User Review( votes)
I’ve been thinking I need a new cellphone.
Lest you think it’s because I crave the latest gadgets—it’s not. My phone is at least four years old and I’m sick of the battery dying on me constantly.
So I went looking. And gosh do these new-fangled cellphones seem all snazzy.
Speakerphone. Bluetooth. Texting. Web access. Email access. MP3 player. Video recorder. Camera. Customized ringtones…
I don’t get any of it. From my experience, a speakerphone means the user holds the phone up to their mouth and screams as loud as they can into it.
And while I can see some usefulness for web access (say you’re lost and need directions or a phone number) it ain’t useful enough for me to pay for it. And the last thing I want to do is receive emails on my phone. I delete enough spam on one computer. Having to deal with it on my phone makes no sense.
The texting thing seriously worries me. I blame that and similar messaging services for the widespread demise of spelling among our youth. Back when I gave out my email address to website visitors, I received emails that almost needed a translator to figure out what the hell it meant.
Tell me ur suprized.
As for the music, photos and video: how can the quality not be crappy? It’s a fucking cellphone.
Eh. Just one more example of needless shit that people buy because of the shiny advertising.
I just want a damn cellphone. To make phonecalls. Is that so hard?