Educational articles related to Text Messaging
Phone Safety Tips Your Kids Need to Know - These
tips can go a long way to protect your child from the
threats and problems that cell phone ownership may carry.
Dispose of a Cell Phone - Most of us know when to
discard, recycle, or compost the items we're parting
with, but it seems that many of us are at a loss as
to how to dispose properly of our cell phones when we
no longer need them.
When Crisis Strikes
- We have all seen the tragedies that have struck a
little too close to home.
Role of Cell Phone in Politics - With the expansion
of cell phones into so many aspects of our lives, it's
hardly surprising that cell phones are playing a growing
role in the political sphere.
Advent of Access: How Smart Phones Have Changed the
World - With the ongoing move of smart phones towards
near-ubiquity, much of society has come to take these
do-all devices for granted. In overcoming the novelty
of smart phones, many of us have lost our one-time sense
of awe at this technology, and have ceased marveling
at the effect it has had on the world around us.
is the Right Age for a Cell Phone? - There are a
few factors, however, that remain consistently important
in helping parents decide whether their child or young
teenager is ready for their own phone.
Your Phone Can Make Driving Safer - As much as we
love our phones, their widespread use has a number of
negative consequences, and the fact that almost one
in four car collisions involve cell phones is a particularly
grave one. However, many innovators have responded to
this danger, developing technologies that aim to reduce
the role of cell phones in distracted driving.
What is SMS? - In recent
months SMS has become synonymous with any text message
sent to a cell phone.
Tips for Using
Cell Phones - While there are no specific, explicitly
stated rules for how, when, and what one should text,
there is undoubtedly an unspoken standard of what is
appropriate and inappropriate to text.
Etiquette - While cellular connectivity is a comfort
to some, it can be rude and disruptive to others. You
may wish to be available at all times, but there are
some times when it is simply not appropriate to use
your cell phone.
Phone Etiquette - Part 2 - Cellular telephones,
or "cellphones", are an important part of modern society.
When "Miss Manners" wrote about good manners and etiquette,
mobile phones did not exist nearly to the extent they
do in our society today. In an effort to assist cellphone
users, we have written up some guidelines to help people
use their mobile phones appropriately while navigating
in polite society.
- Cellular phones and pagers are part of the "now" generation,
instant contact, anywhere at any time. People are looking
for convenience, comfort and security. The question
is how instantaneous and reliable is the contact?
What Are Ringtones?
- Ringtones are melodic sounds a cellular or cell phone
makes when an incoming call or message arrives. Since
cellular phones are significantly more sophisticated
than landline phones, ringtones can be personalized
to suit the owner's personal taste.
Number Portability - Industry changes are on the
horizon for cellular industry. The FCC has ruled that
customers can change carriers (cellular providers) and
maintain their existing cellular number.
Recycle Celluar Phones? - Cellular phones and other
mobile devices often contain toxic materials that can
pollute the environment.
Reliable are Cell Phones - Cellular phones and pagers
are part of the "now" generation, instant contact, anywhere
at any time. People are looking for convenience, comfort
How Messaging Works -
Messages can be sent to pagers, cell phones or other
devices any number of ways. We've detailed some of the
more common ways below.
Recycle Cell Phones - The low cost of cell phones
and the added technological improvements mean that the
majority of cellular phone users are on their 2nd or
3rd generation hand set.
Phone Etiquette - Today's society is all about being
connected 24/7. Cell phones now provide instant access
to anyone and everyone, from corporate executives to
housewives and children alike.
Etiquette - Cellular telephones, or "cellphones",
are an important part of modern society. When "Miss
Manners" wrote about good manners and etiquette, mobile
phones did not exist nearly to the extent they do in
our society today.
