Why are Mobile Phones so Popular?

By: David Webster


Mobile phones are considered as a necessity nowadays. Its a powerful form of communication. It represents functionality and style in one small package. Billions of people worldwide are now owners of cell phones. Interestingly enough, based on some studies, some countries in the European region now have more mobile phones than people. Meaning, the actual number of handset subscriptions in that particular country was bigger than the actual number of people living in it.
On the other hand, in some developing countries, with little telecommunications infrastructure, this is the technology that gave poor people access to health and legal services. It helped that service providers offer a wide cascade of model handsets the public can choose from.
Also a major contributor to its fame would be the availability of prepaid or pay as you go services from a phone shop or online store.

This allows subscribers to load text or airtime credits to their handsets by the use of their credit cards, debit cards or by buying a prepaid card from the network they are subscribed into, this plan also doesn't commit a particular customer into a contract. If prepaid is not that appealing for you, then you can opt to subscribe using the pay by month plan, it comes with a contract with options for subscribers to pay within 12, 18 or 24 months.
In the UK, several telecommunication companies like O2, Orange, Vodafone and T-mobile are all taking part in the action. The mobile phone market is a "hot" one and the demand is overwhelming. These companies are the ones that provide the necessary coverage for people to communicate via the mobile technology.
Since technology is on the rise, mobile phones are surely not the ones to be left behind. The 3G technology was introduced by network providers enabling people with 3G capable handsets to browse the net via their mobile units, place a video call, download streaming and RSS feeds, send multi-media messages and many more. Though mobile internet access is often times hurried and short, it can still provide common internet features like alerts, weather data, e-mail, search engines, instant messages, and game and music downloading.
Other mobile applications being pushed through SMS (short messaging system) or text has since surfaced such as mobile news services, job search and career advice, all of these through the help of mobiles. The largest categories of mobile services include music, picture downloads, adult entertainment, games and videos. It is now a great thing that cheap mobile phones are available with equally impressive features.


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