Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Yesterday, I had renewed my contract with T-Mobile and had ordered new phones for my parents and I. Wirefly.com and the T-Mobile website offer many smart phones and Android phones for free but one must pay for the dumb phones. Needless to say, my mother was none to happy that I had to spend money on two dumb phones. It's not like two years ago that you could get a basic phone for free and had to pay for a smart phone. Now it is hard to find a free dumb phone but easy to find a low cost dumb phone. Five or six years ago, everyone was excited over the Motorola Razr but now it's the Android phones and the iPhone. Cell phone companies seem to be pushing the Android phones and getting rid of the dumb phones. Which makes me believe that in the next two years, there will not be any kind of dumb phone to speak of and my parents will be forced to make a choice. Either get a smart phone, cancel thier cell phone plan and live without cell phones, or get a pay as you go cell phone (if they are still around). I am not opposed to getting an Android phone but I am not thrilled about paying extra for a data plan. But I did want to try out having an Android phone.