A mobile phone, landline phone or cell phone, sometimes shortened to just cell phone or just cell, phone, can make and receive telephone calls on a cellular radio frequency signal while the user is traveling within a phone service zone. Cellular phones are the most common type of phone used in the United States and around the world. The use of cellular phones has increased dramatically over the past several years and is now considered the norm for personal communication. In recent years many companies in the United States and throughout the world have created and are marketing cell phones with disposable phones.
These phones generally come equipped with voice calling features including three to seven ring tones, three to nine levels of volume, an incoming call queue, a caller ID, a finger print scanner, and a high-resolution display screen. Some phones come with a built-in miniature keyboard that includes punctuation and other important symbols and allows the user to enter text. Some phones also include data rates via a wireless local area network (LAN) connection and a USB modem or network adapter. Some of these phones also include a built-in miniature camera that contains an in-built digital video recorder that can be accessed via a USB port.
The popularity of the cell phone has increased tremendously in the past several years and consumers demand more from their devices than ever before. Consumers demand features such as text, picture and video, Internet browser, game software, music player and high-definition video. Companies that provide cell phones provide these features and applications via applications and programs that can be purchased as downloadable applications. Some of the most popular examples of these types of apps are text message software, weather alert services, time and date based services, and business applications. Some of the more popular examples of this type of software are excel, netdrive, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Java, Flash, JavaBB and several others.
Many cellular providers and wireless carriers offer new and unique mobile applications and programs for their customers at no additional cost. Users can download these special text message, picture and video message applications right from their smartphones. Many feature phones also offer extra functionalities that come with the programming such as instant messaging and web browsing. In addition, users can take advantage of features such as data roaming and voice calling plans through their smartphones. Many new feature phones also have a built-in camera that is capable of being used as a personal camera and uploaded to a personal account online.
With the increase in the usage of cell phones, there has been a great deal of innovation in the software and feature support for these devices. One of the biggest innovations is the introduction of applications that allow users to send and receive text messages while on the go. This allows the recipient to receive the text messages on their mobile phone instead of via a computer or e-mail. This type of application has taken over the function of text messaging by hand and has eliminated the need to carry a laptop or other portable media player with the user. The use of a smartphone makes it easier for recipients to know who sent them the text messages.
Another innovation is the introduction of the Verizon prepaid cell phone called the Verizon Anytime Mobile Phone (Moto E). The Verizon E connects to the Verizon Anytime Data Plan (MDB) via a USB modem and provides text messages, Internet access and other data speeds similar to the Verizon Mid-Band Network. The Verizon E also has the same dimensions as an ordinary cell phone and has the same features such as text messaging, voice mail, data and the Web browsing capabilities just like any other mid-band or carrier network provider. The Verizon E supports voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), so users can enjoy voice calling features like call waiting and call forwarding even though they are on a Wi-Fi network.