In an age of smart devices, 4G faster networks, and a universe of multitasking options in handheld devices, there is still a need and use for the basic cell phone. The simple mobile phone, with oversized buttons provides easy dialing and display functions for those who don’t need any of the rest of the more detailed features of standard models. Many continue to use mobile phones simply as a backup means of communication, or part-time device mainly for emergencies, like a way to reach a party in a pinch, or to reach out to his family members in case of you suffered an unwanted and unexpected minor injury or a minor accident at work.
Two populations that may like the simplified button display and payment plans that come with the simple mobile phone includes seniors, who have no need for Internet or other functions, and young teens, whose parents may provide them with a ‘starter’ phone on a prepaid “pay-as-you-go” plan to get them familiar with paying for their own minutes. They may not help you with using GPS, or playing an mp3 file, or with quickly finding the website of a personal injury claim lawyer (in case you are finding a website about a specific topic), but they will let you accomplish the basics with ease. The simplest things to learn with such phones are:
Making and Receiving a Call :
Handsets are not listed to start dialing a number, nor are they depressed to end a phone call in the handheld mobile world. Mobiles differ from land line telephone regarding making calls, in that an “OK” or button with a green phone icon must be depressed in order to complete dialing out to another person, and to pick up a ringing phone. The call can be likewise ended by pressing stop or “END” button, usually the button with the red phone icon. This OK or END button difference saves energy and potential fees for using a simple mobile phone, as a device that was inadvertently left on clauses a loss of minutes, a drain on the power, and extra costs in roaming or airtime fees.
Sending and Receiving a Text :
In a similar fashion, the only other simple function a senior or first time user may want out of a simple mobile phone is the ability to make or receive text messages. To do so, find the description of the option in your manual, and follow the steps sending simple text — it usually involves pressing an “option” but and navigating to “Messaging” or similar utility. Depending on the simplicity of the phone, you should then be able to use the number buttons type up a quick American message that can be sent upon pressing the send button. A text can likewise be received by returning to the messaging area and opening up the “text received” or equivalent this play, selecting it and then display all unopened text messages.
Receive a Voicemail Message :
Even the simple mobile phone usually has a voicemail capability, in order to allow users to return calls that they have missed. To use, just follow the prompts of the display indicating you have messages waiting, or go to the options menu and open the voicemail selection or icon in order to check for messages. Between providing easy to read buttons, making or receiving calls and texts, and checking for voicemail, a basic cell provides all the basic functions a infrequent or casual phone user really needs.