A watershed day Ė when my phone credit resurrects itself and I can connect to the world again. An interesting feature of getting older is the reality of budgetary constraints. Now that I am monitoring expenditure, I recognise when service providers upgrade systems and note how the incremental changes to services increases data consumption, and impacts usage, and increases costs without warning. This is gouging: they give me more, but it isnít what I want or need. I understand the need to release system changes, but donít give me more apps that I wonít use and then charge me for them.