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  Mobile phone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A mobile phone, also known as a cellphone or cellular phone, is a portable electronic device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area (compare cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range).
After they gave the name "cell" to the zone covered by each antenna, it was a natural choice for them to apply the term "cellular" to both the technology and the phones that ran on it.
The remaining 1G phones are still refered to as mobifon, while GSM phones are refered to by most as dzhiesem, although it is looked down upon by some.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cell_phone   (3251 words)

  
 cell phones
Because cell phones are so cheap to produce, and technology is changing so rapidly, new phones will soon have an obsolescence of a year or less, making it even more important to have programs set up for environmentally-safe disposal.
If you are upgrading your cell phone or have an old one sitting around, you have two options: recycle your phone for reuse of its raw materials, or donate your phone for refurbishment and redistribution.
Send in your obsolete cell phone with their postpaid label and 10 percent of the recycling proceeds will be donated to the San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
www.worldwise.com /reccelphon.html   (684 words)

  
 CNN.com - New switching rules may trash millions of cell phones - Oct. 31, 2003
Cell phones are shown in a pile at ReCellular Inc., a company that refurbishes or recycles old handsets.
If predictions hold true, millions of cell phones will be put out to pasture starting in late November under a new rule allowing people to keep their phone numbers when switching cellular carriers.
Most of the toxic substances in cell phones are contained in the circuit board, the liquid crystal display of the screen, and the battery.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/ptech/10/31/sprj.ws.cellphone.garbage.ap   (951 words)

  
 Cell Phones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Adlkofer advised against the use of a mobile phone when an alternative fixed line phone was available, and recommended the use of a headset connected to a cell phone whenever possible.
Cell phones are becoming increasingly popular, yet most of us are unaware of the damage they are doing to our brains by exposing us to this radiation.
Additionally, cell phones have been associated with a 200-300% increase neuroepithelial tumours that occur on the same side of the brain that the cell phone was being used on.
tuberose.com /Cell_Phones.html   (11385 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Cell phones - do they cause cancer?
Cell phones have been in use since the 1980s.
Every cell phone manufacturer is required to report the RF exposure of each of its phone models to the FCC.
This leaves the effects of cell phone use on children unclear, but taking the same steps outlined for adults with your children may help to reduce the potential risks.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/007151.htm   (786 words)

  
 SatireWire | MAD COWS USE CELL PHONES
Cell phone manufacturers — already plagued by studies connecting cell phones to cancers and brain abnormalities — immediately dismissed the British claims.
"To even insinuate that cell phones could somehow be the cause of this disease is as absurd as the notion that cows could use cell phones at all," said Nokia spokesperson Nigel Wanthorpe.
The cell phone diagnosis, however, gives victims and cattle farmers hope that the disease can be treated by prohibiting livestock from using cellular technology, and that they can now sue the burgeoning wireless industry ex puga amplus, which is a legal term for half a million pounds.
www.satirewire.com /news/0101/madcow.shtml   (497 words)

  
 Cell phone facts and statistics
You can get the rating for a specific cell phone at the Federal Communications Commission Web site if you have the FCC identification number for the phone and if the phone is new enough to be listed.
He says his cell phones caused the growth of two tumors and a surrounding cancer field on the right side of his head where he held the phone.
Even as major cell phone manufacturers argued that phones pose no health risks, the companies were filing patents for devices designed to protect users from radiation emitted by the phones.
www.networkworld.com /research/2001/0702featside.html   (831 words)

  
 Hold the Phone? Radiation from cell phones hurts rats' brains: Science News Online, Feb. 22, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A single 2-hour exposure to the microwaves emitted by some cell phones kills brain cells in rats, a group of Swedish researchers claims.
Adolescent rats were exposed for 2 hours to GSM phones at one of three power levels: 0.01, 0.1, or 1 watt (W).
Cell phones typically operate at a peak output power of 0.6 W. Examination of the animals' brain tissue 50 days later revealed that up to 2 percent of the brain cells of rats that had received cell-phone radiation exposures of 0.1 watt or greater were dead or dying.
www.sciencenews.org /20030222/fob1.asp   (609 words)

  
 GPS Cell Phones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This mandate is a response to a large number of emergency calls being made on cell phones.
In addition to location information for emergencies, cell phone customers hope to use this new technology to enjoy other services such as driving directions and entertainment information.
The compact size of cell phones has made them more convenient to carry in a pocket, and, now, with the ability to pinpoint a caller’s location, the cell phone can become a customized lifeline.
www.compukiss.com /populartopics/tech_gadgetshtm/article691.htm   (402 words)

