Mobile phones have today eliminated the limitation of a fixed telephone line in terms of its mobility. They have also started offering additional features like built- in camera, web connectivity, image recording, blue tooth communication, etc.
Earlier mobile offered only the basic utility of being ‘cellular’. But today with the advanced technology, they have become compact, light weight with sophisticated features. Newer models are equipped with a variety of features, ranging from digital cameras to multimedia gaming. It is now up to the consumer to take into account all the options available and choose from a wide variety of choices and features available.
With the dropping prices, more and more people can afford to own a mobile phone now. Today, millions of people around the world use phones. Apart from providing the comfort of talking to anyone on the planet from anywhere, mobile provides an incredible array of functions like:
Storing contact information
Sending and receiving mails
Keeping track of appointments and set reminders
Getting information (news, entertainment, stock quotes) from the internet
Integrates other devices like MP3 players, PDAs and GPS receivers
Another feature which the latest phones include is voice dialing which enables you to say a name that has been entered in your address book and the phone will instinctively find the number and instantly dial it for you. The most common features which were also available in the earlier models are a calculator, call register and SMS. The ‘calculator’ feature allows you to do calculations on the move without the use of a separate calculator. Another admired feature is the ‘SMS’ feature which is used for sending messages. The ‘call register’ feature has a track of all your incoming and outgoing calls with time and date.
So mobile phones have come a long way from the basic ones which were merely a communication tool.