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How to Keep Your Cell Phone From Taking Over Your Life

Written by Administrator on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 in Cell Phone Tips.

Cellphone Life ConsumedCell phones have become much more then simply a means of communicating with others. Instead, they have evolved into portable, multi-media centers. Many cell phones contain built-in computers, video recording capabilities and cameras. With the ability to both call and text family members and friends, traditional communication has taken a beating. While I fully recognize the value of the cell phone, I have to be honest when I say that it has taken over many of our lives. Some people are unwilling to go anywhere without their cell phone. Others will completely ignore the people that they’re with, in order to text or talk to someone else. Below are several things that people can do to prevent their cell phone from taking over their life.

a. When out and about with someone only use the phone for emergencies: It is incredibly rude to be hanging out with someone, take a call from someone else and then continue to talk to that person, while the other person sits there alone. If you are supposed to spend time with someone, than you need to do exactly that. Stay off the phone. This includes sending and receiving texts, unless it is an emergency.

b. Get off your phone while driving: There are very few reasons why a person needs to be talking on their cell phone while they are driving. Talking on the phone while driving is very dangerous. In fact, some studies have shown that it is as dangerous as driving drunk.

c. Never text while behind the wheel: Texting may be even worse than talking on the phone while driving because a person is forced to use their hands while texting. Everyone knows that a driver’s hands need to be on the wheel. Too many fatal accidents have occurred because someone just had to send a text while driving.

d. Hang up the phone while out to dinner: When a person is out to eat, people should refrain from having a long and loud conversation on the phone. Not only is this rude to the person they are dining with but also so for the other patrons in the restaurant. No one wants to hear someone else’s phone conversation while they are trying to enjoy a nice dinner out.

e. Visit people in person every now and again: It is perfectly okay to visit someone in person. There are communication options aside from sending texts or calling them on the phone. A good old-fashion, face-to-face visit is often much appreciated from time to time.

Cell phones have become an important part of our culture. We have come to rely on them and may even be a bit spoiled by how convenient they are as well as their ability to connect us not only to our family members and friends but to people all over globe. The ability to use the internet, play games, watch TV, record and share videos makes our cell phones multi-media outlets of sorts. This can be both positive and negative. Either way, it is important to prevent our cell phones from taking over our lives. A willingness to continue to connect in traditional ways is a great place to start.

How To Choose A Right Cell Phone

Written by Administrator on Sunday, November 14th, 2010 in Cell Phone Tips.

You would probably be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t have a cell phone. Everyone seems to have one and many are wary of going any place without it. Some people can’t seem to live without theirs. They have become dependent upon it. While it is true that some people a bit fanatic when it comes to their cell phone, they do have a number of very important functions (I really can’t imagine what life was like before them) and thus choosing the right cell phone is very important.

There are a number of things that individuals should consider when shopping for a cell phone. They include a person’s particular needs, price, aesthetics, whatever extras come with the phone and the service plan. We will take a closer look at these considerations below.

a. Need: One of the first things that a person will want to think about when looking for a cell phone is your particular needs. Do they spend a lot of time on the phone? If not, then it might not be necessary to spend a lot of money on a fancy phone if they don’t need it. On the other hand, if a person uses their phone a great deal and are somewhat dependent on it, then it may make sense to spend a little more money on it.

b. Price: Price will be a consideration for many people. If a person doesn’t have a big budget, then spending a lot of money on a cell phone may not be a good idea. Thankfully, it is possible to buy a pretty good phone for relatively little money. In order to find something that fits in ones budget, it might be necessary to get a basic phone instead of one with all of the extras. The latter tend to be more expensive.

c. Service Plan: Check out the service plan of any cell phone you are thinking about buying. It might be possible to purchase an expensive phone cheaply if a person is willing to sign up with a particular company’s service plan. Many will require that their customers sign on for a period of 1-2 years. It is important to make sure that the plan is acceptable and offers a good value.

d. Aesthetics: Today’s phones are extremely stylish. They are available in a myriad of colors and styles. Individuals should look for a phone that is aesthetically pleasing. Chances are, you they be able to find something that they like which is pretty important considering that a person will be carrying around their cell phone wherever they go.

e. The Extras: It is possible to purchase a cell phone with a built-in music player, camera, video recorder and a myriad of other “extras.” Many of these “extras” are now standard and can be had pretty cheaply. Look for those phones which offer the most “extras” as possible but which are priced affordably.

When considering which cell phone to buy, it is important that a person knows exactly what type of phone they need to be looking for. This will make the process much easier while lessening the likelihood that they will spend more money then they want to. Before a person goes shopping for their next cell phone they should consider what extras are being offered by the telephone company, the aesthetics of the phone, the cost of service plan (and relevant restrictions), need and cost of the phone. Narrowing down the aforementioned should make the process pretty easy.

Does My Pre-teen Need A Cell Phone?

Written by Administrator on Saturday, November 6th, 2010 in Cell Phone Tips.

Does your pre-teen need a cell phone? Well, maybe. Below will discuss why they might and why they might not. Hopefully, after reading this article, you will have a good grasp on the pros and cons of pre-teens owning cell phones so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to purchase your pre-teen a mobile phone.

Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Pre-teen a Cell Phone
a. For safety: This world is no longer a friendly place. There are ‘nutjobs’ all over looking to do harm to your kids and mine. While a cell phone can’t necessarily save them from every “crazy,” it does allow them to quickly call for help if they find themselves in trouble or believe that trouble is brewing.

b. To communicate: Kids today lead busy lives. Their schedules are often times just as jam packed as us adults. Talking on the cell phone might be necessary to coordinate schedules, pick-ups and drop-offs.

c. Everyone else their age probably has one: I know for some parents this won’t be a very strong argument. However, it’s worth mentioning. A mom or dad may consider getting their son or daughter a cell phone because other kids their age have one. Having a cell phone would allow them to more easily connect and communicate with their friends.
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Cellphone tips from the experts

Written by Administrator on Friday, November 30th, 2007 in Cell Phone Tips.

Tip No. 1: TV Shows on mobile phones

Mobile phones that offer video capabilities have been existence for quite some time now. TV Shows on mobile, however, are not that common yet. The best that a mobile phone plan has to offer currently are clips of video from TV shows such as ESPN and the “Daily Show” from Comedy Central. Other mobile phone manufacturers are still in the development stage in providing phones that are designed to view live video feeds from high-speed network providers. In the future, not only will people’s favorite TV shows be shown on mobile but also new shows which will be designed only for the mobile phone.

Tip No. 2: Pre-paid against Post-paid plans.

Pre-paid bonuses? Yes! It is often mistaken that there are no add-ons when it comes to pre-paid mobile phones. Mobile carriers like Liberty Wireless and Tracfone including also some major mobile access providers do offer bonuses for their pre-paid lines. This makes the users very happy and the lawyers grumpy.

A carrier providing pre-paid mobile services includes bonuses to beat the competition offering the same pre-paid services. Most carriers offer the usual call waiting, voice mail, 911 connect, caller ID and long distance nationwide services. As an added extra bonus, more carriers provide unlimited calls and text for a certain period in days, weeks or months. It depends on the type of loading that is chosen.

When comparing mobile phone plans you can visit sites like wirefly.com and compare them. If bonuses or extra perks are not indicated on these sites you can always request it from the carriers.
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