Cellphones In A Changing World
Cellphones In A Changing World
Technology can take people out of poverty. All things prove the evolution of developing the world that skipping past eras.
Only 2 percent of African households have fixed lines, while almost two-thirds of US households still do. Recent Pew Research Center numbers show that cell phones are common in Nigeria and South Africa, as they are in the United States, with about 90 percent of adults owning mobile phones.
In a world where more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet, we need to ask: what is this for all these phones? And do they really matter?
Mobile phones and tablets bring teachers to students in regions with inadequate service levels, like never before, due to lower equipment costs. Rumi's low-power tablets, pre-loaded with whole libraries, were put into operation during the Ebola crisis, when schools in Liberia were closed for several months. Teachers are also learning: the program in Pakistan provided instructors with videos about training methods that they could download at free hot spots.
The Ministry of Education and Sports of Uganda can appeal to teachers' subscribers to check attendance, opportunities and materials without going hundreds of miles to visit each site. Mobile studying can also help in training: a school in Bangladesh allowed parents to make payments through a mobile phone when they are comfortable.
Help Save Lives
Since mobile phones have become common in the developing world, the "mHealth" area (mobile health) has emerged. MHealth programs connect remote communities with medical services and experience, all of which are connected by cellular phones.
Health care workers in rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa use mobile phones to contact medical professionals who can help solve critical health problems. This helps field workers determine what is treatable on the ground, and identify patients who may need to go to the hospital.
Another key use of mobile phones is the SMS for life program. He uses text messages to deliver malaria medicines to remote communities. Using simple text messages, the program helps to get medications for malaria to people who need them and checks the level of stocks to avoid the outcome. Another innovative use of text messages is HIV prevention, which helps young people get information about the disease.
Save and spend money
Banking is expensive, especially if you live in a city where there is no bank! In developing countries, a significant part of the population does not have access to financial services, which we take for granted (for example, direct deposit, credit cards or savings accounts). But cell phones allow you to make digital transactions that are cheaper and safer than paying in cash or saving money under the notorious mattress. Financing on cell phones also makes credit available to poor people, and they can invest in building a home or building a small business.
Help people find a job
There are a lot of apps and services to find a job. And it is more useful in countries which are not as modern as Europe countries or USA.
E.g., mobile phones have helped people in Palestine find work. In a press release, they reported:
"In Palestine, the JobMatch service in Souktel helps young people find work. Graduates of colleges using this service reported a reduction in time spent on job search, on average from twelve weeks to one week or less, and a salary increase of up to 50 percent. "
Portability of hobbies (e.g., playing mobile online casino)
One of the advantages is that you can use the applications on your phone wherever you are; for this, you do not need to bind to the computer. This is one of the reasons why many people get a smartphone and the use of online slot games for the casino is really suitable.
Often, casino games are held in a casino or more recently on a computer. While staying on your computer gives you more flexibility than being in a casino. This will allow you to play games when you are away from your home.
This means that you can play in bed, waiting for food to feed, in front of the TV or anywhere. This may say that you are free from your computer. You can even play if you do not have a computer, since many people these days have a smartphone, but do not have a computer