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Getting The Most From Your Mobile Phone

By: Jack Claridge - Updated: 18 Sep 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
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For a long time many of us were used to using landline telephones and public telephone boxes if we wanted to make a telephone call when we were away from our offices or homes. Now however, the era of the mobile telephone is with us and those days have long since been consigned to memory.

What is a Mobile Telephone?

A mobile telephone is quite simply a telephone that needs no electricity or hard wired telephone line and relies on signals being ‘bounced’ from tower to tower via satellites. These devices – which are now becoming smaller and more sophisticated – also have the ability to provide us with on the move electronic mail, Internet access, the ability to listen to and download music, and also the ability to compose word processing documents whilst we travel.

Style vs. Price

The era of expensive and large mobile telephones has now passed – when mobile telephones first entered the market in the later half of the 1980s they were cumbersome devices which took considerable sized batteries to power them and also cost thousands of pounds to buy. Indeed such was the nature of the technology and its cost only a chosen few could afford to have one.

Now however the market has been turned completely on its head with such advances in technology that the mobile telephone can fit into the palm of your hand. In addition to this they have also become more powerful and function like a personal computer or laptop than ever before.

Getting the Best from Your Mobile

If you have a mobile telephone you may not been using it to its fullest advantage. For example how often have you thought you may need to write a series of emails when you get back to the office? This can now be done on your mobile just as though you were sending a text message and can also allow for the attachment of files such as pictures, spreadsheets and word processing documents.

Mobile telephones have also become very popular for surfing the Internet – this is a very useful device if you are with a client and waiting for information – you can surf the Internet and find it in a few seconds. Likewise the technology can also be used to help with satellite navigation and in recent years has been used as a tool for keeping track of our children when they are out without their parents.

Do I Need a Mobile Telephone?

This is a question that should be answered on a case by case basis but the truth of the matter is most people now have mobile telephones. Contracts and Pay as You Go tariffs allow those people on low incomes to also use mobile technology so much so that at least two thirds of the population of the United Kingdom currently owe a mobile telephone.

It’s fairly safe to say that no one really needs a mobile telephone – as many of us did without them at the outset when they were expensive and cumbersome – but the technology is certainly useful and all too often able to provide us with facilities on the move that we could once dream of.

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