Almost everyone has one these days. It is light. It can fit in your pocket. It
keeps you connected to people. It takes photographs. It is one of the most
useful inventions of the modern age. What is it ? It is the mobile phone.
mobile phone, also known as the cell phone, is first and foremost a tool for
communication. It functions like a telephone. However, its small size makes it
possible for us to carry it with us wherever we go. Its portability allows us to
contact others and allows others to contact us no matter where we are. It makes
it convenient for people to communicate for both social and business purposes.
This device is especially useful in the event of emergencies such as when we get
lost or when we need to tell someone something urgently.
Another useful function of the mobile phone is that it allows us to send and
receive short messages. To convey a message, we only need to type out the
message and press `send'. The message will be stored in the recipient's phone
and he or she can choose when and whether to read it. After that, the message
can be kept for future reference, sent to someone else to read or deleted. This
feature is really useful for people to share information and to keep in contact.
Mobile phones today have multi-functions. They do not only function as
telephones. Most models of mobile phones now have another useful feature which
is the built-in camera, so now we can take photographs anytime we want. Cameras
are bulky so people do not usually carry them around all the time. A phone with
camera function is handy. We can take photos of friends we meet unexpectedly, or
capture pictures of funny and unusual situations. Some mobile phones even have a
video function so we can record an event. Best of all, we can share these photos
and videos with others via the Internet.
In conclusion, the mobile phone is one of the most useful devices ever
invented. It is useful for communicating in normal circumstances and also in
emergencies due to its portability. Its additional features also enable people
to share information and even photographs easily. Hence, it is no wonder that
everyone, from the young to the old, regard the mobile phone as a must-have.