Modern Man and His Mobile Phone

By: David Webster


Since the earliest mobile phone became accessible in the 1980's, there were numerous changes on the trend and features of these handsets. You might be one of those of millions of fanatics around the globe who depend on their city phones for more than just their communicating needs. What is it about mobile phones that make them essential items?

The UK is always in the know when it comes to the current trends in the mobile phone industry. The average UK mobile phone shop makes tons of revenue from the sales of handsets alone. By 2006, revenues from mobile handset income from retail stores in the UK reached as high as ?38.5 billion. In 2007, more than 70 million residents of the UK use mobile phones for various purposes, and they are not just for making calls.

You can easily buy the newest models of phones at your closest phone shop and even online from websites, too.

The four top mobile service providers in the UK, based on the number of subscriptions are O2, Vodafone, Orange, and also T-Mobile.

These companies put up their stores online, so interested clients can easily check and avail of phone models that suit their active and busy schedules. The great deals offered by these four mobile giants include cheap mobile phones with equally affordable subscription plans, which can be pay-as-you-go, or paid on a monthly basis for a 12 month contract.

As part of the editor's top picks from CNET UK, Nokia and Sony Ericsson models are fast becoming crowd favorites in the country. Among the top selling models are the Nokia N95 and Nokia 6500. These handsets are adored for their multimedia features, messaging options, as well as 3G connectivity. 3G allows users to get online at speeds faster than WAP or GPRS. This allows mobile lovers to check mail, browse sites, watch streaming video, and download files on their mobile phones in less time than usual.

Even the younger UK population is never behind when mobile phones are being discussed. As a matter of fact, nearly half a million children were documented to already know how to use a mobile phone. The teenage group and young adult group of 13 to 24 years old are also very active mobile phone users, especially for text messaging and calling. The National Statistics Office in the UK also found out that more than 70 percent of households own a mobile phone.


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