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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dumbphone owner.

Dumbphone owner, and will be until the stupidity gets sorted out.

Enter the stupidity.


stiill said...

Do you think it will ever be "sorted out"? This sounds like the intent of all marketing folks for all markets-- exploit the psychological shortcomings common to most humans for maximal profit.

Unknown said...

Before leaving for a vacation to Spain, I bought two Spanish SIM cards and two quad band GSM cell phones.

I like the European mobile phone pricing model. Here's why:

You get a local SIM card. It works with any quad band GSM cell phone.

You add Euros to that SIM card. When you run out, you add more euros. You can do this at any POS. The cell phone companies compete. You can do a side by side comparison of SIMs and the minutes you get on each carrier before buying. Same for data plans.

None of these stupid contracts and carrier locked cell phones. Here, the carriers dictate to consumers and consumers are stupid enough to buy their "package contract plans".

It's one of those things that makes you say: "Only in America."