Are Cell Phones Safe From Radiation?

 Yes, cell phones do emit radio waves through their antennas and tissues that come in contact with the antenna may absorb this radiation. With the number of cell phone users rising by the billions all around the globe, naturally these communication devices have been dissected time and time again. The radiation they emit is just but one of the aspects that have continuously headlined news pieces for their perceived correlation to health risks. So should you really toss your cell phone or are the claims that the radiation they emit cause illnesses unfounded?

Cell Phone Radiation

It is firstly important to understand what type of radiation emitted by cell phones and if indeed the radiation can make you fall ill.

Cell phones use RF (radio frequency radiation), which is very different from other radiation types such as x-rays. There hasn’t been concrete evidence that directly link RF to cancer or other health problems for that matter. This is years and years later after cellphones have been used extensively and the evolution of these devices continues.

However, the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) classified RF as a possible cancer-causing agent (carcinogen).

What should you do with Your Cell Phone?

If consumer behavior is anything to go by, you will most likely keep on using your cell phone just like the millions if not billions of global consumers.

It is not doubtable that when cars were invented there was mass concern about their safety, and the same goes with just about any other item invented to make life a little easier. Cell phones are still a relatively new technology that has already revolutionized the world’s communication and connectivity. This is not to say that years from now their possible links to health problems won’t be discovered, but as scientists keep on with this research you can bet that cell phone users will keep using their mobile devices.

Cell phones now pay more attention to how the devices emit radiation and they now have their antennas inside the device and near the bottom. Initial cell phone models had their antennas on the outer casing of the devices and at the top, next to the brain. This is why claims arose that cell phones cause brain cancer.

However, this is not to say that you shouldn’t employ preventative measures to safeguard yourself from the possible risks associated with cell phone use.

How to Reduce Possible Radiation Risks Associated with Cell Phones 

Prevention is better than cure and it is best to safeguard yourself from the possible risks associated with cell phone use.

To begin with, use a hands-free device as opposed to holding the phone against your ear/face. Also use your speakerphone as often as possible. It is also advisable to text more as opposed to making calls if possible.

Don’t keep your phone in your shirt pocket or pants to minimize contact with your body. It is best to keep your phone in your bag or carry it in a belt clip.

RF was in the past linked to pacemaker interference. If you have on a pacemaker it is important to consult with your health care provider about cell phone use.

Last but not least, don’t worry too much. If cell phones were ‘evil’ they wouldn’t be flying off the shelves they way they do.

Five best ways to find the cell phone number

In this century, we can’t find a person without a cell phone. Increasing usage of cell phone has led to lots of crimes. One such is harassment. Tracing or finding a number is required for anyone who is in the condition to find a call from an unknown number. It is not only the work of the cop to trace the number. Sometimes we too have a need to trace a number. The following are the best 5 ways to trace a number.

Using free service:

Since the technology has been well developed, we can utilize the technology to track the number for free. The following are the options available to find the number from which you had a call or the number you want to know

  • Calling: It is the simplest option. Make a call and ask politely who the person is. You can also opt to call from another number.
  • Search engine: If the person registers or updated his/her number on the internet either in the profile or in some websites you can get it with the help of search engine. It includes social networking sites also.
  • Public db: Search in the U.S white pages, or utilize some search engines to find the public db to find the number which is available for free of cost.

Using Paid service:

            If you can’t find the number using the free service or you want to make sure whether the number you find using the free service provider belongs to the person is shown in the result. You can opt for paid services available

  • Reverse mobile database: Even though this strategy helps you be aware of the scam behind it and provide false info to obtain the details of the number. Choose the service with the help of the reviews available. Pay the charges only after getting the information.
  • Private investigator: This option will help you the most even if you can’t find the info with the help of the above methods. Hire an investigator to investigate about the holder of the number. It may be a bit expensive. So think before choosing this option.

Call return service:

Use last call return services which can be purchased from the provider. It may require some fee. The charges and code varies depending on countries. In some region call return service is available automatically. 

Use call trace/trap:

When you receive unwanted calls request your service provide to activate any one of the services as per your requirement. Call trap which is mostly free function helps in the way when you provide the date and time to the provider and in case of call track the number will be automatically reported to the law enforcement. 

GPS tracking APP

Any mobile with a GPS chip can be tracked. It may have some charges. Use app hider to get the info without permission. You can track you mobile with the help of the computer.

7 Ways to Save Money on Cell Phone Plans

There was a time when the last thing that people had on their mind were cell phone bills. However, those days are long gone and now cell phones have become an important part of everyone’s life. We can’t do without them and therefore we have made them part and parcel of our monthly bills. However, cell phone plans can rake up quite the monthly bill and anyone would want to avoid these high costs. Here are 7 ways to save money on cell phone plans.

Choose your Carrier Wisely

To begin with, you should shop around for a good carrier. Long contracts might seem relatively cheaper, but they end up locking you to outdated devices and higher costs in the long run. Don’t overlook smaller carriers; most small carriers provide equally if not better cell services compared to the big 4. Other companies like Straight Talk have promotions on all cellphones and sim cards.

Also when getting a new phone, don’t go for the ‘hottest’ or ‘flashiest’ phone. Get the previous hottest phone, because its price will have likely dropped by half.

Do you Really Need that Cell Phone Insurance? 

The cell phone company rep will undoubtedly try to talk you into buying insurance when getting a new phone. This will mean paying $8 to $10monthly for something that you might never need. Also, by the end of your contract the value of your phone would have significantly decreased meaning that you will need a new device. A good compromise is to get the insurance in the beginning, but cancel it towards the end of your contract.

Don’t Pay For Tex Messaging 

Cell phone plans might draw you in with the promise of unlimited text messaging, which will often be bundled in costlier plans. You don’t need to pay for text messaging. There are a number of messaging services that you can easily and conveniently use free of charge over WiFi connections.

Get Family Plans

Family plans with sharable data and minute packages tend to be more cost effective. It is important to determine your family’s cell phone use before opting for these plans. They are best suited for families that need cell phones for occasional calls.

Do not Auto-Pay Bills

Opt to receive your phone bill in the mail or through email. This will help you scrutinize it for any wrong charges that you can dispute. It also helps you to analyze your monthly usage and adjust payments on data/minutes/text messaging appropriately.

Use Skype More Often

Skype is a good cost effective way of calling and video chatting. Over WiFi network it is practically free of charge. This will save you costs off calls on your cell phone. You can download the Skype app on your phone to always have it on the go.

Surf Wisely

Data use forms a bulk of monthly cell phone bills for most smartphone users. You have to be very careful how you surf to avoid raking up a high bill. Use WiFi connections where available to save your phone data. Don’t stream videos/music using your phone data. Also carry out phone updates over WiFi connections.