Life Without Cell Phones
We have become a society that is totally dependant on communication devices to make our world go round. We have technology today that allows us to keep in almost constant contact with one another. We communicate through cell phones that use a network of specialized base stations called cell sites, but many people now are using cell and mobile phones that use a satellite signal for their connection. The phone, TV, personal computer and Internet have found revolutionary ways to connect people, entertain them and empower them. But nothing has matched the seismic cultural shift created by the cell phone, with its ability to connect and deliver content virtually anywhere, anytime. Although most of us have grown familiar with cell phones during the past 10 years, we often don’t realize how much our world has been transformed by the little device in our pockets and purses.
Invention Of Cell Phones
The telephone is one of the greatest inventions that we have. When they were first put into use, it took years to string all the wire necessary for it to become really convenient to use them. International calling came along later after some trial and error. It did not take many years until almost every home had a telephone. We should have known we were becoming addicted to them when we started having them in almost every room in the house. After that next stage was cordless phones people were so fond of them, but they have some faults like call interference. As the years went by the mobile phone were the next big things in voice communication. You could walk around the house and have no worry about stretching the long curly cords we used to use. The mobile phones were really huge and were not always reliable when they first started being used, but people like businessmen who traveled a lot, saw right away that they were a marvelous invention.
The cell phone has had many new developments in the past ten years or so. Things like text messaging, internet service, music features, photo taking abilities, and even television watching can be done right through that tiny little phone.
Impact Of Cell Phones On Revenue Of Our Country
After deruglation of telecommunication industry, communication sector has seen an exponential growth. The contribution of telecom sector to the national exchequer increased to Rs 110 billion in the year 2007-08 on account of general sales tax, activation charges and other steps as compared to Rs 100 billion in the year 2006-07. By March 2009, Pakistan had 91 million mobile subscribers – 25 million more subscribers than reported in the same period 2008. In addition to 3.1 million fixed lines. Over the past four years, the Pakistani telecom sector has attracted more than $9 billion in foreign investments. Pakistan is amongst the top five ranker with one of the highest SMS traffic with 763 million messages (Wikipedia). Pakistan is said to have a potential to absorb up to 50 million mobile phone Internet users in the next 5 years thus a potential of nearly 1 million connections per month.
Cell Phones And Our Daily Life
All around the world, people understand the importance of cell phones in today’s society. They make it easy for us to be in constant contact with friends and family members and the models available these days let you do more than talk on them. You can send e-mails, texts, pictures, videos and more. A Cell phone can help you contact friends and family members at any time and also help you feel safe wherever you are. Knowing you can use your device to call for help or to call a friend or family member in an emergency is very reassuring. Today, they can do a lot more than keep you safe, though. With the newest models you can get online, send e-mails and even use the on-board GPS to help you if you get lost in an unfamiliar area and to help you be found in an emergency. Cell phones are a necessity in today’s busy society and can come in handy for businesses as well as regular people. The importance of the cell phone has grown quickly and it can be found all around the world. No matter how isolated a place you live or what country you live in, you probably have or know someone who has one. As the importance of their usage increases so does the level of competition between service-providing companies. That means great deals for customers looking to get a cellular. Not only do they make us feel safe, we enjoy showing off our cool handsets to our friends and family members.
Handicapped Life Without Cell Phones
Cell phones have fast forward our lives in every aspect. Having a cell phone is like gaining some kind of super power. Now we don’t need to wait for any thing . If we want to talk to a person we can just call him on his cell phone, if we want to send him a picture or any document we can just send it from wherever we are standing by our cell phone. But if there were no cell phones than our life will be handicapped, if some one want to talk to a person he has to call at that persons home and if he is not available than he should have to leave a message than wait for hours to receive a return call and in the mean time if the first caller is not available than there discussion may be postponed till next day. If we want to send a file or a picture or any document than first we have to go to office or to home for computer than e-mail it and the receiver will also be stuck in his office till he receives the file. Without Cell Phones Instant Media may still be dream because Cell Phone has given birth to Instant Media. No cell phones mean a loss of +05 billion $ loss per year to revenue of our beloved Country. Without cell phone there will be a fear of loneliness among some people, without cell phones life will be so slow it will be handicapped without them.
Cell Phones: Friend Or Foe
The effects of technology on society will always be a double edged sword. The debate is a never ending one, in which both sides have valid and compelling arguments. The Industrial Revolution reduced manual labor in the long run, but had negative consequences such as child labor and sweatshop conditions. Nuclear Power reduces the cost of producing energy, but raises serious environmental issues like pollution and radiation. In this day in age refusing to assimilate to at least some form of modern living is simply not an option. One invention causing controversy today that has yet to cease being alter, modified, and “improved” since its debut is the ever present cell phone.
Even as I sit here Writing this essay, my own shiny, rectangular piece of molded plastic and metal lies inches away from my fingertips, beckoning me to use it. Looking out the window, one of the first sights I see are people walking with one hand up to their ear, evidence this technology is in use. I can count on one hand the number of adults I know who do not own one these mobile devices. People are now able to be virtually accessible almost anywhere at any time.
So where does the dispute come in? Consider the fact that these wondrous inventions which allow us to stay connected to our family, friends, and co-workers also have mounting allegations against them as being the cause of
less interaction with people in our day to day lives. There are countless lists on the pros and cons of owning a cell phone. It becomes easier to understand why such a blurry line divides the two sides when you realize that you are dealing with a device that has been called “life saving” in an emergency, while at the same time being the very component responsible for causing it.
Cell phones have been cited as a main reason for car accidents which lead to the death of more than forty-two thousand people in the U.S. alone every year.