DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know… that cell phones are locked by providers in order to help ensure customer loyalty? If you want to use the cell phone of your choice, and don’t want to switch providers to do so, look for unlocked cell phones. Unlocked GSM cell phones can be purchased easily and quickly, so you can start using the cell phone you want to as soon as possible.
Did you know…that the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell? Whilst teaching in Boston he found through experiments that sound waves could be converted into electrical currents. He made his first telephone in 1875, but it was not until 10 March 1876 that his assistant Thomas Watson heard the first telephone message, “come here, Mr. Watson, I want to see you”. Bell demonstrated his telephone to excited audiences in the Boston area. The telephones were connected to existing telegraph wires, and people were able to hear Thomas Watson, reading and singing from several miles away.
Did you know… that in an emergency, it may be easier to communicate with others through text messaging? Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.
Did you know… that the first communications satellite was the moon? US Army engineers bounced signals off the moon in 1951. They did so again in 1955, during a communications blackout caused by a solar storm.
Did you know… that the term “Information Technology “evolved in the 1970s? Its basic concept, however, can be traced to the World War II alliance of the military and industry in the development of electronics, computers, and information theory. After the 1940s, the military remained the major source of research and development funding for the expansion of automation to replace manpower with machine power.
Did you know… that the first text message was sent on December 1992 and it contributes 20% to operators’ revenue? It was sent with the Vodafone network by 22 year old Neil Papworth, a test engineer for Sema Group in United Kingdom.