were as heavy as a brick and as bulky as a briefcase.

The mobile phones bore a tag of luxury with the arrival of the second generation phones that were introduced in 1990's and were much better and modified in comparison to the first generation analogue phones. These 2G mobile phones became much popular and it became a tool of the elite. By the end of the 90's, the concept of mobile phones has become a widespread phenomenon around the world.

But the definition of mobile phones was changed completely with the advent of 3G technology which was followed by the petite, good looking and light weight mobile phones. 3G technology not only facilitated phone calls through mobile phones but also allowed the usage of Internet, e-mailing, instant messaging and a lot of such functions that made it so popular with the mass market. And thanks to the competition, the mobile phones also became affordable and cheaper. This trend was further mounted by the offers as pay as you go phones and contract deals. The service providers in collaboration with the manufacturers have brought about this trend that got better with contract mobile phone deals and pay as you go phones which completely changed the way we look at these mobile phones.

Thus the journey of mobile phones has been smooth and steadfast so far. There are rumours about 4G technology that is still being conceived by the scientists and we are hoping to witness it being introduced in the coming years.

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