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Comparison and contrast of calling on a cellphone and a regular phone
First off, both cellphone or mobile phone and regular or landline phone serve a purpose in communicating. Through the years, they have become a basic part of our everyday lives. Cellphone and regular phones both offer the services of voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding, and other fundamental features. However, there is a wide-range of differences between using a cellphone and a landline phone when it comes to deciding which of the two services will meet your needs.
A regular phone’s service is operated via landline and it may only be used for receiving and making calls at home or office. A cellphone, on the other hand, is operated by cell sites, and is very handy that it can fit almost anywhere—in your pockets, bags, etc. providing more convenience to the service user. In addition to its handiness, a cellphone may include other features such as camera, GPS, music player, and it can also be used to access internet data—which the regular phone lacks (Horst and Miller 2006).
In spite of this convenience brought by cellphones, there is a drawback to having a cellphone with this kind of sensational features. With regular phones, you do not have to worry about switching the power off during important meetings and/or events, as compared to cellphones. In addition to this, regular phones are proven to be more reliable when it comes to the quality of service since it can withstand power outage brought by natural calamities such as storms and earthquakes. Cellphones become of little use during catastrophes because more often than not, they lose service when cell sites are interrupted.
In summary, with reliability as its basis, a regular phone is more trusted than a cellphone—in terms of cost efficiency, security, as well as quality. However, we cannot really determine which of the two is more practical since both offer different qualities that can serve us in different times since we cannot really predict when or where our needs will arise.
Horst, H. & Miller, D. The cellphone: An anthropology of communication. Oxford, England: