Mobile Phones: A Curse to Humanity!

It was all good while we had Land Phones.. Cordless phones at max and then some wise guy went many steps further and invented the Mobile/Cell Phone and life has never been the same again.

People cannot live without Mobile phones (Androids & Smart phones to be precise).. be it when sitting on the pot reading the news early morning or listening to music for an evening walk, the phone has become now a part of man’s daily life.

It is the first thing people check in the morning, it is the last thing people check in the night and God only knows only how many times during the day it is checked.

So my question is, what is it in that gadget, that holds so much importance in a man’s life? ..that we are willing to give up quality time with people around us, to be communicating with someone sitting in another part of the country or the world? or simply be entertained by looking at it.Untitlednm

There are already a handful of things that an Android/Smart phone has replaced in our lives.. 1. Camera.. why carry a special 1 when you can capture memories from your phone itself? 2. Walkmans/DiscMan/Mp3 players/Ipod’s are all out of the window. Every phone comes with a built in music player. 3.Alarm Clock.. Not as effective as the traditional alarm clocks but does the job. 4. Books: This has really got to hurt all genuine book lovers. Reading from your phone? It has got to be the worst thing ever! 5. Flashlight – Who needs an actual torch..and do people actually sell torches nowadays? The LED flash on the back of your phone is good enough I suppose!

.. and add to that the various apps available to do absolutely anything and everything from an android phone.

Can life get any easier? I’m sure very soon, they’ll be no physical offices for people to work from, but work done via a phone or a tab, sitting in the comforts of your home. Even a computer might end up being a show piece at home soon.

Life is getting a little too comfortable for my liking. 

That said;

I think the Mobile phone has got to be the worst invention in the world. It has literally torn people, relationships and families apart. 

Then: Press. Now: Swipe.

mobile_phone_keypad.jpgPhones have come a long way from pressing to now swiping. While we still see some people punching numbers on their mobile phones others are busy swiping. As I mentioned in some earlier post, our family is now Samsung and Android powered – mum, dad, sis and myself all have our own Samsung phones. notifications-iphone5_1.gif

The fun part was when I was teaching mum how to use her then new Android phone, the first thing obviously was ‘how to swipe’basic function of any android phone. Like we all know the key to using a touch screen phone is ‘swipe’, that’s basically what you’ll end up doing the whole day, or at least a few hundred times.

All I told mum was “you need to swipe to open your phone” and she took to the instruction like fish to water..she was swiping everything on her phone in every direction.. (initial excitement) definitely 😂😂😂😂 moments. She mastered the swipe after a lot of practice. Though, now and then she has her anxious moments while swiping the green call button to pick an incoming call.. (incoming-call excitement) she’ll go on a swiping spree.. 😆😆 by that time either the call has got cut or run out of its allotted rings (we all know how long it takes a woman to find a cell phone in her bag) 

It’s little over a month old and she loves her new mobile to bits, especially the YouTube app, you’ll see her playing a lot of videos, besides whatsapp (she enjoys receiving videos and pictures). Dad is pretty possessive about his electronic gadget. So mom & dad are now riding the wave owning their personal 4G phones.

That leaves us, my sis and myself, we still are on 3G phones. How ironic!

Teaching your parents how to use an android phone will always be fun, might be a bit irritating at times when they keep asking the same questions over & over again, but they would have done it for us when we were small, so…….. no complaints 🙂

This made me smile all through while typing this post..just recollecting some fun times with mum and dad and a small gadget that’s driving everyone crazy!!! 😂😂😆😆

 

Android ‘Powered’

Yesterday, dad played Santa and gifted mum her own Android phone and with that, it completes the circle of the 4 for us owning our own Android phones. Mum does like to call it her whatsapp phone (tho’ technically its not, it is an Android phone..but then it makes her happy, so guess its okay) I do admire her enthusiasm in wanting to learn whatsapp and some of the other apps..but I guess she needs to know how to make and pick up calls for now 🙂

She’s over the moon, we couldn’t be happier for her 🙂 Mom is already asking questions on how she can receive videos on whatsapp. The irony is that mum & dad have 4G phones while sis & myself have 3G phones..normally you’d think it would be the other way round. Maybe we’ll wait for 5G 😉

While dad and sis have opted for the black version, I opted for white, mom has overshot everybody and gone for gold. #MomsRock

samsung-galaxy-s-duos-3      samsung_galaxy_grand_quattro                j2pro

No 1 is me: SamsungGalaxy-SDuos 3G (I know its sad…)

Next would be sis.. Samsung Grand Quattro 3G

Dad 😉 with Samsung J2 4G

…and mum with Samsung 😁 J2 Pro 4G

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