<![CDATA[Why is it so hard to get people to pay for things over the internet and so easy to get them to pay for things on their phone?
Well the two aren't really related I suppose. Most of the people who buy stuff over the internet are under 18 and don't havea credit card so they don't really have a way to pay for stuff over the internet. So I'll rephrase:
Why do people pay for stuff on their phones when the same stuff is free on the internet?
I was looking in a magazine (a TV guide) and you could do a numerology love test for £1. Just text your name and your (possibly) beloved's name and get a percentage back. There are hundreds, possibly more, of those on the internet completely free so why would you ever pay a quid for it?
The other thing that got me was the advert had most popular ringtones. Why would you want one of the most popular ringtones? I thought the whole point of a custom ringtone was so your phone didn’t sound like everyone elses (although a train completely full of crazy frogs would have a certain humour about it).
Maybe people between 16 and 18 are just more prone to idiocy…
Or maybe this isthe evidence that mobile phones cause brain damage…]]>