1. Introduction to mobile phones

Not so long ago, in fact the early '90s, mobile phones were large, cumbersome, expensive devices.

old mobile phoneOften called the 'brick' for obvious reasons as you can see in the photo opposite.

But business people could see the value of being able to communicate on the move so they were willing to pay the price and put up with the inconvenience.

Gradually over the next twenty years prices dropped and the devices got smaller and smarter.

At the same time and just as important, the radio mast network that supports the mobile phone now covers almost all of the country with just a few 'dead spots' in remote places.

Mobile phones have come of age.

This mini-web covers the features of mobile phones and the decisions you need to make when choosing one.