The Telephone (possibly yours)

“Where you at?” I couldn’t help but feel like one of those people from a cell phone commercial as I used my *not* pre paid phone. I can hear the people on my block from outside my window making drug calls. Meeting ‘around the corner’ and what not.
What makes people invincible when they are on the phone? I’ve noticed people aren’t very concerned with what or how loud they are speaking when they are using their cell phones. Something about the importance of flipping open a colored telephone with numbers attached to a mechanical button for your automatic pleasure seems a little too self important.

Worst things you can do on a phone:
-keep talking when you are at a register or in a meeting
-arrange to ‘buy forty for five’ in anywhere public
-continuously say the word ‘yeah’
-leave that awful rap song ringer singing way past the 3 minute call.

Phone Facts:
*A cell phone operates at a maximum power level of 0.6 watts. A household microwave oven uses between 600 and 1,100 watts.
*People in the UK apparently change their phones every ten months.
*In Europe 100 million phones get thrown away every year.
*Recycled phones have valuable metal (such as gold) that is taken out.
*Around 300 million cell phones are used in the U.S.
*The first car phone was marketed in 1982.
*An average cell phone user owns 3 non working cell phones.
*Only 2 percent of Americans recycle their old cell phones.
*Cadium chemical in one cell phone battery can contaminate 600,000 gallons of water.


2 Responses to “The Telephone (possibly yours)”

  1. Now, I know a lot about phones. I did not know that old phones have some valuable metal. I gave away all my old phones to friends and relatives. Very good article!

  2. Thank you!

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