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Mobile Phone Technology

Living in a wireless world

Mobile phones (or cellular/cell phones) are wireless, portable telephones that act as a type of two-way radio. Calls are transferred through a radio network of base stations (cell sites) as a user travels. As wireless networks become more sophisticated, Canadians are increasingly using their mobile phones to access the Internet and a variety of entertainment and information services.

Children/adolescents have always been particularly keen to grasp the opportunities offered by new technology; as always, parents should familiarize themselves with the associated benefits and risks.

 
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