Afraid I will have to open with the "I'm one of the cool ones that avoids having a mobile phone" bit. However I am looking at its fallen brother in TV cable cutters and seeing some parallels. To that end how many really still care about the phone part of the mobile phone? I am pretty sure data has more or less done in SMS/"texting" and instead replaced it with email, IM or something tied more to the mobile number but still data. Not sure exactly what killed picture messaging (might have Apple hosing it up and doing it in like they helped do Flash in, might have been the rise of social stuff and data, might have just been email...) but I am pretty sure it is only there for the less technically capable. Possible answer being anticipated, "Yes I care as I no longer have a landline.". Is it kind of similar to a disc burner/reader in "Some legacy stuff it can be months between uses."? Does "the phone has replaced my computing device that I use when sitting in front of the TV." ring true for you? Apologies to those that wished to rant about the actual mic/speaker/phone call quality part having dropped a bit with the race to smaller form factors. I believe there are still some options in some of the more durable phones (aimed at building and construction types mainly) that do well here.