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What Role Do Mobile Phones Play In Society?

Discuss The Influence Of

Technology On Everyday Life: Relationships, Social Movements And

The amount of use of mobile phones in modern society has grown to an enormous scale.
They have been accepted into everyday life and have become a way of life, not only for
instant communication but now days, mobiles are integrated into everyday life with email,
photography, playing music and also a form of security for people. Mobile phones have
changed global cultures, especially for the younger demographic as contact with friends is
instant and easily accessible. This essay aims to explore the extreme acceptance and impact
that mobile phones have to gain a better understanding of the effects on the world today
whether positive or negative.

It is now a norm to see mobile phones in educational and learning environments such as the
school ground. Once an isolated learning environment, now a constant connection to outside
distractions and interruptions. A survey of 1,000 young people aged 11–15 years found that
90% had their own mobile phone (Kendall 2001). Of those young people owning a phone; the
majority (73 percent) had their mobile phones on during the class and a further 13 percent
said that they had received a call or message since the class had begun. This shows the
change from a student who should be focusing and learning, that is now distracted and
socializing. We must ask ourselves, what quality of education are the youth getting? Along
with education, work and leisure time have been radically impacted by the introduction of
mobile phones. Usually these two lifestyles, work and private family life, were distinctly
separated although the mobile phone has changed these limitations making it extremely
permeable. The usage of mobile phones may be altering, in a profound way, the structure of
leisure time. It has changed the idea of ‘killing’ time when you would read a newspaper, book
or magazine. Now, killing time can be more productive by communicating with someone,
planning things or even checking emails (Fortunati, 2002). Also, work life can now be
Is Use Of Mobile Phone By Students Such A Bad Thing?

Is Use of Mobile Phone by students such a bad thing?

- Anusha Bargavi

A major on-going and never-ending debate these days is about the increasing development of
technology, especially that of mobile phones. Although they are highly useful and increase
one’s efficiency at work, the many demerits of the cellular phone are now taking the
limelight. The hot topic of the day is the use of these cell phones in educational institutions.
Many educators find it a nuisance to find students in their classroom possessing mobile
phones. Educational institutions also have started prohibiting the use of these phones within
their campuses. However, as every coin has two sides, even cell phones have their own merits
and demerits.

One major use of the cell phone is during emergencies. It is every student’s need to be able to
contact their parents and family in times of emergencies. The cell-phone is a very handy and
useful means of communication during these times. For instance, a student who is late due to
some unavoidable circumstance can inform her parents of the issue and let their worries

Although student use of mobile phones within educational institutions has long been
considered something of a pest, the progressive convergence of phone technology with the
mainstream online environment means that we now need to seriously consider the role of
these devices in education as part of the broader range of handheld tools. Far from prohibiting
them, we can actually use them as a method of learning itself! Cell-phones have become an
inseparable part of everyone’s daily life and that is a reality. It is better to accept the reality
and use it to our benefit rather than to shun it.

The school board is jamming the genie back into the lamp, even though the use of handheld
technology is ubiquitous in the real world. Rather than restrict the use of this technology,
educators (and...
Schools Should Ban The Use Of Mobile Phones Among Students

Greetings and salutations I bid to the Master/Mistress of Ceremony, honourable adjudicators,

esteemed timekeepers, my worthy opponents, and members of the house. Today’s motion is
‘'School Should Ban the Use of Mobile Phone among Students”. We, the government, totally
support the motion.

Members of the house, let me define today’s motion…

According to Wikipedia, school is defined as an institution designed to allow and encourage

students to learn, under the supervision of teachers. Whereas the Concise English Dictionary
states that school is an institution for education or instruction, especially one for instruction
of more elementary kind than that given at universities. As stated in the Longman’s English
Dictionary, ban refers to an official order that prevents something from being used or done.
The use of mobile phone literary means the act of utilizing one of the most popular gadgets of
today, the mobile phone. Lastly, the word ‘students’ is the plural form of the word student. In
this case, a student is a person studying at a school, university or other place of higher

In a nutshell, today’s motion proposes that the school ought to prevent the act of utilizing
mobile phones among pupils.

Members of the house,

Advantages Of Mobile Phone To Students

1) Cell phones should be allowed because a student should be able to call 911 immediately if
required for whatever reason. More specific example: in one of the schools shootings, it was
a student cell phone that was able to alert police to the presence of a shooter in the school.

