I must say this article mostly reflects a situation seen in more developed countries... here in Ecuador I'm stuck paying a premium for my cell-phone, how about $60/month for 200 minutes! Anyway, an interesting piece from CNN that brings up the question, how much life left have conventional landlines?

A graduate student living in Chicago, Fogel used his cell phone for most calls. And when he replaced his dial-up Internet connection with a cable line, he realized his regular phone wasn't central to his life.