B) What Are The Main Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Telephone As A Medium Of Communication?


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Ian Marshall Profile
Ian Marshall answered
Telephone technology has increased dramatically over the last few years, making this issue a little more complicated in the post smartphone world. There are many advantages and disadvantages to using the telephone as a method of communication and some of them are more or less pronounced depending on whether you are considering a land line or a cellular phone.
The basic advantages to a telephone, however, would be 1) the ability to keep in contact with people over greater distances 2) keeping in contact perhaps on a more regular basis, if for example plans have to be changed quickly and a face to face meeting or a letter may take too long 3) for emergency situations, obviously a cellular phone would be especially helpful in this way. It should also be remembered that a phone number is now required for many employment opportunities. Also cell phone is technology, having reached such a point as to now be miniaturized computers, offer access to a great deal of information, entertainment and aid for users.
As for the other disadvantages, many people feel that phones have made life more hectic and work-orientated precisely because of our ability, and growing infatuation, with being connected to our work, friends and businesses twenty four hours a day. However, some research has also shown that the majority of cell phone use in the work places is actually focused on entertainment and social communication. So, instead of communications technology increasing our work load, it may actually be increasing our social obligations instead. However, there are some general disadvantages to both land line and cell phone use as a method of technology.
To begin with: 1) phone communication is less personal in many ways and can lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding 2) as a method of communication it is more expensive than say, talking 3) phones can raise privacy concerns not just over wire taps. Crossed lines do still happen and familiarity with using a phone can lead to personal conversations taking place in otherwise public settings.
Katie Harry Profile
Katie Harry answered
Communicate with people at distance
Increases social interaction
Links peoples especially in business world
Can't see the expressions of the person you are talking to
Long conversations are costly
Not available everywhere like in rural settlements
The conversation can be tracked
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
We are able to contact any person at any time because of this it is much faster than the older methods of writing a letter. As it is electronic it wont take your much of money nor will it waste your time and message will get across in time. Talking of cell phone its far too better than a telephone or rather call a landline because  you can carry a cell phone you can call and receive phone calls wherever you are irrespective of time , place and so on
Annaa George Profile
Annaa George answered

I don't find any disadvantage in using telephones. It is necessary need of today's generation .

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