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Why do people pay a fortune


cream.

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for a mobile phone.

All you want is to do is make the call or maybe a the odd text.

Mine cost £19.99 from asda and does the job.

Do you need more than that in a mobile?

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wee eddie

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Winter Fuel Allowance = 1/2 Case of Port

Dunn n'Dusted

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March Hare

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I've had these arguments with my daughters who always seem to have the latest phone. They just smile gently and humour me, then produce the phone and show me new movies of my grandchildren - aww. . . bless!

When I advance the 'grumpy old git' argument that if I want to film anything I'll use my digital camera, they say "have you got it with you then?" which rather deflates me.

So now my feeling is it's horses for courses - I'll stick to my basic phone but continue to be amused and impressed when they show me a photo or movies on theirs.

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wee eddie

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It would be a dreadful day if we (those of 39 and over) were ahead of them.

What could they do to show off and rebel with.

The only thing that makes me sad is that now all these special features are available, I no longer have any compelling need for them.

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lisa02

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I've owned over 70 different models!

I have to have the latest, but one I do not want is the iphone. Now that's over priced hype.

I need video, camera, mp3 and games the video and camera to capture moments with the kids, the games and mp3 for a bit of escapism. :P

A good solid design that allows quick texting and good call clarity aswell. It must look good too and be small enough to operate in one hand.

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spuds

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Cheapo mobile on payg is more than sufficient.

In any case, these modern new fangled contraptions only baffle the older generation. It took me a week to read the instruction books, and a further week to find the switch on buttons on my Sagem,Sendo and Motorola T180 mobiles ;o)

Why three!. I keep forgetting to charge them up, so one is bound to be fairly charged, in case of emergencies :O(

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mehim

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As a person who goes away for long periods its a comforter.

I have a radio, jukebox, photoalbum, can watch home movies, its also an address book and I can phone home. I can access the internet,my emails and even watch TV. I can send photos home, take movies of unusual events and video call on those special occassions. All in a package that is smaller than the fags and lighter I used to carry around.

I don't think it's expensive either. I pay about £18 a month for 500 minutes, and a few hundred texts . I can call from various countries for no charge,using my inclusive minutes. My average call charge per month if I was on PAYG could be £40 and I would have to pay for the phone.

I upgrade every time because it costs nothing, better features, usually bigger storage and bettter camera. The phone is then handed down to the next in line and every one has an upgrade. The oldest phone is then re-cycled. This also means a better package for my Wife, who did not upgrade but got a better deal for £12 pm.

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tricia321

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I am not young and trendy but I like the idea of being able to call, email,record vids, take pics listen to radio or Mp3's and not having to carry everything around with me and missing some eventful pictures. but I dont like paying too much for a phone but dont spend too much on calling people , billy no mates LOL

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tullie

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How on earth did we manage without a trendy mobile phone,do we need an mp3 player,camera,etc etc when we are out and about,no we dont

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Robotic_Rob

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I suppose if the quality is there in the mobile for what you want to use it for, then its a money saver. I like to think i have a middle of the road phone. Something that doesnt cost a bomb but actually has extra features.

To me the quality of the internet, camera (pictures and videos), MP3 player, radio, tv are just not good enough for what i want. So i use other devices or i get by without. I have all these features on my phone but i rarely use them because of the quality issues.

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Boghound

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What's all this b/s about being "young and trendy"?...It made laugh reading the mid-life crises ages...I'm 61 own a phone (HTC 3600)that does everything but brings my "slippers/plaid dressing gown" to me (I had a digital dinosaur to do that but the dog ate it) I produce "hard trance" music on I.T devices "young things" would die for...Visit clubs that people have my age don't go to....The point being...Your as young as you feel and alway try to "feel" someone young!!;-)

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