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Conventional and Cellular Phones

In this area we will discuss electronic devices commonly used for communication, specifically, conventional phones and cellular phones. On the surface, these devices seem self-explanatory. However, few are familiar with their applications beyond the obvious.

Conventional Phones

What do we exactly mean when we speak of "conventional phones?" They're the phone systems you're most familiar with. They typically consist of a base unit and handset (which may not be connected together, making it a "cordless" phone). The base unit will have a cord running from it to an outlet in the wall.

The outlet in the wall links your phone to a broad network of other phones allowing you to make and receive calls to and from remote locations. The telephone is indeed a technology that many take for granted.

The immediate applications for a conventional phone are fairly obvious. They provide the user with a reliable and stable method of audio communication with another individual. But why limit yourself? With the proper setup, phones can replace intercoms in a home.

A small business can have several phones share a a few lines. Almost every conceivable type of data can be transmitted through phone lines. The possibilities are endless.

Cellular Phones

Cellular phones were once a luxury item of the upper class. They were fairly large and unreliable. But thanks to advancements in technology, cellular phones are quite affordable and increasingly reliable. Cellular phones can be utilized in a personal or business environment. In a personal setting, parents frequently equip their children with cellular phones so they keep in contact. In fact, for some households the cellular phone has replaced the conventional phone.

The rates are often comparable and the added mobility is an added convenience. In a business setting, cellular phones allow employees to make "on-the-fly" calls. When it comes to purchasing a cellular phone, there are 2 key factors to consider: the cellular phone and the calling plan.

Conventional Phones - What do we exactly mean when we speak of "conventional phones?" They're the phone systems you're most familiar with.

They typically consist of a base unit and handset (which may not be connected together, making it a "cordless" phone). The base unit will have a cord running from it to an outlet in the wall.

The outlet in the wall links your phone to a broad network of other phones allowing you to make and receive calls to and from remote locations. The telephone is indeed a technology that many take for granted.

The immediate applications for a conventional phone are fairly obvious. They provide the user with a reliable and stable method of audio communication with another individual. But why limit yourself? With the proper setup, phones can replace intercoms in a home. A small business can have several phones share a a few lines. Almost every conceivable type of data can be transmitted through phone lines. The possibilities are endless.