I haven't had a landline for several years (I still have a phone like that, but it doesn't have phone service; I keep it because people buzz in to get to my apartment using it). I also pay nothing for my cell phone month-to-month. It's a thing where you pay whenever you need more minutes, except that I have all sorts of minutes already on there, and I make maybe 1 call a week. If I never bought another minute (and never replaced it) the thing would probably last me 10 years. 95% of what I use the phone for is to tell the time while I'm out or as an alarm to wake up in the morning. But if I'm ever stuck in the middle of nowhere it'll be nice to have it as an option to call someone.