Mobile phones, particularly the smart phones that have become our inseparable companions today, are relatively new.
However, the history of mobile phones goes back to 1908 when a US Patent was issued in Kentucky for a wireless telephone.
Mobile phones were invented as early as the 1940s when engineers working at AT&T developed cells for mobile phone base stations.
The very first mobile phones were not really mobile phones at all. They were two-way radios that allowed people like taxi drivers and the emergency services to communicate.
Instead of relying on base stations with separate cells (and the signal being passed from one cell to another), the first mobile phone networks involved one very powerful base station covering a much wider area.
Motorola, on 3 April 1973 were first company to mass produce the first handheld mobile phone.
These early mobile phones are often referred to as 0G mobile phones, or Zero Generation mobile phones. Most phones today rely on 3G or 4G mobile technology.
The first mobile phone invented for practical use was by a Motorola employee called Martin Cooper who is widely considered to be a key player in the history of mobile phones.
Handsets that could be used in a vehicle had been developed prior to Martin Cooper’s phone, but his was the first usable truly portable mobile telephone.
Cooper made mobile phone history in April 1973 when he made the first ever call on a handheld mobile phone.
Mobile phone history
Japan became the first country to have a city-wide commercial cellular mobile phone network in 1979.
The Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT) system launched in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland in 1981.
The next major step in mobile phone history was in the mid-eighties with the First Generation (1G) fully automatic cellular networks were introduced.
The first ever mobile phone to be approved by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the USA was the Motorola DynaTac in 1983
Mobile telephony developed in leaps and bounds over the next decade, particularly with the arrival of handover technology.
This allowed users to keep their connections as they travelled between base stations – so as a user walked from one mobile phone mast to another, the connection and conversation would not drop or be interrupted.
The birth of the Second Generation (2G)mobile phones was in Finland in 1993. It was also the year that the first SMS text messages were sent and that data services began to appear on mobile phones.
Mobiles that we use today are 3G mobiles, or Third Generation mobiles, or even more advanced 4G handsets.
3G launched in 2001 and allowed operators to offer a huge range of advanced services such as video calling and HSPAdata transmission.
4G became commercially available in the UK in late 2012 and offers super fast connections and similarly speedy downloads.
Now the UK market has matured there are several network providers competing for business. These include:
9 advantages of mobile phones
They are convenient to make use of.
It’s awesome to call a friend on phone when there is an urgent need.
It helps to save life.
Taking a mobile phone with you when you go hiking is a basic safety precaution. If you lose your way or get stuck in bad weather, your mobile phone could just save your life.
There is no need to feel lonely when you have a mobile phone in your pocket: just connect with friends via text, Face Time, voice calls or social media.
4. Fun and entertainment.
These days, mobile phones are loaded with all kinds of fun games. We all remember Nokia Snake, but more recently people have got way more into challenging their brains with Sudoku or whiling away the time during a long commute with a game of Candy Crush Saga.
Your mobile keeps you informed.
Whether you are searching for that Spanish word you read in the newspaper or reading some articles on a topic close to your heart, mobiles that are connected to the internet are a treasure trove of information.
Getting snap happy.
Sophisticated cameras mean that you can take professional quality photos on your humble cell phone.
Knowing your location.
GPS technology enables you to pinpoint yourself on a map no matter how lost you are. Just fire up your phone to see your position and create a route to your destination.
Can serve as a light.
Turn on the flashlight function on your mobile to find your keys in your purse as you step off the bus, or to locate the candles when there’s a blackout in your house.
A recording device.
Record the dawn chorus or your friends singing you happy birthday – all on your mobile phone.
More disadvantages of Mobile Phones
It’s so hard to work when your phone is tempting you to pick it up.
You’re trying to have a romantic date and yet are plagued by incessant calls and texts.
Some people that might not afford to buy a mobile phone can do a weird character to get a mobile phone.
It is easier than you might think to become addicted to your mobile phone, and so dependent on it that you forget to communicate in real life.
If someone taps in to your data they could steal your identity, pilfer your photos, and erase your contacts list.
The temptation to call your ex late at night
No explanation needed here
6% of blind people in some country are caused by a mobile phone.
Some of us are just nostalgic for a good old chat on the landline.
Causes of damage to mobile phones
The phone is now a computer, the computer is now a substitute for a human task.
Computers and humans both have the brain to process orders and keep the information data. Moreover, the phone that only has a processor and data storage is very limited. Software on your operating system there, without a perfect operating system of a mobile phone that can cause fatal damage to the total dead even, with no operating system as well as a complete human being if his soul but his body will be disturbed, let alone there is no sense of life or thought, whether humans can live ?
Here are some of the causes of phone damage.
1. Software problems
Corrosion and dirt
3. Damaged component
And a few more things,
Cause of damage:
A. One phone settings
2. Operating system problems
3. Security code
4. User area & Content pack
How to maintain your phone.
It is required to protect your handset’s display screen with a screen guard to protect it against scratches and damage and if possible you may protect your handset with a plastic cover or a leather pouch. All these are easily available at your local mobile store or any other mobile shop in your area.
You can charge your battery as any number of times as per your convenience and it is always advisable that you always keep your battery fully charged so that you do not have to face any inconvenience during any emergency that arises. Try to use a genuine matching battery with a compatible charger so as not to damage your expensive handset. It is also better to always keep another charged spare battery while traveling long distances by train or any other mode of transport where charging is not easily available so as to avoid any inconvenience.
Always enable the PIN number on your SIM Card and lock your phone with a security code so as to prevent any unauthorized use.
Handle your handset with utmost care. Negligent and rough treatment can possibly damage your circuit board inside your phone which can be expensive to repair. Do not unnecessarily shake your handset.
Keep your personnel handset away from the reach of children.
Remember that sometimes your data is more important than the handset itself. You may have stored the data in the phone so that you do not have to remember the same so kindly take optimum care and avoid dropping your mobile handset.
Always keep your handset in a cool and dry place. Avoid high temperature areas which may be a cause for battery damage.
To clean your cell phone, just wipe it with a soft dry cloth. If needed, you may use a mild detergent to clean the cover.
Protect your phone during rains and take extra care so that water does not seep inside your handset. If at all this happens then it is urgently required to remove the battery from the phone and let it dry or if you are well versed then you may disassemble the phone and use a hair dryer on a low setting and dry the circuit board . Do not use the dryer on the display screen there may be chances of damage to the screen.
Remember that moisture is also one of the factors that damage the phone. It may short the circuit board of your handset. So avoid high moisture places and take precaution in such places.
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