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I have come to the conclusion that I'm lousy at having a cell phone as a primary phone. We got rid of our landline to save money in light of the impending lay-off, and I'm supposed to be using my cell phone instead, which I normally keep in my purse in case of emergencies. I can't get in the habit of keeping it with me. If I remember to put it on the dresser near where I write, I forget to take it with me when I leave the house, and vice versa. This morning I realized I hadn't seen it in two days, and yes, found it somewhere badly in need of a recharge. This will be a long hard battle.

And now I have to go to the dentist, which is going to eat the rest of the morning.

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That's what I feared when we discussed dropping ours. I never can remember where the darn thing is!

Sorry about the dentist.

This is why we haven't dropped our land line... my purse gets a lot of calls on the cell.

I keep my cell phone charger right next to the computer. When I leave the house, it goes in the backpack, which is also near the computer.

My solution was to go to the Japanese paper store and buy a really noisy bell -- my purse makes a distinctive sound when the phone's in there, and I'm used to it, so I realize something is wrong when it's not.

I leave my charger and my cell phone on the counter where I leave my car keys so I won't forget it - and it's close enough to pick up unless I am upstairs.

My habit is to have the charger for my phone on the nightstand next to my glasses. (My phone’s primary job is being a note-taking device, so it’s important to keep within reach. My wife prefers that if I get an idea in the middle of the night, the only light that goes on as I jot it down is that of the phone’s screen...)

Have you considered Skype? I believe you can get a fixed phone number for a year for about $30. Then you get a skype type phone that is online as long as your router is up and running, (not you computer), and you can get phone calls as per normal. The skype phone adds some cost, but its something you might want to look into!

It takes a little while to build the habit. I think it's also a function of how many calls you get and make. I really rely on mine.

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