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Top 10 tell tale signs your mobile phone needs upgrading

1. It's so old the numbers on the keypad are in roman numerals

2. The phone's screen isn't in monochrome, it's actually black and white

3. The mobile takes longer to charge than the phone lasts when on battery power

4. You are envious when you see two people using polystyrene cups and a piece of string

5. A single text message takes so long to send, it's quicker to write a letter and have it delivered by post

6. The size of the phone is so big you've tried to make a call on the TV remote by mistake, more than once

7. The last major upgrade the mobile saw was a fuse change on the charger, around a decade ago

8. Getting Internet access isn't possible on the phone, as it came out way before the Internet was even invented

9. Signal reception on the mobile is so bad you've seriously considered the 'two polystyrene cups' method of staying in touch with people

10. On a daily basis the mobile phone lives in peril of being the very last victim of the Y2K bug

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.