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Positive effects of the cell phone

Updated on December 5, 2015

The introduction of the cell phone

Today most people would agree that there has been a vast evolving of cell phones. Cell phone usage has greatly impacted how the world communicates domestically, commercially and internationally. There are many positive effects that cell phones have had on society as a whole.

The creation of the first cell phone was by Martin Cooper, a former general manager of Motorola. Its name was the Motorola Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage 8000x. It was most commonly called the DynaTAC 8000x. Cooper, who led a team of engineers, produced it for commercial use only. The DynaTAC 8000x was offered in 1984, as a portable cellular telephony communication device for prominent business owners. It had 30 minutes of talk time, 8 hours of standby time and a LED display for dialing or recall of one of 30 phone numbers. It was a major triumph and a phenomenal breakthrough priced at $3,993 in 1983!

Martin coopper

Martin Cooper was certain that this cell phone would not become a mass market product. However, the DynaTAC 8000x was a canonical cell phone and became a regular feature in mass media which symbolized wealth and futurism. Moreover, in 1998 cell phones and associated services made up two-thirds of Motorola’s $30 billion in revenue.

It is evident today how much cell phones have evolved since the inventions of the first generation of cell phones were produced.

The productions of smaller more efficient cell phones have been limitless and have gone completely viral. In fact, the market for cell phones have grown so rapidly until the newer versions of the same models have replaced the older ones within a few months to a year. The advanced functionalities of the modern cell phones are too numerous to mention. However, some of the most impressive ones, in my opinion, are the operating systems, downloading applications, music, movies, television shows and high resolution on cameras; also, the user friendly accessibility to the internet, and the tremendous amount of networks to choose from.

The effects cell phones have on society

Some of the positive effects cell phones have had on society are:

  1. The convenience of having a telephone, texting, email, communication and navigation device with you wherever you go.

  2. Cell phones provide current news reports and weather in your vicinity and all over the world.

  3. Production of cell phones has provided countless amounts of jobs for designers, manufacturers, electronic engineers, sales people, retailers etc.

  4. Cell phones have opened more businesses domestically and internationally stimulating the economy.

  5. Affordable cell phone plans for individuals and families are imperative especially since telephone booths have been removed from public areas.

  6. Cell phones have been used during emergency life and death crises to aid in rescuing people and saving lives.

In modern society, Apple has introduced the iPhone6 and 6 Plus with greater pixels and even higher resolution. As a touch of innovation in today’s market, more and more apps are being added and new features, making the cell phones an extremely hot commodity.

The stiff competition.

Today as a whole, the competition from other cell phone makers is very tight, especially with such companies as, LG, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon and so on, making cell phones the top choice in cellular communication. More and more people are snapping pictures with cell phones that with conventional cameras, thus making the cell phone the top choice over cameras.

Thus, it’s inevitable for cell phones to continue to exist and be a very, hot commodity for an indefinite amount of time because of its great demand.

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