People over-50s get confused by gadget talk

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 06:20 hrs

People over-50s are puzzled by jargon used in mobile phone and gadget shops, and would rather visit their doctor than go into a technology store, a study has found.

Despite 54 percent of over-50s using a mobile daily, they are daunted by the prospect of buying one - as almost half of them claim to be confused by the terms used by store staff, the Daily Express reported.

Almost a third avoid technology shops all together.

"Technology can present all sorts of challenges for a customer: specifications, functionality, modifications; all changing at a fast pace, not to mention the jargon," Sam Perkins, telecoms director at Tesco which commissioned the survey, said. (ANI)

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