This article on wired.com struck a consonant chord with my own feelings about cell phones (a.k.a. mobiles). I concur with just about everything the writer has to say about hell phones but I would add one more comment. The user interface on the average hell phone is nearly impossible to learn (and retain as an infrequent user), being unnecessarily complex, crammed with too many unwanted features, and designed for someone who is probably 40 years younger than I am!
Perhaps the AARP should campaign for cell phone designs that older people can understand and use! That would be heaven sent!