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Cell Phone Skepticism #3: Health Risks

In the early part of the 21st century the world’s mobile phone users were presented with a quite terrifying concept – that their use of cell phones caused an increased risk of brain tumors, and that anyone using a mobile phone with regularity was presenting themselves with a possible death sentence. It had some weight as a theory – after all, cell phones send out radio waves and those have to go somewhere. It made sense to many people that there could be a chance of this […]

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Cell Phone Skepticism #2: They Are Invasive

We’ve all been in this situation: You are sitting down to enjoy your evening’s TV viewing, or reading a book, or putting the kids to bed, or putting the finishing touches to some important work – and then a phone blares. It might be yours, it might not. It might be a call, it might be a text message. Whatever the case, it can puncture the sense of anticipation or relaxation. Many people who do not own a mobile phone give this as one of their most […]

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Cell Phone Skepticism #1: They’re For Posers

Although in most of the world it is now seen as the norm to have a mobile phone, there are still enough people who hold out against the idea of buying or owning one. Some will go to the extent of refusing a gift from a family member who thinks they should have one. Among the reasons given for not owning a cell phone, one of the most common is that they seem to be needlessly flashy. The idea of cell phones as an accessory for posers […]

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Get Yourself Connected

It sounds weird to say it now, but a decade ago there was no shortage of people who would have considered it unthinkable to own a mobile phone. As the last decade has passed, the numbers who do not have one have shrunk considerably, and at least in the English speaking world it is now more likely that someone will have a cell phone than not. They have gone from being a luxury item or status symbol to being more or less the norm. People still hold […]

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The Convenience Of Mobile Phones

In many ways, it is stunning just how maligned the cell phone has become in our society. Although most of us have them, most of us also have things we complain about with regard to our phone. Maybe it gets poor coverage, maybe it has short battery life. It could be that we don’t like the way our phone sometimes seems to give us our text messages when it feels the need. However, on balance it would seem that most of us have more to be happy […]

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How To Prevent “Mobile Phone Bullying”

Although the issue of mobile phone bullying is one that has a sense of ignoring the “real issues” – that is to say that it’s bullying per se that should be addressed, rather than a small section of that bullying – it is difficult to defeat bullying as a whole without looking at how it is carried out. And in the case of mobile phone bullying, there are things that can be done. If it is the case that a child is being bullied by means of […]

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Cell Phones And Bullying – The Manufacturer’s Fault?

It is the job of many a news journalist to inform the public about worrying developments, and if there are no developments that are particularly worrying, to make something sound like one. If people don’t get scared, after all, these people won’t have jobs. Is the issue of mobile phone bullying one of the latter, or the former – a reasonable cause to worry, or a phony hysteria? It first came to widespread attention in the middle of the last decade that children were being bullied by […]

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Lord Of The Ring Tones?

An unforeseen development in the world of mobile phone technology, ring tones were not initially considered to be anything worth talking about even during the early years of mobile phone proliferation. Sure, you could change the sound your phone would make when it rang – it could sound like your home phone, play a slow three-bar musical excerpt, or make a sharper sound – but few of us gave much thought to that. It was at the start of this century that people really started to think […]

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Nokia Cellular Phones – Most Wanted Cellular Phones

Nokia being a finish firm is surprisingly gaining 20% cellular phone penetration in the United States. This success is due to the two major business concentration of the company. The two business concentrations are Nokia cellular phones and cellular phone network infrastructure. Those two make up 90% of Nokia‚Äôs revenue. The company gains this success because of their commitment to quality, and their quest to provide consumers with innovative design Nokia cellular phones. Nokia is narrowly focusing on Nokia cellular phone and cellular phone infrastructure because the […]

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