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How to Connect a Cell Phone to Computer

Cell phone has become an essential part of both domestic and professional life. But due to its small size, it is very hard to use its features for long time. However various technologies have been introduced for connecting the mobile phone with computer for getting its services in a simplest environment. By connecting cell phone with computer, you can get access to use various services of cell phone at your computer's screen.

The most notable benefits of connecting cell phone to computer are:
- It allows you to write long text in your cell phone through your computer's keyboard.
- It allows you to transfer play lists from PC to Cell phone or vice versa.
- It allows you to transfer pictures and video.
- It allows you to use your cell phone as a gateway for Internet access
- It allows you to use your cell phone's camera as web cam.

Ways of Connecting Mobile Phone to PC
Modern technology has been introducing various ways for connecting the cell phone to computer. Some of the most common technologies are:

Connectivity through Infrared:
Infrared technology offers several important advantages as a form of wireless communication. It allows your cell phone to connect with your computer but it has some drawback as well. It is found in most of the cell phone, but for connecting with your computer, you have to buy a separate device because infrared connects with other infrared device by joining both devices. If they separate for a while the connection would be broken. Moreover, its connecting speed is too slow as compare to other technologies and due to its slow speed you cannot connect your cell phone's camera as PC's web cam.

Connectivity through Bluetooth:
The most common technology for connecting cell phone with other device is Bluetooth. As compare to infrared, Bluetooth has more advantages for connecting the cell phone to your computer i.e. It is faster than infrared, it detect other Bluetooth automatically instead of joining the devices, you can easily transfer files through it, etc. but it has drawback of buying a separate device for connectivity because most of computers do not has built-in Bluetooth.

Connectivity through USB:
The cheapest but easily accessible way of connectivity is USB connectivity. It is found in both devices - cell phone and computer. All new computers have USB port and all latest mobiles have USB cable for connectivity purpose. You can easily connect your cell phone with your computer through this cable and software - software CD usually comes with cell phone and also available in market.

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