Life With Mobile Phones

By: David Webster


The mobile phone's rise to fame paved the way to better communication. SMS (short messaging service) or simply "texting" is the most common means of staying in touch right now, generally used by the old and young people alike. Since mobile technology is on the fast move, so is the demand coming from the public. Mobile phone manufacturers such as Nokia, Siemens, LG, Apple, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and many others are providing the masses more and more handset models to choose from, basing it from their individual styles and needs.

Handset models ranges from simplest (with not much extra features) to the grandest (feature-packed: camera, radio, media player, GPRS system). Mobile phone prices vary depending on the brand and model. Service providers in the UK alone has telecommunication bigwigs like Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile and O2 who are all working overtime to provide the best network service to their respective customer base.

At crunch time, it will just all boil down on how good they've marketed themselves against the competition to entice more possible clients.

But before it became this famous, mobile phones are generally considered before as an expensive communication tool for businessmen. Since it really is high-priced, most people can't afford to buy it. But only in a few years time, mobile handsets in general, managed to make themselves more available to the public. It really came a long way, considering that nowadays, its already a common staple in most people's everyday living. Network providers gave the public some options in terms of choosing how they want to avail their services. Pay as you go is a plan that allows a consumer to load airtime (call) or text credits to his account via a purchased swipe card from their respective providers or they can use their debit cards or credit cards to do so. Plus, there are cheap mobile phones that are available, too.


Networks also have a pay by monthly plan wherein the customers will pay for it either in the course of 12, 18, or 24 months, more info can be gathered at a local phone shop. Mobile networks also offer a variety of downloadable games, themes, ring tones, wallpapers which the customers can choose from. The 3G technology allows subscribers to place video calls, send multi-media messages and browse the internet using just their hand phones. Basing on the mobile phone's soaring popularity and its manufacturers' continuous efforts to come up with more technologically advanced units year by year, then its easy to conclude that cell phones are really here to stay.

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