An Appraisal of Potential Benefits of Phone Communications among Students of University of Maiduguri – Nigeria

Bitrus N. Umar


Man is a communication animal. The convergence of Global System Mobile phone (GSM) communication has shown the readiness of development in the area of telecommunication sector. It is an indispensable part of the contemporary world. The Information and Communication Technologies have brought about rapid technological, transformation in the society. Human Communication is that which the interdependent participants are engaged in information dissemination, reception and processing and exchange of ideas in order to be able to transact with others and adapt to their environment. The use of Information and Communication Technology in GSM has created a lot of possibilities and enhanced means of communication through which people can communicate in the society. Mobile phones have become an integral part of people’s daily life. There are many ways through which people use their mobile phones for various purposes. GSM has ensured speedy communication, among students of tertiary institutions with particular reference to University of Maiduguri.  There are lots of benefits in using the GSM-phone especially among students where Short Message Services (SMS) are used in form of interpersonal communication in different style or languages. This study meant to assess the potential benefits of SMS GSM-phone among students.

Keywords: Appraisal, potential, benefit.

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