A cell phone is a personal Trans receiver, a device so small and compact that every human being can comfortably carry one wherever they go today. However, in the recent past, cell phones were barely portable, unlike the handheld devices. The enabling cell phone technology with a limited cellular network range was developed in the 1940s for the first time and they became widely available in the 1980s. This current paper, sets out to discuss the introduction of cell phones in the technological world.
The advancements in cellular phone technology can be traced in different and distinct generations, from the early Mobile Telephone Service (MTS), and the successive Improved Mobile Telephone Service. Next, is the first generation (1G) analog cell phone network, then, the second-generation (2G) digital phone network, followed by, third-generation (3G) broadband data services. Further, came the fourth generation (4G), which has the current prevailing state of art in the cell phone industry with IP networks.
Cell phones form an integral part of people’s daily life. They aid people to stay in a constant contact with their family, friends and in keeping abreast in their daily business transactions throughout the world. Nevertheless, in the recent past, people were confined to their home network and cell phones connected within a single based service coverage area. Thus, there was no continuity for the cell phones only worked through several cell areas. Hence, it was very complex and expensive to use cell phones outside one’s designed home network.
Currently, various technologies are available to everyone, which include cellular phones, gaming systems, Mp3 players, laptops among others. These technological advancements make it easier for the children to access and fit whatever device they wish to have in their pockets or backpacks. Children’s are widely connected to the outside world since they view mobile phones as a lifeline, with the average teenager sending at least 2,000 messages a month through their cell phone. Nevertheless, cell phones have negative impacts on the same people who cannot live without them. The use of cell phone endangers lives when used while driving, defacing face-to-face communication is defaced, and a distraction of students while studying among others.
Conclusively, it is difficult to imagine how life would be like without the use of cell phone. Cell phones are practically used in almost all aspects of life for communication. Thus, the property of the mobile phones has rapidly enhanced communication by making it easy to transfer and receive information from just about anywhere without the limitation of the network, a disadvantage that used to hinder effective and direct communication in the past generations.