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I just accosted a guy in the lift about his iPhone 1.0

I got into the lift just now to go and get some water from the downstairs tap. That’s where the sparkling mineral water is. Aye. Nothing but the best at SMS Text News Towers.

A guy joined me in the lift — or elevator, if you’re North American — and promptly started typing out a text on his iPhone.

I wanted to ask his opinion on the new iPhone. Would he be upgrading, would he stay with his current deal and so on.

But I didn’t. For a few minutes.

Then I thought, “Screw it, I’m a blogger! I can do these things!”

“Are you going to get the new one then?” I asked, gesturing to his iPhone.

“Ahh, I don’t know,” he said, making a face of pain, “I just got this one a few months ago and… well…”

“Ah well you can upgrade!” I prompted.

“Er? Well I’m on an 18 month contract..” he begins. Normob. Definitely.

“What price plan are you on?” I demand.

“Errrrr,” he thinks a few moments, “45 pounds a month!”

“Right then, call o2. You can upgrade for free. It’s just another 18 month contract.”

“Really?”

“Yup,” I said, smiling.

“Now will you upgrade?” I prompt, wondering if that changes his perspective.

“Oh sure! Of course!” he replies, beaming.

“Right. July 11th, that’s when it’s out,” I say, as the lift door opens.

Right on!

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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