How Does a Mobile Phone Work?
A mobile phone (often called a hand phone, pocket phone, or cellphone) is usually a little tiny portable hand-held gadget. When placed next to a receiver, it becomes a mini telephone that can send and receive calls. If the mobile phone becomes too far from the receiving cell to pick up a call, then the cell on the receiving end sends out a signal to another cell across the network to notify the receiving cell of the loss of the call. Then a computer chip on the receiving end of the line receives the signal and displays the number on the caller ID. This is the technology behind the reception of a call through the cellular network.
In other words, a mobile phone is a device that can be used with the cellular network to make calls. Hand held phones like the Blackberry and Android are a few examples of this type of mobile device. Smartphones, also commonly referred to as “uber-touch” or “unlocked” smartphones, are different. They are unlocked so that they can use any cell service provider that is providing the service in the area where the user lives. The advantage to these types of smart phones is that users can use any SIM card in any wireless plan, even in other countries.
There are many ways in which a mobile phone can be used to connect to a cell phone network. Many different carriers and operators make various types of handsets available to customers. These devices are usually referred to as mobile phones. The typical mobile phone has a touch screen display, a speaker system, and a speaker which plugs into the base station. Most providers have packages that include access to talktime, SMS messaging, and free mobile Internet access.