Rules; Contracts for Parents - Owning and using
a phone requires a level of responsibility. With this
responsibility, however, comes more opportunities to
make mistakes, and greater accountability for those
Text Messaging Ruining Our Youth? - If you have
noticed the apparent omnipresence of cell phones, as
most of us surely have, it likely won't surprise you
that about 86% of the world's roughly seven billion
people have access to a mobile phone, or that 80% of
cell phone owners use their devices to send and receive
Things Your Phone Can Do in Emergency Situations
- Owning a cell phone has come to be regarded as a necessity
in modern society, and with the great advances that
have been made in smart phone technology, most of us
rely on our phones to help us in an array of situations.
Messages for Public Safety - In the Public Safety
and Emergency Management world, making sure your messages
are always delivered and received is incredibly important.
There are many different ways to send messages and it
can sometimes be confusing and frustrating to know what
to do and how to do it. With that in mind, here are
the best methods available to Public Safety and Emergency
Management services for sending SMS messages.
Methods for Public Safety - There are many different
ways to integrate PageGate with other programs and hardware
and these forms of integration are invaluable to Public
Safety and Emergency Management Systems because it allows
you to send pages to pagers, SMS to cell phones, Email
to email addresses or any combination of the three.
It's a fairly easy process but knowing how to integrate
with our software is a key step in understanding what's
going to be best for your environment.
Why SMTP Messages
Fail - A quick look at greylists and blacklists.
Your Smart Phone Make You, Well, Smarter? - Smart
phones do an abundance of amazing things for us, but
it is important to note that making you smarter overnight
is not one of them. Your smart phone can, however, be
implemented in a way that will aid you substantially
in the process of expanding your mind and heightening
your intelligence. Use your phone right, and you may
be surprised at what it can do!
Implications of Texting - These applications of
texting are certainly a boon to the sphere of health
and medicine, which constantly grows more efficient
and effective as we develop technology and find new
uses for it. With so many new uses for SMS arising in
the medical community, texting promises to provide many
innovative and useful new programs to come.
Healthy You - Trying to keep that New Year's resolution
to stay fit? You'll be pleased to learn that technology
can help you far more than it may distract you, if you
use it right. Whether you want to stick to a fitness
regimen, eat healthier, manage your weight, sleep better,
or improve your overall wellness, there is, as they
say, an app for that.
My Big Fat Greece
Vacation Phone Bill: How To Travel With Your Phone
- While using your phone outside of the country is likely
to cost you a little more than usual, you shouldn't
be afraid of taking your phone with you on your travels.
Before shooting that MMS with the view from your hotel
room, though, you should do a little research to make
sure you aren't in over your head.
R U Ready to
Fight Ebola? How Texting Has Combatted the Ebola Outbreak
- Though Western panic about the 2014 Ebola outbreak
has largely calmed down, the epidemic remains a deadly
reality in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. One surprising,
and surprisingly effective, agent of these efforts is,
Text Me to Church:
How SMS Helps Religion - We don't too often think
of technological development in the realm of religion,
a word that calls to mind community gatherings and places
of worship that long predate modern technology. But
the fact of the matter is, when it comes to SMS technology,
everyone is finding ways to advance the things that
are important to them, and religion makes no exception.
Talk About Sex: How Cell Phones Are Changing the Face
of Sex Education - Love it or hate it, sexual health
education in the U.S. experiences a dearth of funding
and valid information, and people are fighting back.
Farmers: How SMS and Mobile Technology Are Shaping Farming
- Texting is only beginning to make its impact on the
world of farming. While promising advances have been
made, many of these devices and processes are in limited
use, or are still being tested and improved. Who knows
how SMS technology will change the face of agriculture
as more and more developments are made in the coming
years? We can't wait to find out.
Degrees: How Is Texting Impoving Education? - Texting
and schooling: they don't quite seem to work together.
But, schools are showing us more each day, they do.
Texting Is Helping Victims of Violence Across the World
- Texting has had many significant uses, but the use
of SMS to help people remain in or find safety surely
stands as one of the most important. Texting is not
only a daily convenience, but a powerful force for good
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