Customs and Cultures Shaped by Mobile Phones

Pasay City, Philippines (PressExposure) January 12, 2009 -- Because of the revolution of mobile phones, several customs and cultures have been changed. Between the 1980s and the 2000s, the mobile phone has gone from being an expensive item used by the business elite to a pervasive, personal communications tool for the general population.

In most countries, mobile phones outnumber land-line phones, with fixed landlines numbering 1.3 billion but mobile subscriptions 3.3 billion at the end of 2007. Learn how to buy and send some mobile phones back to the Philippines by visiting an online Cellular Philippine Phone [] site.

In many markets from Japan and South Korea, to Scandinavia, to Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, most children age 8-9 have mobile phones and the new accounts are now opened for customers aged 6 and 7.

Where mostly parents tend to give hand-me-down used phones to their youngest children, in Japan already new cameraphones are on the market whose target age group is under 10 years of age, introduced by KDDI in February 2007. The USA also lags on this measure, as in the US so far, about half of all children have mobile phones. Visit an online Cellular Philippine Phone [] site if you ever wanted to buy and send mobile phones the easy and fast way.

In many young adults' households it has supplanted the land-line phone. Mobile phone usage is banned in some countries, such as North Korea and restricted in some other countries such as Burma.

Currently, texting is the most widely used data service; 1.8 billion users generated $80 billion of revenue in 2006 (source ITU). Many phones offer Instant Messenger services for simple, easy texting. Mobile phones have Internet service, offering text messaging via e-mail in Japan, South Korea, China, and India.

The mobile phone can be a fashion totem custom-decorated to reflect the owner's personality. This aspect of the mobile telephony business is, in itself, an industry, e.g. ringtone sales amounted to $3.5 billion in 2005. If you want an easy and fast way to send mobile phones back to the Philippines, then visit an online Cellular Philippine Phone [] site to learn how.

Though mobile phones helped shape our world today, mobile phone use can be an important matter of social discourtesy such as phones ringing during funerals or weddings; in toilets, cinemas and theatres.

Some book shops, libraries, bathrooms, cinemas, doctors' offices and places of worship prohibit their use, so that other patrons will not be disturbed by conversations. Some facilities install signal-jamming equipment to prevent their use, although in many countries, including the US, such equipment is illegal.

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Press Release Submitted On: January 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm
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