I have a pay as you go Verizon cell phone. Every February I put $100 on it and typically have money left over the next year when I go to put another $100 on it. Today I have a balance of $1.50, and it aggravates me.
I only give the number to my children's school, doctors, and close family and friends. I tell family and friends "Only call me on my cell phone if you HAVE to get in touch with me. Please don't call just to chat. Call my home phone for that." Basically, the cell phone is so the school can reach me if my kids are hurt or sick, if my car breaks down, or someone needs my help and they can't reach me at home.
My home phone and Internet isn't cheap. I can call pretty much anywhere and talk forever if I want with no extra charges. My cell phone is EXPENSIVE to shoot the shit on. Also, if I am not home, I don't want to chit chat. I am driving, not safe, at a register, friggin rude, or at my son's school, busy, etc and so forth.
Yet, .........people still call me on it, while I am sitting at home, to say, "hey, what's up?" Ummm, not my cell phone minutes.
So, no, not the end of the world, but irritating. I don't have extra money to waste.
I just needed to vent a bit. It was triggered by my friend calling me at 5am on a Saturday morning to CHAT on my cell phone. I thought someone died.