We are living in an electronic age. The whole world is taking a new turn with every fraction of time. It has given birth to globalization. The world has been contracted and concised at a tip.
There are a lot of new means of communication which have made our life so simple and easy going. Mobile phone can be seen as the most used present day phenomenon in this fast growing time. Mobile phone is a revolutionary step in the field of tele-communication.
We had the days when the telephones only served the purpose of communication through sound. Mobile phone has completely changed the concept of the telephoning. Now a phone is not only a mere phone but it is a lot in itself.
A mobile phone works on a unique networked system which needs no wiring, no fixation and no botheration. Originally it was used in cars, airlines, and passanger trains but increasingly it is becoming ubiquitous. It is basically low- power radio telephone. In this magical system calls go through radio transmitters that are located within small geographical unit which are known as cells.
Since each cell’s signals are too weak to interfere with those of other cells operating on the same frequencies and more channels can be used than would be possible with high power radio frequency transmission. Narrow-band frequency modulation (FM) is the most common mode of transmission, each message is assigned a carrier, unique to the cell from which it is transmitted.
The cellular phone was first tested in 1978. The cellular market in Britain alone had grown at a rapid rate to 8.5 million users by 1997. In Japan it is as high as one mobile phone per ten people. However, when the number of cellulars users had increased many new subscribers are low users. In the United Kingdom cable operators are giving some five lakh extra subscribers per month. Presently China tops the list of the mobile user countries. India does not lag behind. It is fast approaching to equallize or even supercedes the status of China.
When we think over the advantage of a cellular phone in comparison to the old rigid telephones, we can say that the greatest advantage of the cellular phone is that it can be used anywhere, anytime. It can send a message, store a date.
It can be used as computer and a whole world in one’s hand. As for the instant information, nature of a cellular phone it has an advantage in life controlled by the information that continues changing by a minute unit of advanced information oriented society. Exchange of information has become do at sight by what was telephoned anywhere. By it, update speed of the whole information has become fast. No doubt, it has changed the whole scenario of the world.
The cellular phone or the mobile phone has become necessity for today’s world. But the new generation is misusing it by distorting its uses. Some innocent people are being exploited through it. MMS, video clippings, picture messaging are some of the ways which are being misused. There should be strict legal procedure against such distortion of this cellular age.
One cannot deny the change in life with the change of time but when this change is over-exposed it is called pollution. We must balance these two phenomena in order to create a healthy world.