EN120 English Composition
Assignment 02 Beginning English Writing
August 5, 2011
Cell Phones vs. Regular Phones
Although land lines and cell phones serve the same main purpose of making and receiving calls they have a large variety of differences. Regular home phones are limited to the perimeter of the house while cell phones have the mobility to be taken and used anywhere. In case of an emergency, it is said the home phones are much safer since the cell phones rely on signals from antennas and depending on your location you may not be able to get a signal to make a call. Home phones have limited features such as call forwarding, caller id, voicemail, and long distance. On the other hand, cell phones have a wide variety of features including, but not limited to texting, internet, camera, email, application downloads, etc. These cell phones are also known as smart phones or PDA's. Home phone lines are good for DSL internet connection, home security systems and faxes. Personally those are the only reasons why we have a landline in our home. Another difference between the two is pricing. Depending on the type of cell phone and the data package that your phone requires they can be more expensive, while your landline has one monthly bill. Cell phones are such in demand that the local phone companies are now offering cell phone service in addition to regular land lines. While you can record music to your home phone's answering machine, a cell phone acts as a whole music system and can store hundreds to thousands of songs depending on the memory on the phone. Add a memory card to your cell phone, another plus that the home phone doesn't offer, and this adds even more memory to your phone where music, photos, applications, contacts and much more can be stored. Once the memory card is removed it can be used in another phone and so you won't lose your information. Cell phones are a good way to keep the kids busy while you are driving by downloading kid... [continues]
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