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Why there is NO dial-tone in a cell phone? Ever thought?

Isn't that an interesting question? Did you ever thought that why do our mobile phones; the very techie smart phones, iPhones, iPads or Android, Windows phones, tablets do not have a dial-tone? :)

… We are living in an era where the dial tone is obsolete now and Ring Tone has predominantly present all along : ) But why and how phones could live without the dial-tone?


Well, let’s charge our brain and try to think the answer for the above question, can I share with you just my thoughts?


As we see, the sci-fi world around us is exploring with new heights and new visions. Ground breaking improvements have taken place in the recent technology stream leaving behind the traditional formats.


There is enormous progress in the tech world from mobile phones to smart phones, tablets, phablet (phone cum tablet PC), iPhone’s, iPad’s, iPod Touch etc… that had made human life easier than ever before.


It is likely to be seemed as these gadgets and gizmos have a strong hold on the future generation. The youngsters and teens always want to get their hands on the new, innovative inventions and are more used to with all the gadgets.


Mobile phone plays an important role in communication or interacting with our near and dear ones’ who are staying miles away from us. With the change in modes and means, communication has gone viral!


When Alexandra Graham Bell (historic sentence: "Mr. Watson come here, I want to see you") invented telephone, we, the common people felt joyful that we can now stay in touch with others by phone. But who knows, that the mobile revolution will touch new heights and parallels change meaning of communication?
Alexandra Graham Bell's early model of telephone
Image courtesy:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_of_the_telephone
Currently there is rip-snorting growth in the field of disruptive telephony. Various smart phones; android, blackberry, Nokia, HTC, Apple, Samsung, the giants of the mobile telephony world had encountered with several new futuristic mobile phones, not only to make voice calls, but also for chatting, texting, mobile video conferencing, surfing Internet and to lot more apps downloaded on it.

Do you think these giants are reeling in a mad rat’s race, with no motive and just want to grab the top most coveted #1 position?


Well, the world is leading surprisingly towards the new era of telecommunication. Life has become more comfortable. 

The masterminds all over the globe are providing us with top-notch gadgets that contribute in easiness of life.


Why can’t we hear a dial-tone in our cell phones but hear it on our landline phones?

FYI (for the records; from the annals of history & archives):