The cellular phone has created vistas of communication avenues, and has enabled
all who choose to own one, to never be out of touch again.
The cellular phone serves as an extension and a facilitator for business. No longer
is it necessary for the sales person to go back to the office to place an order into the
computer. The doctor is never too far away from a phone .Cellular phones are becoming
an integral part of the business world. The application of the cellular phones to business
applications are endless.
The cellular phone has even serves as a crime deterrent. In Dade County Florida,
a nine month study in 11 neighborhoods showed a tremendous decrease in burglaries,
robberies, and thefts. This decrease was due to the use of cellular phones by the
neighborhood crime watch groups.
The Richmond Times Dispatch in a reported article stated that, “Emergency call
placed on cellular phones are rising rapidly. People are reporting drunk drivers and
staying a safe distance behind them to lead the police to the exact location..
The Virginia State Police reported 100 calls to 911 in a single day back in June 1997.
These calls consisted of reports of traffic accidents, drunken driving, vehicle and brush
fires, and some crimes in progress..
A woman involved in a car accident was hanging upside down in her car by her
seat belt. Being in that position, she could not reach her cell phone to call for help.
Fortunately, two men showed up at the scene with cell phone and summoned help.
Obviously, the list of advantages for the cellular phone could run on ad infinitum,
for the causes and effects could also be customized for personal usage.