Have we Americans become so incredibly materialistic that it's considered shameful to not use a smart phone? I've got news for all those people who commented on Twitter suggesting that Mr. Jones doesn't know how to use a smart phone or is too cheap: Some people actually use phones until they break! Not everyone buys a new phone each year nor do all people want or need smart phones. It's also incredibly rude to assume that just because a man is 70 years old, that he doesn't know how to use smart phone. Ageism anyone? I also think that Mr. Jones' wealth is unimportant in this discussion. Whether or not he chooses to buy a more expensive phone is his business. And of those who do want smart phones, not all fall in line in the Apple Army. I know lots of people who have fallen in love with my husband's Samsung Galaxy Note and out of love with their iPhones.
For the record, my Nokia "candy bar" style phone just won't die. It must be built like a tank because it's been dropped more times than I can count and is still in fine working order at the ripe old age of 8. I do not replace things that aren't broken or obsolete so, this baby isn't going anywhere until the cell phone grim reaper visits. Am I old? Not even close. Am I cheap? No. Do I not know how to use a smart phone? I use my husband's phone all the time. Will I replace my phone with a smart phone when it breaks? NO. I don't need one and I don't want to pay for another data plan.
FYI: I'm not defending Mr. Jones because I'm a Cowboys fan. Go SAINTS!