Cellphones As Blessings
What makes a cellphone so useful and tempting? It is definitely not just a fashion statement or valuable purely for its technology features. There is more to why cellphones have become an essential part of our lives, mainly due to their portability and flexibility in text messaging. More than that, you probably never knew that cellphones can even be rather nifty in emergency situations!
On Portability and Convenience...
Firstly, cellphones can be used almost everywhere without cables or electricity. By using a mobile phone, you can communicate with anyone whenever you want and wherever you are.
Furthermore, cellphones have revolutionized long distance communication. Long distance calls can be made at extremely low charges. In this way you will have little difficulty in keeping in touch with your friends, family and especially those who are geographically distant.
For students, like you, especially, in doing projects or times of uncertainties, you can easily phone your group mates or teachers to consult them and solve any questions you may have. For example, when you are picking out something at shop for a drama production and need to know which prop to get or when you find yourself in doubt whilst studying at the library. Without cellphones, it would not be possible to get a second opinion or help.
Internet connection in most phones also mean we can access the web outdoors through sources other than our laptop, yet smaller and more convenient. However, it is of course not as powerful.
These days, the world's most common means of communication is text messaging (SMS). Through SMS, one can communicate easily at a time when he/she does not want to be heard. It is often less time-consuming and undoubtedly less expensive to send a text message than to make a phone call.
In addition, messages can be sent to a large number of people simultaneously. The latter service may be used by your classmates or school to send notices and reminders for important school happenings or even by online services to distribute news and valuable information to subscribers. Example include the latest football results, career advice, mobile banking and traffic conditions. Even the simplest of cellphones have this system installed, allowing communication to become cost-effective.
Possibly the utmost benefit of cellphones is the sense of security they provide you with the knowledge that you are able to contact help anytime and anywhere. There have been several instances where cellphones have proven themselves as life-savers whereby victims of unfortunate disasters (such as car malfunctions, breakdowns, landslides or earthquakes) have relied on them to get themselves to safety.
What is more ingenious of cellphones is their incorporation with the global tracking system using which allows the police to trace their owners/robbers in case of crimes such as kidnaps or theft.
1. Wireless Guide on the benefit of cellphones. (14th March 2009)
2. Daryl Plaza on the many benefits for cellphones. (29th March 2009)
3. Roberto Sedycias on the development of cellphone technology and its benefits. (29th March 2009)
4. The State News article on outweighing benefits of cellphones. (29th March 2009)