Choosing to not have a cellphone was the best decision. I absolutely have no need for it. I hate being "available" for people. People contact me either through my boyfriend, mom, or email. I also have a house phone, but don't have an answering machine. Email is the best because I can check it when I'm ready too.
I was inspired by Bill Murray. He is called the white whale. There is a mysterious 1-800 number in order to contact him. Nobody knows where he is. He doesn't have an agent. I feel like I'm like that. Nobody knows where I am or what I'm doing. If it is important they can send me an email or contact my family.
I love having conversations with people in person. Phones are such a big distraction. I cannot tell you how many times I go out with people and they spend half the time checking their phone, it is so rude.
If I am in an emergency situation, there isn't a single business that won't allow you to use their phone. I have often gone into establishments and asked them if I could quickly use their phone, they say yes. There are also payphones, surprise surprise. Yes payphones, although not many, are still around.
I feel like I live a happier life now that I don't have a cellphone. I feel free.