My wife and I are in our 60's and both of us have "basic" (dumb) cell phones with T-Mobile but we both wonder if eventually we will be out of luck getting replacement "basic" phones with tmobile or anyone for that matter. I know the thing these days are smartphones but what if someone... especially the older crowd... just wants a phone that is just a phone? Will those days come to an end sooner or later? and we notice while researching cell phones that most smartphone reviews come in with poor or mediocre call quality. I know most people today don't care about actual voice calling but most of the older crowd still does and that included most of the young folks parents and grandparents. We need good call quality and it's harder and harder to find. I know it's said when everyone is on a smartphone and calls are all voip things will be better but for who? Older people mostly still just want a phone to be a phone and most end up on fixed incomes and cannot afford big time phone costs either for the phone itself or the plan. so what do you all see for the future of basic phones? Will there always be someone out there providing basic phones or not? I know there are some specialty carriers such as jitterbug but compared to what we have with tmobile jitterbug comes in more costly both for the phone and the service. is that our future with little choice?