..as everyone desperately checks Twitter and Facebook
Young lady who lives next door to me, the first thing she does when she arrives home in her car is to check her phone before she gets out of the car.
Anyone who wants to speak to me badly enough can leave a message, or ring me back later.
I don't give out my number to anyone other than a select few as I don't need to. I'm retired and am at home most of the time so people can call me on my home phone. My Mobile is switched off when I'm at home. Its only a basic mobile not a Smartphone so not used for anything other than calls and texts, and is only on when I'm out alone and my wife is at home alone so that she can contact me if necessary. It seems everyone wants my mobile number. The Pharmacist said to me the other day "We can send you a text when your prescription is ready". Totally unnecessary, I know when I requested it and when it should be ready. The chap in the car dealership said "We haven't got your Mobile number". So what? They've got my home number and that's all they need.
Not a lot of people know that you can send a text to a landline and it will be converted to a spoken message. Works on Virgin and is also available on BT lines.