Billionaire Jerry Jones, who owns NFL's Dallas Cowboys, still uses a flip hand phone despite his vast fortune including ownership of the popular football team that is worth at least US $2.3 billion.
Flip hand phones were popularized by Motorola in mid 1990s with its MicroTac brand launched in the market in 1989 followed by StarTac in 1996.
StarTac is one of the mobile phones that gained popular consumer acceptance with nearly 80 million units sold.
From the Twitter post by Cork Gaines, it appears that Jones is still using either the MicroTac or StarTac series.
While others are saying Jones can well afford the most expensive hand phone in the market, some commentators say the Motorola flip phone is reliable for actual phone calls and serves the purpose of just sending and receiving calls.
"My old Motorola flip phone was the best phone I ever had.. for actual phone calls" George Geo commented on the post.
Kevin Conte @KevinConte 10h @CorkGaines said, "And he just signed what, a multi-million dollar deal with AT&T for naming rights to his pride and joy stadium!"
The Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, had Jones registered as its owner until early this year but it is now under AT &T's name in what could be the result of a naming rights arrangement as mentioned by Conte in his comment.
Jones, who has a net worth of at least US$2.7 billion, has popularized the Cowboys Stadium among boxing fans across the US when he entered into an arrangement with top promoter Bob Arum, owner of Top Rank Promotions, to stage the Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey match in March 2010.
Cowboys Stadium is now known as AT&T Stadium and currently listed as city-owned.