Thanks to social media we have become conditioned to hit the like button. I propose introducing a dislike button. For example: I dislike planned obsolescence.
Last month I went to my local AT&T store to replace my HTC Inspire which I bought in May 2011. Sometime back in September of 2012 it began to act squirrelly. I learned that I was eligible for an upgrade in December even with six months left on my two year contract. I spent valued holiday time conducting research plus reaching out to my tech guru for a recommendation. Conclusion: I was going to buy the Samsung Galaxy S III which I knew in addition to its capabilities had a better screen than my current TV. Sweet! Only $199.99, but AT&T requires a one-time upgrade fee of $36. Remember my old phone had been on its death bed in less than two years; 16 months to be exact. Throw in a DuraShell Case since the back of the Galaxy S III is as thin as a sheet of Kleenex. Voila! $242.98 later, I was back operating in our Mobile First World.
Oh yes, while I was in the store, one individual bought a Blue Tooth (an option I passed on) and another traded their Android in for a new iPhone5. If my math is correct, AT&T grossed $600 in the thirty minutes I was replacing my HTC Inspire designed for planned obsolescence.
Beware of planned obsolescence!!