A Day in The Life of a Cellphone User

We all own cellphones that offer an array of features that can make our day to day activities easier to deal with. We have managed to chalk down a daily schedule for an ordinary cellphone user, and the ways in which he can use his phone to its fullest capabilities.

Wake up
Many of us begin our day by rolling over in bed a couple of times, stretching like lions and settling down again, only to switch on our phones to check for updates like weather forecasts, received calls or messages and even to check the time. There are a number of applications that can make your day, right from the time you open your eyes. Alarm clocks have almost been completely replaced by cellphones. With features like snooze timers and multiple alarms, cellhphones are the first choice solution to solving all your 'waking-up problems'. If you feel that your phone shouldn't ring or disturb you while you are asleep you can easily change its mode by switching it to silent or vibrating mode.

Here are some great applications that can give your day a perfect kick-start.

Alarm: The alarm clocks available with phones come with a variety of features like a snooze timer and multiple alarm settings. The snooze feature allows you to shift the ringing time to a few minutes later if you feel that you can afford to sleep for a few minutes more. However, this feature can lead to you delaying your wake-up to a point in time where you will end up being late for work. If you are not happy with the alarm application on your phone then you can surely try other available applications on the Internet.

Phone Mode
: Selecting your phone mode or profile is the most common feature in almost every phone that's available these days. Various profiles that allow your phone to be switched from ringing to vibrating modes are available. You can switch your phone to silent mode if you do not wish to be woken up or if you do not want to disturb anyone else in your surroundings with its ringing. The phone status can be changed from the 'Settings' menu option in most phones. However, some Sony Ericsson and Nokia phones allow you to change the mode by pressing the power button once. The phone mode menu appears on your screen.

Check messages, voicemails: Voicemails can be recorded and saved while you're away or asleep and can be replayed once you're awake. SMS text messages can also be sent accross and read once you're
awake. Hence you can keep a tab of who has called or tried to message you when you were asleep.
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Work out
Strange as it may sound to some, certain cellphone applications are great for keeping you in shape while working out. These include some of the common utilities that come along with the phone by default and also some cool downloadable applications. There are many iPhone, Symbian and Java applications that help you keep a tab on your diet and monitor your workout schedule.

Stopwatch: Even old black and white phones are blessed with stopwatches. Newer phones have various features like lap recordings and analysis in their stopwatch module. If your phone doesn't have a stopwatch feature then you can use some of the free tools available on the Internet. The stopwatch can also be used for athletic events and various other uses.

Health monitors: Working out doesn't mean much if you do not see results. How do you see these results? It's simple, simply download the cool applications on your phone and use them to measure your BMI, BMR, etc. There are various tools that can help you out while working out as well. For instance, we have Gym Notebook 2009 that gives users some space to note down their work-out tasks for the day. There are also other applications like blood pressure trackers and medicine intake trackers. Your cellphone can soon prove to be a great tool to keep a tab on your health.

Media/Radio: Working out is synonymous with hearing music either from your media player or from an iPhone. There are scores of music tracks especially available for workouts. These tracks build a rhythm that help in synchronizing your limb movements while exercising. These tracks can be transferred over to your phone where they can be played. These can be heard over a headphone or by using Bluetooth ear pieces. The latter is more beneficial since it doesn't involve wires that could in the way during a
workout. If you are not happy with the media player on your phone then you can download various applications available online. Another option that users have is radio. Besides the usual FM radio, there are also some great Internet radio stations that can be heard by streaming.
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Breakfast
Most of us use breakfast as a time to catch up with current events with the help of the morning news headlines on TV or maybe by glancing through the newspaper headlines. Mobile phones can bring everything under one roof and still live up to your expectations. You can receive updates on various national and international news headlines from the field of sports, politics, business and even the weather. Besides this, there are some helpful health tips that you can pick up from some applications. These will help you improve your breakfast diet and make sure that you remain fit and healthy.

Monitor diet: Working out doesn't ensure good health alone. You also need to keep a tab on your food intake. Some phones come with great free applications that let you know what is healthy to eat and what's not. An omelet may seem quite harmless but can prove to be a great contributor to the calories that you're trying to do away with, while working out. You can also make use of some great applications that not only suggest dietary tips but also help you monitor your weight and BMI.

Pay pending bills: Sitting over your breakfast is a great time for you to take a stock of and clear all your pending bills. You can save the information of these pending bills using notes or by setting reminders using scheduler applications. Besides these, there are specific applications developed to serve certain clients. For instance, some cellphone companies have a bill payment service using the GPRS on your phone.

News/RSS feeds: Getting the news delivered to you is something that's not hard to enjoy these days. Some huge television giants like BBC and CNN have cellphone friendly applications and websites that can keep you updated not just at the breakfast table, but anywhere else. RSS feeds are quite helpful as well. Many new cellphones support RSS feeds. However, these feeds can also be received with the help of applications that can download them. You can receive updates on the weather and the news.


Published Date: Mar 12, 2010 06:37 pm | Updated Date: Mar 12, 2010 06:37 pm