I wonder if Alexander Graham Bell has any idea what he was letting us all in for when he was granted a patent for the telephone in 1876!
How different would our lives be if we didn’t have a phone?
I know we’d miss it now, but if we’d never had it would it be a problem? I mean can you imagine your life without a phone? either a mobile of your landline?
By the end of 2008 there were estimated to be 4 billion mobile phones and 1.27 billion land line phone! Goodness only knows how many there are now! It’s a sobering thought to realise that just so many people around the world have the ability to communicate directly with each other!
And it’s all so much more than a simple call to another person these days – gone are the days of the wired in handset which tied you to the box on the wall!
Unless of course you’re me! I lost the land line phone when we moved house and by the time I found it and we had a line connected (took forever – don’t get me started!) the batteries were dead. Charging them seemed to do no good, they now hold a charge for the grand total of about 4 minutes before cutting you off. It seems you can’t just use normal rechargeable batteries, they have to be special expensive ones! So for a short term fix we plugged in our old wired handset.
And of course as it is with all things, I never got round to buying batteries, or a new phone and given that we so rarely use it I sort of can’t be bothered, until it rings with it’s nerve jangling squeal and makes me jump!
Maybe I’ll win the lottery and buy a flash hands-free, touch screen all the bells and whistles phone from Gigaset phones but then again I am very forgetful and until it rings again, I’ll probably forget!
This post is in collaboration with Gigaset Phones