Rubbish £55 phone launches for old people
Old people don't like technology. They like things that can give you lead poisoning and unsophisticated racism. However, everyone has mobile phones now, which means no-one rings each other in favour of text messages and social networking, leaving nana and grandpa left out in the cold.
And so, someone has decided to make yet-another mobile phone for pensioners.
The 'My Phone' is credit-card sized and has been designed to make mobiles easier to understand for people who aren't savvy when it comes to technology.
Rather than tapping in numbers to make a phone call (not that anyone does that anymore), you would simply press a customised button with the name of the contact on it. You can have up to eight numbers, which are pre-programmed into the phone by the manufacturer when you order it. The handset costs £55 alongside various 30-day rolling price-plans.
Helena King, head of affinity at Age UK, said it is "not surprising" that some older people have limited experience of using mobile phones as most people over the age of 65 use a fixed landline, adding that My Phone is "easy to use and means that people can contact their nearest and dearest at literally the touch of a button."