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Mobile phones are used all over the world for different purposes. In this essay, we will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile phones.

Dr Martin Cooper is considered the inventor of the first portable handset and the first person to make a call on a portable cell phone, in April 1973. This portable phone had numerous features never seen before. It revolutionised communication throughout the world.  

Below is a picture of the first portable cell phone and its features:

Name: Motorola Dyna-Tac
Size: 9 x 5 x 1.75 inches
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Display: None
Number of Circuit Boards: 30
Talk time: 35 minutes
Recharge Time: 10 hours
Features: Talk, listen, dial


Mobile phones have many advantages. Some of these advantages include:

  • To call different services in case of an emergency.
  • To contact people who may not have access to a landline.
  • To keep in touch with people regardless of where they are.
  • To send text, picture and video messages for various purposes.
  • They are getting cheaper.
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Many people own mobile phones (see Fig.1) as they have so many advantages. Below is a graph showing the results of a survey in the U.K. The 100 people who took part in this survey were asked, “Do you own a mobile phone?”

 Figure 1

In many businesses today mobile phone communication can be vital for the success of the business. For example, before the invention of the mobile phone, customers in urgent need to speak to an employee would have had to leave a message or return another time. However, with mobile phone communication customers ...

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Summary This piece of work contains some useful information on the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones. The writer has picked out some good ideas of how they think the technology of mobiles has positive and negative impacts on people. Some suggestions for improvement... 1. More examples need to be provided for the advantages and disadvantages. Most of the advantages seen by some users can be viewed as disadvantages by others. So for example, "Being contactable all the time provided there is a signal" could then be explained in terms of being a disadvantage and then as an advantage. 2. More information about the data collected by surveys - who were the audience, when was the data collected, how was the data collected and what is the best way to present the findings. 3. Balance - there is quite an emphasis on the health implications and this overrides the other points that have been made. If the other points were addressed in as much detail then this would be a very well rounded piece of work. The quality of written communication is generally good although "phone" should really be "telephone" of be preceded by an apostrophe " 'phone". As it stands this is a 3 star piece of work. It is too short to contain a real evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of mobiles but it shows promise.