, ScanIAm wrote

Listen to music while running.

Listen to podcasts while working around  the house or on the way to work.

GPS to find places that I've never been.

Reading news and other useless crap while eating lunch or waiting in line for stuff.

Texting/IM'ing a few friends.

Phone calls.

Listen to music while running -- mp3 player

Listen to podcasts working around  the house or on the way to work.-- mp3 player

GPS to find places -- map

Reading news and other useless crap while eating lunch or waiting in line for stuff -- take medication for ADD

Texting/IM'ing a few friends -- take more medication for ADD

OK, I'm being facetious.  Maybe.

I suffered a serious illness.  I was in the hospital for along time and then unable to work for several months.  One of the things I did to save money while I was unable to work was get rid of my cellphone.   During my recovery I rarely left the house, and when I did my wife was with me and she has a phone.

That was 4 years ago.  Today I'm fully recovered and back to normal.  And I still don't have a cellphone.  Not only am I saving hundreds of dollars a year, but even better is the freedom.  Want to get in touch with me?  Send me an email.  Or call my home and leave a message on my answering machine.  I'll get back to you when I feel like it.

Best thing I ever did.