Originally Posted by jcat
I have one (pre-paid card) for emergencies, and for use when traveling. I only turn it on when I'm going to work, and turn it off on my way home.
There was a bit on television last week - one of those "infotainment" shows - and the reporter went around asking people if they "faked" calls on their cell phones, i.e., pretended they were talking to somebody when they actually weren't. So many people said yes! Some examples were when they were alone and waiting for somebody, and felt awkward, or when they wanted to avoid talking to somebody sitting next to them on public transportation, or felt they were going to be accosted by a beggar.