On the cellular phone network.
Does it work?
If so, then they missed one.
But it still makes phone calls, unlike an iPod.
Are we arguing about imaginary upgrades for imaginary house helper robots?
Yes, I think people make upgrades to their house with the full knowledge that these will go obsolete. My whole house was wired to the hilt... with old-fashioned multi-line phone cable. Pretty much useless now. So I pull cable. As you say, eventually my CAT5e and CAT6 will go obsolete - and I'll upgrade again.
People who need a traveling robot will pay more for that capability, just as people who need to use power tools away from an outlet pay more today. People who don't want to buy a new "robot friendly" drill or dishwasher will pay extra for the more versatile model. It's all good - not everything needs to be homogenized like PCs were for a good run.
Oh, so that's why Obama's justice department sued to prevent T-Mobile from merging with AT&T.
That's my plan. Only 100 talk minutes, but extra is only 10 cents per minute. I rarely spend more than $10 on extra minutes.
But you don't tell the frog that you are boiling it.
I suspect that the reason the "major carriers" are seeing their per-customer revenue increase is because they are losing their price-sensitive customers.
Wifi? I pay for data, but the fact is that I don't really need to. Most of the time, I'm either sitting at work (with Wifi) or sitting at home (with Wifi). Even the train stations are plastered with "Xfinity" and friends.
Indeed. Clearly I need to stay in the cellar for a couple of days to let it work it's way out of my system.
That line worked 10 years ago, but the pay phones are all gone. You need to pay a little bit per year to keep a phone in the glove box just for occasional use. Or you can do what my in-laws do and just borrow strangers' phones! LOL.
Because they target their advertising in a very smart and effective way. I'm embarrassed to say that I probably would not have known about the great improvements in prepay if it weren't for the fact that I am friendly with the janitorial staff at work. I'm simply not exposed to the same kind of advertising that they are. They have all of these fantastic, cheap phone plans (and phones!) for low-income people but they manage to keep it mostly a secret from the majority of the mid to high income people. Most people kind of smirk when I tell them I am on prepay - even after I explain how I pay $60/month where they pay $150 for effectively the same usage.
All of their excuses are BS. For proof, I submit prepay as evidence. If you "charge" your T-Mobile account with a $30 card, it never costs more than $30/month for whatever service they are advertising, regardless of the market you are in.
It must be all the juicy steak.
To make your point, you stuffed words into the AC's mouth. Nowhere did he say that steak was "culinary perfection". He just said that it makes him happier than boiled cabbage. I'm no stranger to world cuisine, I live in a good restaurant city, and I'm lucky enough to be in a financial place where I can hit pretty good restaurants once in a while. That said, a good dry-aged steak is still near the top of my list, your pity notwithstanding. Steak is popular despite it's cost because people find it to be quite tasty.
Or pets. I love vegans who keep a carnivorous "companion animal".