I find cell phone as a tool for communication. It has recently introduced, money transfer and is used by the rural people for acquiring information.
The rural residents need information to fix rates for their commodities, cell phone has made that very easy. The business deals are more transparent and faster.
Money transactions has become easier for workers living abroad or in cities, they can send instant cash to their loved ones, without any haggling and dealys. Its cell phones that has made this possible, without having to visit any banks or feel insecure while carrying cash amount.
The community living in areas where transportation is almost nill, important guidance from medical representatives is helping in recovery for the women living in remote locations. It is also much used by poor peasants for educating their children.
Hence, the use of cell phone is a source of hope and comfort for those, who can not afford to move into cities. It does fulfill, ones need and remains cheap in terms of investments.
However, when its misused by pedestrians crossing roads and getting hit by the on coming traffic, it does make one hate it..but actually, its not the technology that is to be blamed.It is the user, who is abusing it and not conforming to the way, it should be used.
Many people waste time listening to music or social networking, but others manage time and they enjoy those activities in a befitting manner. This does mean, you need to have a control over your leisure and wants, to be able to appreciate your communication and not just going on and on, like an addiction.
Cell phones are much needed, when any tragedy happens, for we need to communicate for addressing all emergencies, specially in case of a natural disaster.
I think, just as watching television needs regulations so does a cell phone.
use but do not abuse, its a technology so be smart and not a behave like a fool.