Unit 1. Activity 1. Data on Fixed Line vs. Cellular Debate

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Pros & Cons of Fixed vs. Cellular: Pros:
Cost:
Most wireline phone companies charge more than what you'd pay for most alternatives, and some are taxed more as well. There are some locations where getting new wired phone service is prohibitively expensive or even impossible. Long Distance and extra features like Call Waiting are normally included with alternative phones.
More Features:
Cellular and broadband phones normally include Long Distance, Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Forwarding and more, usually at no additional charge. They also have Text Messaging and various forms of data service which are unavailable with a landline.
Portability:
If you move your home more than average (or if it's on wheels), your phone and your
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Price - If you plan to use Skype just for calling other Skype users, then it’s free - you can even have a small online meeting. Skype also lets you video conference with another person using the free plan. The only drawback is that you can't have a larger video conference on the free plan, as you can only hold a video call with one user at a time. There are no monthly fees to pay, unless you’ve chosen a monthly plan. You can also save on your phone bill by inviting other people who you need to call often to join Skype too. If you prefer to call on a landline or cell phone, you have the option to choose a pay-as-you-go plan, which charges a small amount for these kinds of calls - if you call international numbers often, using Skype could work out cheaper than using your office phone.

2. Ease of Use - Skype is very easy to install, set-up and begin using. It has a really user-friendly interface that anyone, regardless of their level of tech knowledge, can learn to use. Adding new contacts, sending instant messages and placing calls are all done with the click of a button. It’s also very easy to know if Skype was set up correctly, as the tool has a test call number where users can check if their audio and microphone are working properly. This is great, as there is no guessing whether Skype was installed correctly or not.

3. It is where you are - With a number of Skype versions available, you can use it anywhere,

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