I have to get this off my chest and in more than the usual number of characters available on Twitter....
WHAT THE HELL is going on with the price of sim free mobile phones? I mean, seriously now... over £700 for a brand new iPhone 7 now and nearly £600 for a Galaxy S7 (pointless) Edge!!
For the life of me I just can't seem to understand why the hell anyone in their sane little minds would EVER bring themselves to pay that much for a phone, even when paying monthly for it. It's ridiculous!
Think about it logically... you can buy yourself a laptop nowadays for £300 that could practically cook your tea for you as well as assist you with your work and emails, with a larger screen and a nice keyboard that doesn't think you mean to type the word hat every time you want to say the word not!
I just think the greed of mobile phone manufacturers is remarkable, considering there's so much commonality between the newer models at the top end of the market! I'm incredulous about it.
I don't currently wish to swap out my Nexus 5X as it does exactly what i want it to do, but even if I wanted a newer phone, I'm not sure paying £600-700 would give me much in the way of a difference to what I currently have and paid £350 for 12 months ago.
Just like my issue with the ridiculous price of landline line rental (which is a pandemic waiting to explode too BTW) greed is causing us, the consumers, to have to pay obscene amounts of money for very little benefit of difference from things that cost a fraction of the price.
Unless we take a stand and begin to figh back at these companies by refusing to pay these riduculous prices, we'll soon be paying £1000 for an iPhone that is quite frankly made of chocolate and isn't worth a fraction of that.