This is actually probably one of my bad habits in which I almost never answer the phone. First of all I am an introvert with almost no social network so there are not many who end up calling me wanting to talk anyway, I dislike talking over the phone since of the call centers I have worked at in the past and I am just not a phone type nor a sound type so mostly as a result my phone is on Silent unless my hubbie changes it to Vibrate. This isn't to say that I don't use the phone at all for communicating but it isn't my number one way to do so. Basically in my example the phone is my way to get in touch with my husband, his/our (my in-laws don't wan't to be called in-laws) family if need be, emergency use and of course work. Otherwise I would be happy to go without one.