Cellular Phones - Can They Effect your Life

By: Ernest Barby

Mobile Phones

A bit of trivia for cellular phones; In the early days mobile phones were almost somewhat of a novelty, I'm sure that most of today's cellular phone users have never heard the term "AMPS", this was a term used shortly after the first cellular phone service was established in the United States, it is an acronym for Advanced Mobile Phone Service.

In today's world most consumers understand the value of owning a mobile phone, and what it means when you combine the power of a PDA with a mobile phone. With such a set-up you can conduct business at any time of the day or night because you'll always have some form of mobile service, even if you roam from country to country. Mobile or cell phones almost make regular telephone service an obsolete technology.

Camera Phones and More

The new camera phones can be used for both good and bad. We all know identity theft is a huge issue these days and a criminal with a camera phone could use it to help steal your identity. The digital camera-phone gives them the opportunity to take photos of you and your documents, they can then send them to a confederate or take or send the pictures back to their computer where your identity information can be reworked and used to steal from you.

The good points of your camera phone are having fun taking photos of pets and friends, and if you happen to be in real estate or the insurance business the camera phone can be a life saver. Many real estate sales people take quick snap-shots of homes or property to show to prospective buyers or to add to the listing they may have. An insurance adjuster can have fast and accurate information on damage to someone who has an insurance claim.

Other uses for the new cell phones:
They can be a multimedia center
They can be mobile office
Used as a GPS navigation device, (Global Positioning system)
Text messaging is now becoming one of the latest accessories to be added to the new cell phones.

So besides being a GPS, high resolution camera, a method of sending and receiving text messages, your new cell phone can also be a watch, a calculator, a PDA, it can double as an MP3 music player, and in some cases even a TV.

Cell Phone Batteries

The new cell phone batteries are much smaller and last considerably longer than those of just a couple of years ago. You can also greatly increase the life of your cell phone and the battery just by following the manufacturer's directions for using the phone and how to charge the battery. If there is ever any doubt about whether a replacement battery or charger is compatible, you can go online and check for compatibility of the product or contact the manufacturer of the battery or charger. You can also contact the manufacturer of the phone, however, most of the time they will tell you that they cannot recommend or comment on any products except those that they use or manufacture.

Service Contract
What you need to look for when you purchase your service contract. Here are several items to consider:

Number of minutes for peak and off peak time.
Shared Minutes
Unlimited Night & Weekends
Free Long Distance
Nationwide Coverage
A Family Plan
Roll-over Minutes; With this plan if you don't use all your minutes for the month they carry-over to the next month. The carrier will usually wipe this out at the end of the calendar year.

Ring tones

If you don't like the drab ring tones that your new cell phone comes with you can change this quite easily. With all that is available you can have a fun sounding ring, along with a wide range of graphics, faceplate covers, and ring tones. You can check online and find something to fit any taste and style. If you want you can use MP3 ring tones, these are the latest advancement in the ring tone industry.

Cell Phones
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