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Cellular mobile communications technology

Cellular mobile communications technology uses cellular technology for all mobile phone networks. Many small-interconnected transmitters are part of cellular technology. Another main concept of cellular technology is the “multiple accesses” aspect. This means that multiple voice or data connections are inserted into a single radio channel. Mobile phones are also referred to as “cell phones” because of cellular technology.

A tiny microphone inside a mobile phone converts the sounds of your voice into the same pattern of electrical signals. A microchip embedded in the portable phone converts these electrical signals into strings of numbers. A radio wave transmits these numbers to the nearest cell phone mast. The mast receives the signals and passes them on to its base station. The base station routes the cells from inside the cell phone to the final destination.

Mobile phone electronicsElectronics display inside a mobile phone

A cell phone handset contains a radio transmitter and a radio receiver. The radio transmitter sends out radio signals from the mobile phone. The radio receiver is the receptacle for incoming signals from other cell phones. The cell phone radio transmitter and receiver are not very high-powered. Cell phones are not able to send signals across long distances. Instead, these cell phones depend upon masts to send out signals at longer distances away from the phone. Masts are huge, high-powered antennas. Cellular mobile communications is comprised of individual cell phones communicating with the corresponding local mast and base stations. Each base station picks up faint signals from many cell phones and routes each one to its corresponding final destination.

Cellular mobile communications "apps"

    Free music for mobile phones and other entertainment software are helping to make owning a mobile phone appealing for the first time prospective buyer. It seems that mobile phones have apps for everything. You can listen to music, watch television, find information about your favorite sports team, read the news, find a new recipe, play games, and find other available entertainment and multimedia applications for smartphones. 

 We are living in an “apps culture” thanks to the widespread usage of mobile technology. Cellular mobile communications technology has evolved from a voice communication device, a multi-channel device and finally to an Internet accessible mini-computer. The mobile phone technology consumer has a large selection of mobile software applications or “apps” from which to choose. The term “app” is another shortened term for software applications designed to run on mobile phone operating systems. Mobile apps may be built on many different platforms.

 The most popular apps provide some form of entertainment. Free music for mobile phones, games, food, travel, video, movies, social networking, audio books, e-Book readers and sports are some examples of popular apps. Other apps help people find needed information or help them accomplish necessary tasks. Weather, news, banking, shopping, traveling, in learning, maps and navigation is some examples of these types of apps. There are 82 percent of adults owning a mobile phone. Of these, approximately 43 percent use software applications or “apps” on their smartphones. 

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