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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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DANZIG

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Its defintely an age thing. The old dears where I work (a bingo hall) all have mobile phones and they are all the type I used to have years ago. You know the ones - you can only talk and text on them (no camera imagine that!?!?). I got my last phone a year or so ago and, maybe because I myself am getting long in the tooth, have no intention of getting a newer model unless it breaks.

Or unless one comes out that makes a lovely cup of tea..

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bluto1

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Any of you trendy "old" guys remember back in schooldays in the 40's the mobile phones we made with a pair of empty pea or bean tins, a hole in the bottom of each tin and a length of string stretched tight between them. They worked too and the only upgrade was a pair of bigger tins and maybe a length of parachute cord.
Odd what the memory does. :-))

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kas227

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Where do I fit in? I would be first in the queue for the new iphone 1.1.3 or similar if I could afford it . . . but I'm in my 50s.

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donki

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I agree that they are good for the unexpected but say you were going to a wedding, i doubt if you wouldnt take ur digital camera and just stick with your phone?

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mehim

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I have a 3megapix camera with zeiss lens in my camera, takes reasonable photos and is ideal for the unexpected shot. I have a gb card, holds enough music. The music is very good,especially considering the envirnment its used in. The newer cameras like the viewty have 5 megapix cameras, but a lot depends on the lens. Very happy to carry mine around as I now have photos/videos I would never have had.

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donki

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To be honest I like to have the latest mobile and upgrade every year to the best one available but i have to say. A phone isnt a replacment to either a digital camera or an MP3 player in my opinion. Its nice to have the ablity to do it but everywhere i go my ipod comes with me and if I know il be taken pics I bring my digital camera....... so it kinda defeats the purpose of having one. Only my opinion of course. the quality simply isnt there in phones with cameras or MP3's. Doesnt stop me getten the latest one thou. :S

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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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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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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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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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