Recognizing common cellular phone problemsWritten by Tim Gorman
Cellular phones are in schools, banks, malls, and homes across country. While cellular phones have been an important technological advancement, theyíre not without their drawbacks.
Reliability is one of most significant disadvantages of cellular phones. Many people have replaced their land-line home phones with cellular phones, but this could prove problematic in a true emergency. If your house is on fire, dead batteries and weak signals are last things you should be worrying about. Dropping your land-line service may seem like an easy way to save a few dollars, but in most cases itís not worth risk.
Cell phones can also be easily damaged by improper handling and storage. Non-repairable corrosion can result if you expose your cellular phone to water or use wet hands to push buttons. Exposing your cellular phone to excessive heat can damage battery or internal components. Leaving your cell phone in extremely cold temperatures could possibly cause a temporary loss of screen display.
Safer cell phone use for driversWritten by Tim Gorman
Cell phones are great for people on-the-go, but talking on your cellular phone while driving can be downright dangerous. The safest choice is to avoid using your phone while driving, but thatís not always possible. Cellular accessories can help make it safer to use your cell phone in your vehicle.
The first choice for hand-free cell phone use is to purchase an earset. These cellular accessories have two main advantages. Compared to a speakerphone, microphone is closer to your mouth when youíre using an earset. Earsets are also least expensive cellular accessories for hands-free cell phone use. However, keeping wires from becoming tangled while youíre driving is sometimes problematic.
Speakerphones that plug into your carís cigarette lighter are best choice for people who frequently use their cellular phone while driving. The primary advantage of using a speakerphone is that your hands are completely free. Another benefit is that these cellular accessories also serve as cell phone holders and battery chargers. However, people may have more trouble hearing you since speakerphone's microphone is typically farther way from your mouth than with an earset.