  
 Cell phones: Cell phone reviews, Mobile phone reviews, Wireless phones - CNET reviews
Since choosing a headset for your cell phone can be just as confusing as choosing the phone itself, CNET has tested some models to see how they measure up.
Today's cell phones have mobile games that are so cool, they may relegate the phone functionality of your handset to a close second place.
With so many phones available today, each with their strong and weak points, it was no easy feat to pick the best handsets.
reviews.cnet.com /Cell_phones/2001-3504_7-0.html   (643 words)

  
 Platinum cell phones
Cell phones containing platinum are likely to hit the market next year after an announcement by Japan's DoCoMo that it will start shipping 3G phones that will use fuel cells instead of batteries.
While mass market commercial fuel cell shipments remain elusive, the year 2004 may prove to be the moment of truth.
The quality of sleep for Australia's 12 million mobile phone users is not affected by calls on mobiles before bedtime, according to the world's largest independent study into mobile phones and sleep quality....
www.cellular-news.com /story/9397.shtml   (952 words)

  
 Cell Phone News + Reviews
I'm surprised at the lasting power of this phone given that cell phones these days are introduced every week and become "old" within a few months.
The quick thinking woman whipped out her 1.3 megapixel Samsung P777 camera cell phone and snapped a photo which was posted to Flickr for all the world to see and comment.
The Sony Ericsson S710a is a GSM camera cell phone with a large swiveling display.
www.cellphonenews.net   (2041 words)

  
 Mobile phones - Answerbag FAQ
Unlocking a phone is not always the good idea that it seems, as an unlocked phone is not technically the same as a phone that was never locked, at the very least your warranty will probably be invalidated.
For example, older phones with extendable antennas are supposed to be better, because the antenna is not inside the phone and thus further away from your head.
Cordless landline phones are limited in range because they can only communicate with their base station, as opposed to cellphones which can communicate with multiple cell phone towers.
www.answerbag.com /c_view.php/69   (5935 words)

  
 Cell Phone Accessories,Nokia Cell Phones,Motorola Mobile Phone Batteries,Cellular Accessories,Cell Phone ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cell phone chargers that work with your laptop, car, at home, or anywhere.
Cell phones are best protected with these cases.
Cell phones are best used with headsets for your personal safety.
www.cellularfactory.com   (271 words)

  
 ZDNet's Business Buying Guide: Cell phones - ZDNet: Reviews
For the average consumer, choosing a cell phone often comes down to cosmetics and personal preferences: size, color, ease of use, and ring-tone selection.
For the small-business customer, however, choosing the right cell phone should always be a matter of substance over style.
These phones are larger and much more expensive than standard handsets, often costing as much as $600, but they eliminate the need for two separate devices.
reviews-zdnet.com.com /Cell_Phone_Business_Buying_Guide/4520-6454_16-5080062.html   (870 words)

  
 Mobile electronics - Wireless handheld devices - Mobile devices - CNET reviews
Typing e-mails and text messages on a standard cell phone keypad can be maddening.
That's why a cell phone with a keyboard can be a big help to your patience and your thumbs.
As the number of Bluetooth cell phones begins to catch up with the number of available Bluetooth headsets, CNET's editors test 13 models to see which offer the best mix of form and function.
reviews.cnet.com /Cell_phones/2001-3488_7-0.html   (422 words)

  
 cell phones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Cell Phones for Soldiers program was started in April of 2004 by Donate $700 to Cell Phones for Soldiers to send this phone and two years of
Cell phone news, reviews, coverage details (by US zipcode) and discussion forums.
Expert cell phone reviews, videos, forums, most popular mobile phones and wireless phones, buying guides, and resources to find the best cell phone for you.
aplus-cellular.blogspot.com   (1183 words)

  
 Cell Phones / Mobile Phones Forum - Cell Phone (Cellular Phones) and Mobile Phone Discussion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chat about the best cell phone plans, prepaid cell phone plans, cheap cell phone plans and all other cell phone service plans.
Cell Phone / Cell Phones and Mobile Phone / Mobile Phones Discussion
Discuss any general cell phone / mobile phones topics in this forum, which is not related to a specific manufacturer.
www.talkcellphones.com   (869 words)

