For more years than I could ever fathom, manufacturers and service providers around the world, have been enticing people to purchase their handsets.
For many young people, having the latest model of the top brands of smartphones is the status quo — an ostentatious display of wealth; their way of saying to others, “I am doing well financially in life. I can afford to purchase the newest models of smartphones on the market.”
A schoolgirl was teased about having a very cheap cellular phone by her peers; she remained nonchalant and listened to all of their insulting remarks.
After they were through with their teasing, the schoolgirl took out her simple cellular phone and made a call to someone; she said this to her peers after she was finished with her call: “Well, at least, I can make a call on mine. I can bet that you don’t have money on yours to make a call.”
er peers remained silent; they had nothing to say to her and were unable to defend themselves, because they knew that what she said was the truth.
Many teenagers are known to have prepaid phones (they don’t go with the billing system), so they only top up their prepaid phones whenever cash is available to them (Which might be weekly, monthly, etcetera).
I am of the opinion that it is nonsensical to posses an expensive smartphone if there are no prepaid credits (or available minutes via a post-paid billing system); it is akin to having a Rolls Royce with no gas in the gas-tank — absolutely useless!
What most people fail to realize is that they may have the latest model of smartphone today and in approximately two and a half weeks’ time, the manufacturers launch a newer model; their way of trapping the materialistic-minded ones (Now, that is a harsh way of doing business; getting wealthy through people’s ignorance).
Many adults (and some of the teenagers) would agree that we don’t have to purchase smartphones on a regular basis.
Don’t buy a smartphone to fit in with a certain clique; buy a smartphone, because you see it as a genuine necessity; something that you could use to keep in touch with friends and family and to have around in cases of an emergency.
Also, it is okay to get yourself a new smartphone when you discovered that the software in the old one is corrupted, or going bad.
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