Mobile phones (cellphones) have definitely exceeded my understanding of them. Ten years ago I could send text messages on them but I got a new one about three years ago that did so many things that I have never quite dug text messaging out of all the available functions. I was pleased that my new phone included a camera and took some photos with it but I have never figured out how to get the pix out of my phone and into my computer. I imagined that some sort of USB cable to connect phone and computer would be needed but none was supplied.
Recently, however, my phone began to play up so I needed a new one. Obviously, the thought came to me, I needed to upgrade from my old button phone to a new-style touchphone. Experience of not understanding my phone, however, had made me wary. Before I bought a touchphone, I needed someone to show me how to work it. So I went to three different retailers, including Dick Smith, and sought to have the product demonstrated to me before I bought it. Nobody had the time to do that. They all told me that I would "pick it up".
"Phooey to that!" I thought, and walked out of the store with my money still in my pocket. So I went down to the post-office and bought myself another old-style button phone for $49. Maybe I will work IT out one day. At least I can make and receive calls and I can at least read text messages. It's got a horrible ringtone that I would like to change but I don't know how to do that either.