According to experts, we are slowly climbing out of that pesky recession. Granted most of the experts are also rich, so what do they know really? I’ll believe that we are out of the recession when I can afford this particular app.
While I’m saving up for that app, I will dedicate my life to hunting down the developer and punching him in the face.
Aside from ridiculous apps, mobile phones are quickly trying to devise ways to make us all live outside of our means again. But they are doing it in a sneaky way. For about a year now T-Mobile has allowed their subscribers the ability to pay for mobile apps purchases by charging the item to their phone bill rather than their credit card. From a pure convenience factor, it’s a nice idea. But it is also a really really easy way to lose track of your spending. T-Mobile isn’t alone anymore. AT&T just announced that they will also be supporting this feature.
For right now Verizon and Sprint have no announced plans to join the fun. And while this is just mobile apps that we’re talking about here, it really does beg the question as to just how far down the road are we from being able to charge those Justin Bieber tickets to our cell phone bill rather than a debit card?