Cell phones have become a “Must Have” in today’s society. Some people obtain a cell phone as a want, others as a need. When I was a teenager, I had one as a want because most of my friends had one. All I used my cell phone for was to text my friends non-stop and occasionally call my family members. However, I need a cell phone in case of an emergency, to make phone calls, and to use as a GPS.
An emergency can occur at any time, day, or place. The Federal Communications Commission estimates “Seventy percent of 911 calls are made from mobile devices.” A few years ago, I had a different kind of emergency. I was on my way to work and realized I left my phone at home. I did not have enough time to go back and get it, or I would have been late for work. My tire popped; I had no phone to call for help, and I felt it was too dangerous to walk a mile to the next exit on a busy high-way. I sat in my car for almost two hours until someone finally stopped to help me. I used his phone to call Road Side Service, as well as my aunt. If I had my phone, I could have saved myself and others time.
Being able to call people when and where I want is a convenience, saves time, and is important. I am able to call my sister every day; we tell each other how our day went. I think of being able to talk and vent to my sister as a free therapy session. Owning a cell phone, I can also call and make doctor appointments while I am out and about. Furthermore, my boss or other important people can contact me at any reasonable time of the day.
When I am going to a place I had never been to before, the G.P.S on my phone comes in great use. My sister lives in South Carolina and I visit her often. I love to stop and site see a little through my travels to SC. I would not be able to do that as easily without my G.P.S right in my phone. I type the address to where I want to go and it talks to me so I can have my hands free, and I am able to pay attention on my driving. I feel safer because...