2) Parents are able to call their children and leave messages in their voice mail or through text
messaging that their kids can see later on instead of bugging the office to leave a message
there. These messages could be things such as, "Mr. Boyd is going to be picking you up
tonight," or "I'm going to be late this afternoon; wait for me until 4pm." Or something more
important (can't come up with any ideas at the moment!)

3) Public phones are full of bacteria and their use should be discouraged as much as possible.
Being allowed to have a cell phone would prevent public phone use.

4) Many students at the jr. high and high school level have activities and the like after school.
Often the office is closed and isn't picking up a phone so parents would have no way to
contact their kids (if need be) if they weren't allowed to bring their cell phones. [I have
memories of waiting around after band for my mother to show up, wondering where the heck
she was. But this was before the age of cell phones--it would've been nice to have been able
to call her and find out what was going on!]
Mobile Phones

Determinants of Mobile Entertainment Use: A Conceptual Model Dewi Rooslani Tojib,

Yelena Tsarenko, Monash University Abstract Deriving from the Apparatgeist as well as
Uses and Gratification theories, this paper proposes a conceptual framework for better
understanding determinants of adoption of mobile entertainment services. It is proposed that
symbolic use, perceived enjoyment, social escapism, and social norm will affect the adoption
of such services. Mobile phone consumption style is postulated to mediate these
relationships. Self-efficacy is suggested to moderate the relationship between the antecedents
and consumption styles and actual use of mobile entertainment services. The proposed model
is aimed to provide better insights on segmenting target audiences and tailoring mobile
entertainment services more effectively. Introduction Advances in mobile network
technologies have enabled telecommunication companies to offer more sophisticated mobile
services to their customers. While they are used to only being able to send/receive calls and
Short Messaging Services (SMS); they now are able to perform video calls, download music
and videos, subscribe to mobile TV, play games, access mobile Internet, and much more.
Consequently, people no longer perceive mobile phones as telecommunication tools only;
rather they treat their mobile phones as entertainment gadgets. Many of the
telecommunication companies see these as business opportunities that could assist them in
reducing their revenue dependence on mobile voice services, which are nearly reaching
saturation (Vlachos, Vrechopoulos, and Pateli, 2006). It is thus not surprising to see an
increasing number of companies are now competing against each other; trying hard to
provide the best mobile entertainment services to win their customers. Unfortunately, their
heavy investments have not been paid off yet due to slow adoption rate in the marketplace
Students Should Not Be Allowed To Bring Mobile Phones
To School
1. Students Should Not Be Allowed To Bring Mobile Phones To School
office, so there should be no need for a mobile phone in school. And if a
student is stranded when school finishes the school office is still open. And
as a last...

2. Students Should Not Be Allowed To Bring Mobile Phones To School

now own a mobile. So should they be allowed to bring them to school?
Mobile phones can cause a distraction in education. They can disturb
teachers and students...

3. I Had Came Across An Article About ‘Students Are Allow To Bring Mobile
Phone To School’ At This...
came across an article about Students Are Allow to Bring Mobile Phone to
School at this website

4. Should Students Be Allowed To Bring Mobile Phones To School?

fact that students are allowed to have cell phones at my school. I say that
every teacher should have a phone, but students should not be allowed to
bring them onto...

5. Mobile Phones In Schools

Daniel Juniper The recently introduced ban on mobile phones, in our
school is a win-win situation for both us students and parents. Our grades
will benefit highly...
Importance Of Mobile Phones
1. Comparing Brand Image Of Banglalink Against Other Mobile Phone
Companies In Bangladesh
based upon exploring the brand image of Bangla Link comparing to other
mobile phone companies. Currently Bangla Link is facing intense
competition from its major...

2. Mobile Phone.Rtf
Technology and Life How Important is Mobile Phone in Our Daily Life
Mobile phones are really very important in our lives that we cannot think
our life without them...

3. Managing Marketing Programs Pricing Strategies- Mobile Phone Industry

product followed by Sony-Ericsson and LG. The results of above survey are
important since, mobile phone is a device which is frequently replaced in
few years time...

4. Mobile Phones In Business

still being studied, but business people need to use mobile phone wisely
as health is really important issue for them to be able to stay in the
Mobile Phone Addiction


Assignment On: Mobile Phone Addiction And Young Generation Of Bangladesh

Course Title: ELP-301

Submitted By: Md. Ridwanul Islam

Student ID: 08304003

Submitted To: Ms. Sadia Nasrin

Course Instructor

Topic: Mobile phone addiction and young generation of Bangladesh

There is no doubting the benefits of the mobile phone. Ease of communication,

the anywhere, anytime contact - with friends, relations, colleagues and in theory
at least the efficiency brought to busy lives. The benefits have been sold to every
one worldwide by the mobile phone industry, and in the main all have made the
judgment that, yes, the mobile phone is an exceptionally useful tool that
advances personal communication beyond all expectations of only a few years
ago. Even though mobile phone has made the communication system very easy
but it also has some demerits too. It has become a vital element for every person
but it has become an addiction to the young generation of Bangladesh.