  
 Cell Phone Recycling Donation - Donate Old Used Cellular phone to Recycle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Reports on the Charitable Recycling Program for used cell phone disposal, get the facts from Inform's report.
Because cell phones and their batteries contain many hazardous materials that can harm the environment if not disposed of properly, it's important to know how and where to recycle e-waste in an environmentally-responsible way.
The Charitable Recycling Program encourages the donation of used cell phones and will provide a monetary contribution to charity for each cell phone donated, regardless of age or condition.
www.charitablerecycling.com /CR/home.asp   (293 words)

  
 Compare cell phones, cellular plans, and read unbiased cell phone reviews
If a phone sneaked past us, please tell us so we can enter it into our constantly growing database.
The latest news from around the globe about cell phones and the industry.
Out of a number of camera phones, this was the one that I picked.
www.cellphones.ca   (739 words)

  
 Cell Phones: Plans With Cash Back, Free Phone & Accessories.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cell Phones: Plans With Cash Back, Free Phone and Accessories.
Open face cell phones can accidently be turned on and/or numbers dialed when your carrying your phone in your pocket.
To prevent this, most open face cell phones have a combination of keys you can punch to lock and unlock the keypad.
www.fxcell.com   (73 words)

  
 Hop-on.com :: Cell Phones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We offer a large variety of GSM cell phones, from the low-cost HOP1803 to the high-end HOP1850 and everything in between.
Our CDMA line of phones is quickly growing to include phones with better technology and more attractive designs.
New phones, such as our HOP1993 MP3 phone, have just been added and will soon be available.
www.hop-on.com /cellphones.html   (146 words)

  
 Cell Phones - Wireless Phones - Camera Phones - Boston.com - Boston.com
The Motorola Rokr E1 takes a step toward integrating a usable audio jukebox into a functional cell phone, but the 100-song limit and the slow processor performance will disappoint iPod users looking to carry a single do-it-all device.
Cell phone editor Kent German discusses which brand of cell phone offers the best reception.
This week, cell phone editor Kent German discusses cell phone memory cards, using a Sprint phone overseas, and how to create your own ring tones.
www.boston.com /business/personaltech/cellphones   (217 words)

  
 III - Cell Phones & Driving
Drivers who are distracted by talking on a cell phone or dialing numbers while they are driving are causing more and more accidents.
Some municipalities have banned using cell phones while driving because it has caused such a major problem.
If you must talk while you drive, the safest way is to have a hands-free cell phone cradle installed in your car so you can speak while driving with two hands.
www.iii.org /individuals/auto/lifesaving/cellphones   (180 words)

  
 Free Cellular Phones: Free Cellular Phones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To keep up with the latest news try our cell phone news section.
There are three types of cell phone batteries currently available and each has their advantages and disadvantages.
Among Japanese commuters a new use for cell phones is emerging.
www.ziryx.com   (409 words)

  
 Used Cell Phones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Free emergency cell phone programs for the elderly, women, and children at risk.
Sustainable programs to collect and redistribute donated cell phones and equipment from individuals, organizations, and companies.
Lost and found advertising space for misplaced cell phones.
www.usedcellphones.com   (79 words)

  
 Compare Cell Phone Plans with Free Cell Phones from Cellspider.com
This phone is as advanced as it is desirable.
This flip phone is super-popular – and with almost 6 hours of talk time, it's...
Los Altos has released a draft of its proposed ordinance governing new cell phone towers.
www.cellspider.com   (268 words)

  
 Cell Phones And Cellular Phone Accessories
This site contains a lot of technical tips and articles on how to save your money while you are calling through cell phones.
If you travel a lot and communication is very expensive for you, then your problem is solved because you are here.
A complete collection of recourses regarding cell phones is also expected.
www.cellular4.com   (140 words)

  
 Business 2.0 - Web Guide - Cellular Phones -e1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Includes coverage maps for the two most popular cell technologies, GSM and CDMA, which can be browsed by country.
Brings together the rates and service plans for all of the US PCS carriers, as well as detailed specifications on all of the phones available for use on their networks.
Extensive articles provide in-depth information on how cell phones work and the technology behind the cellular industry.
www.business2.com /b2/webguide/0,17811,3748,00.html   (285 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Cell Phones Work"
These days, cell phones provide an incredible array of functions, and new ones are being added at a breakneck pace.
In this article, we will discuss the technology behind cell phones so that you can see how amazing they really are.
If you are thinking about buying a cell phone, be sure to check out How Buying a Cell Phone Works to learn what you should know before making a purchase.
www.howstuffworks.com /cell-phone.htm   (246 words)

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