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30 Jan 2021, 06:02 GMT+10

A mobile phone is simply a six-inch device that holds the whole world within our hands. Mobile phones have evolved drastically. 'Phone evolution' is a never-ending process.

The first phone was a shoe type phone which weighed around 2� pounds. It was made by a Motorola engineer named, Martin Cooper who lives in New York. Drastic changes have taken place in cell phones from then to now. Before cell phones, there was something called 'Car phones' which weighed about 80 pounds. They quickly became popular despite their limitations. It was like, only a limited number of people could use it at the same time.

Then came the first wireless phone which was invented by Martin Cooper, the DynaTAC 8000X. It became the world's first handheld cell phone. It was finally released to the public after a decade. The phone needs to be charged for nearly 10 hours and lasts only for 35 minutes. Its cost was around 3,995$ those days. As time passed by, the IBM Simon came into the picture and could be considered the world's first,

  • Smartphone.
  • Touchscreen phone.
  • Phone to have software apps.

Then came blackberry, Nokia, Razr, Apple, HTC, Samsung, Google, etc.

Nowadays, phones are used for many purposes. Gone are the days where phones were used only to make calls.

Benefits of Phones

Phones have been a great use to every single one who uses them. From waking you up to helping you sleep phones have become a part of our daily lives. They make our lives easier by giving a lot of features, like sending SMS, clicking pictures, saving your data, calling the person you want to talk to, etc.

SMS is a simple and easy way of communicating something with someone. There are a few types of service. Two among them are,

1) Transactional SMS services.

2) Promotional SMS services.

What are Transactional SMS services?

These services allow users to send and track transactional text messages. For example, purchase confirmations, receipts, or any financial alerts. How can one set up a transactional messaging for SMS?

  • You have to first set up a proper definition.
  • Then send a message.
  • Check the status of your message.
  • Receive a real-time

These types of SMS are the ones the users have opted to receive, and they are usually generated by a machine or API. It reaches an immense number of customers. Many industries, like e-commerce stores, health care, etc., are getting into the idea of transactional SMS services.

What are the places one can be benefited from this service?

  • Business.
  • Bank transactions or alerts.
  • Information sharing.
  • Updates.
  • Information for parents from schools.
  • Updates about tickets you've booked.
  • Online shopping offers or information.
  • Membership management.

The conveyance of data is very brief when this service is put to use. It keeps the customers engaged with the business. This becomes essential for the commercial sectors. It also gives effective results to the people who use them. The service is 24/7. It not only helps to engage with your customers but also with your business. In this way, your business will become a part of their daily lives.

Promotional SMS services

When you send an SMS regarding a product for advertisement from your company, it is called promotional SMS services. You don't have to opt in to get SMS here. By using this, the company can send messages from anywhere to anyone without undergoing internet cost. Many texts can be sent at the same time to multiple customers at the best cost-effective prices. This is an easy technical service to use in both forms, namely,

  • Website form.
  • App form.

Cell phones have been of very good use to all. They've helped in numerous ways. A few among them are,

  • Mobile phones help you connect with any part of the world. It makes communication much simpler, and it provides the facility for you to connect with anyone.
  • You can even video call anyone with mobile phones.
  • The email feature makes all our works very simple and easy.
  • There's no end to entertainment with mobile phones. You can never be bored at all. There are a whole lot of things you can benefit from these devices.
  • You can also watch a movie on your phone. You can listen to the songs.

But, as the old adage says, anything more than a limit becomes poisonous. Using phones continuously can get you addicted to them. Set a limit and maintain a balance while using mobile phones. Make the best use of its benefits.

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