A friend I was chatting with online recently seemed surprised I've never sent/received texts on a cellphone. I didn't get a mobile phone until about three years ago, and I only bought it in case of emergency or maybe the VERY occasional call when away from the house. Any "messaging" or internet oriented stuff I do is at home on the desktop (or very rare times the old laptop). The cellphone I have cost $15 from Tracfone, and I pay $20 once every 90 days for minutes. I use the phone so little, and since the unused minutes roll over, I currently have over 1300 unused minutes accumulated.