You dutifully inform me that I have a voice message waiting. You carefully protect me from some unknown threat by forcing me to type in a voice mail password that I can never remember, *every* time. You eat my minutes to hear someone say "Call me back, blah, blah, blah."
"Smart" phone, why are you wasting my time?
You see, I never wanted your voice mail anti-feature. You assumed I did. I gave you my voice mail password more than a few times. Why did you not remember it? Why can you not just inform people that there are better ways to communicate?
"Smart" phone, you have not progressed since the '90's. I'm tempted to dump you.
In fact, I already have plans...
In my lifetime I will actually see a phone that is truly smart. When the Ubuntu Phone arrives, the world will have the means to finally fix this and other issues once and for all.
"Smart" phone, your days are numbered.
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