As for the people who say they don"t want a mobile – why?
TBH I just use it as a portable computer and rarely make any calls on it
Well, as far as my requirements go, mobile telephones are far too crippled (I find telephone operating systems to generally be very poor to extremely poor for what I need – Android was a massive disappointment, for example, as it"s just incapable of doing what I need from a computer, and it"s not like my requirements are complex) and have the combined problem of generally having no proper in-built input devices and far too short a battery-life to act as a portable computer as I would require one to be, and the fact that I"d need to pay extra money every month in order to keep it functional just isn"t for me. (Even if you go with a Pay-As-You-Go option, the providers of these now require similar payments per month to those of people with contracts to use the same device, rendering the whole pay-and-go concept pointless.)
That"s why I have a Pandora instead – I"m writing a novel on it, amongst other things, and its battery-life is phenomenal (a *genuine* ten to twelve hours of actual work, gaming, or whatever, for what I do; About thirteen to fifteen hours if I have the lid shut and just use it as a music-player; Or about eight if I have the WiFi on for web-browsing and the like), and it becomes double-phenomenal with the new kernel that"s currently being worked on and tested (I estimate that I should get about twenty to twenty-four hours of usage time on a single charge, from that). I wouldn"t be able to do that on a telephone.
Whilst it hasn"t occurred here, I really do feel that it"s kind of sad that whenever someone says that they don"t want or need a mobile telephone, some people look at them like they"re somehow defective! It"s happened to me lots of times, and I once encountered someone who reacted with nothing short of complete shock, and it wasn"t joking shock, either – I actually found it rude.
I just don"t have a need for a telephone and a telephone can't do what I need, so why should I have or want one? That"s just a complete waste of money and time on a useless object that has no hope of ever doing what I actually require.