Now, call me old fashioned but I really hate cell phones. They cost more than a landline (you pay by the minute for local calls!), offer horrible reception, aren't available for use in all areas, the phone itself becomes outdated once a year, students leave them on during class and disrupt the lecture, and people driving while on the phone cause accidents every day. Slashdot quoted a figure that stated 90% of college students own a cell phone. I will be part of the 10% who do not. I do not see a real _need_ for anyone but a doctor to have one. In college I plan to have one landline pointed at my PBX. Press 1 to ring the phone, 2 for voicemail, 3 to hear where I am, etc... Why do I need to be reachable at any moment in time? I can't study, eat lunch, or go for a walk in peace? Thoughts, anyone? my cell phone has great reception 95% of the areas I'm in. i dont have to worry about it in my area i've had my cell phone for 2 years now... i dont plan on upgrading for another year or so. i put mine on silent. I can't live without a cell phone. my life is always about keeping in constant communication with the people I socialize and work with. If I'm not talking on my phone, I'm instant messaging or I'm speaking to someone in real life. Without a ways of communicating on the go, my life would come to a halt. I dont have a landline phone. why pay 30 a month for a phone I don't use? not to mention long distance charges on it!? My cell phone I pay 43/month, get all the minutes I need to talk during the day, night, and weekend, free long distance and no roaming charges. Why do I need a landline??