Monthly Archives: February 2017

Contract Or Pay As You Go – Which Way For You?

When buying a mobile phone, there are any number of questions you need to ask yourself. Do you want all the latest gadgets included, or are you happy with a basic model. Do you want a phone that can fit in your shirt pocket, or are you happy with one that could double as a doorstop? But one of the most important questions is the one of whether you get a contract or pay as you go phone. If you get a contract phone, then there is […]

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Signal Failure – When Your Phone Gets Frustrating

Making and receiving calls, sending and receiving texts, it all seems a lot easier with a mobile phone, but there are always going to be problems when using a technology that is designed to make things more simple. To give mobility and simplicity, something has to drop out of the mix, and often this is shown in the case of stability. With a home phone, you can generally be sure that your call will connect – even if you get an engaged tone or are not able […]

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Predictive Texting – A Blessing Or A Curse?

Most mobile phones in this day and age have an option for predictive texting – a system whereby using the alphanumeric keypad on your phone, you can tap in messages one key press at a time, as opposed to the older way of hitting the “2” key twice to get a letter B, and so forth. This is a beneficial innovation in many ways, but as is the nature with all predictions, predictive texting can be inaccurate. If your phone has an alphanumeric keypad, take it out […]

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A World Without Cell Phones

It often seems difficult to imagine yourself in a world without mobile phones, even if to all intents and purposes we were all doing exactly that not so long ago. But when you think about the prevalence in the present day of the cell phone, it is clear that if they were taken away tomorrow the world would be a very different place. Think about how you react now if you are delayed in returning from work or a shopping trip. If you are stuck in transport, […]

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Taking Photographs With Your Phone

There was a time, and it was not too long ago, when the idea of a phone that takes pictures would have been the stuff of a James Bond storyline. Sure, it would be nice to have, we thought. But when you think about it, is a phone that takes photographs any more sensible or necessary than a shoe that tells you what day it is? Fast forward to the present day, and camera phones are a way of life. About twenty years ago, there were some […]

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Cheap Mobile Phones – The Best Approach?

There is no disputing that for the best in technology, the user will need to pay a higher price. If you want a better mobile phone, you need to pay more for it. That’s just common sense. But if you aren’t greatly concerned about whether your phone can send email, surf the internet or provide you with directions to your destination, then it may be that you would benefit from a cheaper phone. Most people have a bottom line when it comes to what their mobile phone […]

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Mobile Phones – The Environmental Question

The environment is an important issue to a great many people, and any time that someone makes a political or lifestyle decision in the modern day, there is always an environmental question to answer. Certainly it comes into play with mobile phones, as when thrown away they can be a major environmental hazard, with many of their components taking more than a century to degrade. One major response to this has been the development of organizations who pay for old mobile phones so as to recycle the […]

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From Status Symbol To Indispensable – How It Has Happened

Mobile phones were, not so long ago, something that only people with plenty of money would own. The image of the city banker with a mobile phone, yelling “Buy! Buy! Buy!” into his handset is one of the great cliches of the 1990s. In 2014, a mobile phone is one of the most commonplace things you can own. What happened? As time has gone by, the importance of having a mobile phone has increased – at least in our minds. But given that we mostly have home […]

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What Does Your Cell Phone Say About You?

In this day and age, just about everyone has a cell phone and there are so many models on the market that “brand loyalty” has become an issue. Some people change their mobile phone every few months, slavishly taking up every new development – phones get thinner, smaller, more colorful, more powerful and more desirable in a certain way – while others stick with their current phone until it no longer works. Your own approach can be informative. Many people have the same mobile phone now that […]

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Do You Rely Too Much On Your Phone?

As technology develops to service a market hungry for the next innovation, there are always going to be people who are so struck by the brilliance of the new technology that they come to see it as a human need as important as oxygen, food or water. People develop addictions to technology which may not be seen as serious by everyone, but to some can be extremely debilitating. As a caveat, it is important to state that a cell phone addiction is not, in terms of physiological […]

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