What Good Effects Have Mobile Phones Had On Society

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The Effect Of Mobile Phones On Society There are many reasons why people own and use mobile phones; they are a big part of society today, so much so that as a mobile phone owner myself, it is difficult to imagine what life would be like without one.

Presently there are over sixty million people world wide who own a mobile phone.

One main effect of owning a mobile phone on society is that people can be contacted when they are not at home or in their place of work. This is useful in business if a member of staff has to regularly leave the office. A mobile phone allows regular contact, even speaking on a mobile phone while driving is feasible if a hands free kit is owned. An example of this is with estate agents who have to leave the office to show people around properties and also have office work.

Mobile phones help to keep everyone co-ordinated and organised in the work place.

We are a very sociable species, people love to talk and keep in good contact with friends and loved ones, mobile phones have had a very positive effect on this although phone calls from a mobile phone or to a mobile phone are more expensive than a land line you can be sure to get hold of the person who you want to contact.

Mobile phones can also be used to send a text message which is a cheaper alternative to ringing someone which will allow people to keep in contact even if they haven't got much money. The pre pay mobile phones use credit bought and then put into the phone which means that the owner can make phone calls that they have already paid for, therefore prevents people getting into dept due...