Advantages and Disadvantages of
Cell / Mobile Phones
Joseph Henry Enenbach will be remembered as a pioneer in mobile telephone technology that led to the creation of the cellular telephone. He died on 26th February, 1994 at the age of 70.
In Pakistan, even though cellular phones or commonly known as mobile phones have been around since the late 1980s, they became very popular in the late 1990s when they turned to be more affordable and cost-effective to the common people. Now, the cellular telephone industry estimates over fifty-one million users across the country.
Nowadays, cell phones have become very popular especially, among the people associated with any sort of business activities.
(1). Cell phone users can have access to other people anytime and anywhere around the globe.
(2). Business orders can be placed through cell phone either by talking to a salesperson or by using ‘Short Messaging Service’ (SMS). They can also be tracked by using ‘Global Positioning Radio System’ (GPRS) –a satellite service connected with the internet.
(3). While away from home and faced with an emergency, cell phone user can easily seek rescue from the respective agency such as Police, Traffic Police, Fire Department, Ambulatory Service or the like.
(4). By using cell phones, media reporters call their relay centres to give accurate information right from the reporting scene.
(5). A cell phone should be a must for any person who drives long distances from home especially, the one who drives on a highway at night. Disadvantages:
(1.) Roadside Traffic Accidents (RTA)
Police departments across the country have reported rapid increase in traffic accidents because drivers use cell phones while driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that using a cell phone while driving increases the risk of a motorist of an accident. Therefore, emergency calls should be made carefully and off the road....
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