7 out of 10 young people in the town area of Bangladesh have own mobile
phone. They use it in various purpose. Their attraction on mobile phone is
increasing day by day.

In 1995 mobile phone has introduced to the Bangladeshi people. At that time
mobile phone was very expensive and could not use widely. The phone was not
portable that time because of it was large in size.

The first mobile phone service provider company was Citycell. The cost of
mobile phone connection was approximately Tk. 1.5 lacks. It was that much
popular to the common people. Then Grameen Phone, Aktel, Banglalink, Teletalk,
Warid started their business. Among all the mobile phone service provider
Grameen Phone could stand on a strong position.

There are many reasons those have made the mobile phone popular to the
young generation. The reasons are –

The mobile phone industry and their marketing techniques

Mobile phones have become popular and convenient making...
Mobile Phones Are A Necessity In The Era
1. The Effect Of Mobile Phones
jun/23/sciencenews.newmedia Press Cuttings, (2007). Ongoing study
reveals how mobile phones affect our private lives. Retrieved August 24,
2008, from http://www.lse...

2. An Analysis Of The Kenyan Mobile Phone Market

per cent market share, [Safaricom] is well positioned to benefit from the
growth in mobile phone use in Kenya, even with two new operators joining
the market in 2009...

3. Corporate Branding And Customer's Purchase Preferences In Mobile Phone

MARKETING, 60P Corporate branding and customers purchase preferences
in mobile phone telecommunication Authors: Aitzaz Saeed Rehan Arshad
Supervisor: Venilton...

4. Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using A Mobile Phone

Now, we pick up our mobile phone and dial. It is a fact that having a
mobile phone nowadays is a sort of a necessity. Mobile phones, formerly
use only for making...

5. How The Mobile Phone Has Changed Our Identities

one¡¦s own identity. „» even though most mobile phone users take
advantage of the device in very specific ways (necessity, organising
events, when in danger etc...
About Mobile Phones
1. How Safe Are Mobile Phones?

2. Mobile Phones In Business

Vodafone 18% The Users of Mobile Phones Business People It is obvious
that most of business people in Australia...

3. Mobile Phones
area) with frequency reuse they could increase the traffic capacity of
mobile phones substantially. However at that time, the technology to do
so was nonexistent...

4. Mobile Phones In Schools

benefit everyone. Daniel Juniper The recently introduced ban on mobile
phones, in our school is a win-win situation for both us students and
parents. Our grades...

5. Mobile Phone
In Britain a 27 year old woman with a brain tumour is taking a mobile
phone manufacturer to court who she blames for her tumour. A biologist,
Roger Coghill has also...
Factors Affecting Consumer Choice Of Mobile Phones: Two Studies From

Factors Affecting Consumer Choice of Mobile Phones: Two Studies from Finland
Heikki Karjaluoto Jari Karvonen Manne Kesti Timo Koivumäki Marjukka Manninen
Jukka Pakola Annu Ristola Jari Salo

ABSTRACT. Mobile phone markets are one of the most turbulent market
environments today due to increased competition and change. Thus, it is of
growing concern to look at consumer buying decision process and cast light on
the factors that finally determine consumer choices between different mobile
phone brands. On this basis, this article deals with consumers’ choice criteria in
mobile phone markets by studying factors that
Heikki Karjaluoto is Research Professor in Marketing; Jari Karvonen is Researcher
in Marketing; Manne Kesti is Researcher in Marketing; Timo Koivumäki is
Professor in Marketing; Marjukka Manninen is Researcher in Economics; Jukka
Pakola is Researcher in Economics; Annu Ristola is Researcher in Marketing; and
Jari Salo is Researcher in Marketing, all at the University of Oulu, Faculty of
Economics and Business Administration, Finland. Address correspondence to:
Heikki Karjaluoto, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department
of Marketing, P.O. Box 4600, FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland (E-mail: The financial support of the National Technology
Agency of Finland is gratefully acknowledged. The authors also wish to thank all
the study participants. Journal of Euromarketing, Vol. 14(3) 2005  2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All
rights reserved. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1300/J037v14n03_04