18 Facts About Mobile phones


Mobile phones phone, cellular phone, cell phone, cellphone, handphone, hand phone or pocket phone, sometimes shortened to simply mobile, cell, or just phone, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.

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Mobile phones offering only those capabilities are known as feature phones; mobile phones which offer greatly advanced computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones.

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Mobile phones are considered an important human invention as it has been one of the most widely used and sold pieces of consumer technology.

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Early predecessors of cellular Mobile phones included analog radio communications from ships and trains.

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Feature phone is a term typically used as a retronym to describe mobile phones which are limited in capabilities in contrast to a modern smartphone.

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Feature Mobile phones typically provide voice calling and text messaging functionality, in addition to basic multimedia and Internet capabilities, and other services offered by the user's wireless service provider.

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Low-end mobile phones are often referred to as feature phones and offer basic telephony.

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Mobile phones have central processing units, similar to those in computers, but optimised to operate in low power environments.

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CellMobile phones have small speakers so that the user can use a speakerphone feature and talk to a person on the phone without holding it to their ear.

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Mobile phones require a small microchip called a Subscriber Identity Module or SIM card, in order to function.

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From 2010 onwards, such Mobile phones became popular in emerging markets, and this was attributed to the desire to obtain the lowest calling costs.

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Mobile phones app is a computer program designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone.

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Mobile phones are used for a variety of purposes, such as keeping in touch with family members, for conducting business, and in order to have access to a telephone in the event of an emergency.

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Mobile phones phone has been used in a variety of diverse contexts in society.

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Recently, unique content for mobile phones has been emerging, from ringtones and ringback tones to mobisodes, video content that has been produced exclusively for mobile phones.

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Mobile phones payments were first trialled in Finland in 1998 when two Coca-Cola vending machines in Espoo were enabled to work with SMS payments.

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Some mobile phones can make mobile payments via direct mobile billing schemes, or through contactless payments if the phone and the point of sale support near field communication.

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Such Mobile phones are approved for use by essential workers, such as health, security, and public service workers.

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