Mobile Phone 携帯電話

One of my friends wanted to get a mobile phone for her mother

She went to a docomo shop and looked around, then she came to me and told me, “My mother is moving to a new care home.  At the new place, she won’t have her own landline telephone so I went to a docomo shop to check the price, but the phone plans are too complicated.  Would you help me?”

I checked on the internet, and yes, there are so many plans and they were hard to understand.

So I told her, “I have a never-used mobile phone you can have.  It is a simple one.  You can sign up for a mobile plan with b-mobile.  All you need to do is insert the SIM card into the mobile phone.  You have to use it for at least 6 months, or pay a penalty. If you sign up with docomo, you have to pay a penalty if you cancel within 2 years, so I think it is a good deal.”  My friend said OK so I did all the work for her and gave her the mobile phone.

Her mother was 92 years old at that time, but she managed to use the mobile phone quite easily.  The only thing she had to learn was to not push the hang-up button too long.  This switched off the phone instead of hanging up and my friend thought that the battery was worn out.