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Cell and Mobile Phone Uses; Wacky, Weird and Wonderful

Updated on September 11, 2012
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Cell Phones

Cell phone or Mobile, how did we cope before the world of mobile phones? Call them what you will, they are a necessary evil and communication godsend to the majority of the population, certainly in the western world. In the grand scheme of things, cell phones are not that old when you compare other great inventions through the centuries. The first cell phone used was by Motorola’s Dr Martin Cooper in 1973 on the streets of New York, a mere 39 years ago. Like all new products, when the first “cell” became available to mainstream America 10 years later in 1983 by Motorola, it was at an astronomical cost of $4,000.

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Cell Phone Development Through The Ages

How technology has advanced in 29 years to today’s cell phone market! From the cumbersome large hand held cell to the modern day list of variables including iPhones, Hybrid phones, Kosher phones and BlackBerry’s. There are so many applications and gizmos available on cell phones; it can make your head spin, particularly when you are not familiar with all the terminology and lingo that are part and parcel of cell phones, me included!


It will be fascinating to see what will be the cell phone selection in 29 years from now that will make today’s top sellers a distant memory and be the cause of plenty of head scratching. “How did we cope with the iPhone and BlackBerry?”may be the future cell phone “Techno Heads” thoughts, along with raving about their ancestors who used buttons on phones in the same way we laugh at the original cell phones with tails!! Go figure!


Rather than providing detailed information on which provider, what packages and so forth I have put together a humorous look at cell phones which only proves the point how widespread and invaluable they are, along with having some unique and unusual uses!

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Of Course I Have a Cell Phone, Otherwise I Wouldn’t -


Be able to tell the time


Know a single phone number


Be able to see where I was going after a drink too many


Be any good at maths


Get up on time, without my alarm clock


Know when my partner's birthday is


Have a to-do list


Be able to cope during class, in a lecture or in work


Know how to spell


Know what to do when I’m bored



Be able to look busy when alone


Be able to double check the time because I didn’t register it the first time


Have something to drop overboard as my sunglasses are now on a string


Have something to swear and curse at and bang on the table because it’s not changing the TV channel


Have something to drop from my pocket whilst on the ski lift


Have something to keep me occupied with at the airport since I forgot my passport


I am going to have to give a night on the tiles a miss tonight . . .

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Be able to do my sprints with no stopwatch

Have something to fiddle with whilst the traffic cop writes me a speeding ticket

Have something to shake in anger instead of my finger



and finally

Have something necessary, invaluable, indispensible, critical and to be ready at all times, 24/7, for the sole purpose of taking calls from my publisher to tell me I have just sold another 10,000 copies of my best seller!

Oh Happy Days!

The Power of The Cell Phone Across The Globe - From The Villages in Africa, The Bedouin Ladies of Saudi Arabia or to Riding an Elephant in Asia, it Unites Generations Across The Continents.

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Your Cell Usage -

What do you mainly use your cell phone for?

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Sunshine,

      Honoured you enjoyed so much! If you like a bit of Irish humour you may enjoy So you want to be Irish in my hubs.

      Appreciate your tweet and share!! :-)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      This will always be one of my favorite hubs, stopped by to give it a Tweet and a share! :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals!

      Appreciate your comments greatly here! A bit of a fun to do and quite a few I do actually find myself doing!

      Thanks very much for your votes and support :-)

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Susie, where would we be without a cell phone? I love your list of why I haave a cellphone. I'm always checking my time. Up and across the board.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks Terrye!! Don'y know about nailed it but I had mega fun writing it! Appreciate your great support, votes and sharing as always! :-)

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Suzie, you nailed it. This was hysterical! Voted up and sharing all over! :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks Peggy for your comments, I appreciate you taking time to read this and hopefully provide a wee laugh! I know my dad only uses his mobile for phone calls- doesn't want to really know how to text or give it a go! Each to their own as I say, your probably better off Peggy not getting reliant on your cell, more power to you!!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I actually only carry one in my purse for emergency purposes. Hardly ever use it. I know...I am one of the few! My husband uses his all the time...so I guess it balances out. Ha!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi sunshine625, thanks for reading and leaving your comments! It is actually scary to think how short mobiles are actually in existence and how we cannot imagine life without them!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I was hoping to vote "everything" on the poll, but it wasn't there so I selected "social network sites." I seriously use my iPhone for everything, it's my BFF and assistant all rolled into one. I can't imagine how we survived without mobile phones. I never, ever want to go back there again. It seems cruel. Haha!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Bill, I am humbled thank you so much! Even if I am the receptionist at your "holiday destination for Plastic Surgeons" hub, Sassy Sue at Silicon Valley!! Ha! Great minds must be thinking alike as I am launching a hub today where your good self will be mentioned too! :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Check out my hub on Monday; chances are real good that you are mentioned....why? Because I like you! :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Om Paramapoonya, Ha! Yep, I have been guilty of that one too!! Appreciate you reading and commenting! :)

