I wandered into the Telstra (franchise) mobile phone outlet at one of our local shopping malls today. I was keen to have a look at the new Next-G mobile phones which I'll have to switch over to after Xmas when the CDMA network finally closes down (thanks for nothing, Telstra). The young lass showed me two phones which will be available for my $20 plan (yes, I'm a bit of a cheapskate). One was a cheap Chinese model which I'd never heard of, the other a slightly better looking LG - both flip phones and of course I got told about all the wonderful things you could do with them; take photos, send them to other people etc. etc.
So I dragged the old brick out of my pocket and said that I really only wanted to make phone calls and send the occasional text message. To which she replied that they all come with those features these days ... but, of course, you don't have to use them. Phew, that's a relief, I was worried there for a moment. I wonder how many other old farts she's alienated by assuming that anyone over 30 is a complete moron ? When I do finally switch over I'll be doing it elsewhere.