The only reason I ever bought a cell phone was because Buck insisted it after I was nearly killed in a vehicle accident. He wanted the security of being able to communicate with each other when one or the other of us was not at home.
We had a land line so we purchased one TracFone to be used by whomever was going to be away from the house. Worked fine for us for years and we probably would still be following the same plan had he not died.
After his death, I still maintained the land line because it was the most economical avenue for running Internet and also had the cell phone with me when I went out. It was turned off when I was at home.
Now, Glenn and I do not have a land line. He didn't have one when we married, just a cell phone for himself. After we married he bought me a "real" cell phone (a flip phone) and that's what we currently have.
Barely any of the features of any of the Smart Phones are of any interest or use to us. Largely because we live quite simply, don't travel a great deal, which negates the need for GPS, don't wish to connect to the Internet via phone, text or "save" memos, photos, or conversations.
To us, viewing videos or movies via the phone screen is hilarious. If we desire to see these forms of entertainment, the big screen is our preferred choice. I would imagine viewing the burning of Atlanta from Gone with the Wind
on a cell phone screen be nothing short of silly.
Even though both our phones are bare bones models, they do have cameras that take both still and video pictures, a timer, alarm, and other features we have yet to figure out.
We've set up our account with our service provider to only have call "receive" and call "send," along with call waiting. No texting or other messaging is included in our bill.
We're not anti-techonolgy, it's just simply that, at this time, none of what a Smart Phone does would be of any use or interest to us.