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Hehehehe this was a very interesting and entertaining read. I have to admit I sometimes use my cellphone to appear busy when I'm alone. lol

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks molometer, what a coincidence, ha! I just couldn't resist using the photo, so natural looking! Appreciate all your support, votes and sharing!:)

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have the very phone as the cat in the photo. It's a motorola clamshell and is at least 9 years old. I use it for making phone calls lol.

      It always gets a laugh when I get it out in public. : )

      Great hub all the buttons pressed and sharing.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vinaya, I remember too before we had mobile phones, I was in New Zealand for a year and now think how did I cope but I did and we all did, just life and technology move so fast the cell/mobile is now vital to us all. Thanks for reading and your comments are always welcome Vinaya!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Cellphones arrived in my country with the turn of the millennium. I remember what was like when we did not have cell phones. And I know how much miserable I will be if I don't have my cellphone.

      This is a wonderful article. Thanks for sharing.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill, Ha! what a hoot seeing a gondolier on his mobile! Says it all really! Thanks so much for your loyal support, you were one of my first followers and it is great to see how well your own hubs have evolved and been received. Thanks again for voting and sharing - Have a great day!

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great Hub Suzie. Oh how true.... I think it hit me when we were in Venice and I saw a gondolier with passengers and he was on his cell phone. Very funny take on what has become an indispensable tool for most people. The guy on the elephant and the cat just crack me up. Great job. Voting up, sharing, etc....

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi rajan, Thanks very much for taking time to read and comment, much appreciate your votes! Glad you enjoyed this unusual take on mobiles, sometimes my sense of humour is unleashed in my writing! :-)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      These are very interesting uses and though funny to read are indulged in no less.

      Thoroughly enjoyable read Suzie.

      Voted up, funny and interesting.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi prettynutjob30, (great name!) appreciate you and your "constant companion" reading and commenting! :)

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      Mary 5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Great hub I don't go anywhere without my "DROID"I say that in my best droid voice.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Glad you enjoyed Tammy - I had a bit of fun compiling it has to be said! When I think of the time I traveled to New Zealand for a year without a mobile phone, it makes me wonder how I coped! Appreciate your comments as always:)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      You did a great job of showing us how cell phones are used around the world. I had never given that much thought. This is highly creative and entertaining.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Appreciate that irvinetraveller! Decided to take a different path on mobile phones as I would not be a "Phone Nut" and wanted to show a bit of humor to this topic!

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      irvinetraveller 5 years ago from California

      What a great hub! Must be the funniest hub I have read.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill, apologies did reply like Josh earlier, definitely dark forces at play!!lol Glad you liked the photos, it is amazing the power of the cell globally! Appreciate you reading, commenting and your continued support:)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Josh, apologies, I did send reply but it must have taken wobbler for both you and Bill!! Maybe a message in that??LOL Thanks so much for your great comments and glad you enjoyed and identified with parts!! Appreciate your votes and support!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi MJ, Thanks so much for your great comments, votes and sharing - appreciate it greatly bud!! The world of mobiles is amazing when I thought "outside the box" so to speak! lol As I say, you gotta have a sense of humor in life!:)

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      mjkearn 5 years ago

      Hi Suzie HQ,

      WOW, Wonderful and definitely Wacky. Thoroughly enjoyed this hub, chuckled all the way and then exploded in a fit with the guy on the elephant.

      Love the cat and the teacher pic says it all. Fab hub and thanks so much for writing and sharing.

      Voting up, up and away and everything else I can do,

      MJ.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Okay, I thought the hub was pretty funny and then I got to the end and the final pictures and I damn near peed my pants. Unbelievable! I must live in the Stone Age because it never dawned on me how widespread these little buggers are until I saw the guy on the elephant. LOL

      Great hub Suzie!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Haha, I always double check the time LOL. I guess I am not alone on that one. Great hub Suzie! Voted up and funny!