Giving in to mobile telephony

I finally, finally gave in a few weeks ago and got a mobile phone. I held out as long as I could on the grounds that (1) I was a contumaciously independent-minded eccentric who disdained herd mentality consumerism, and (2) I didn’t really need one.
But I guess I said WTF and joined the herd. And right away I learned something interesting:   getting a mobile phone does not automatically make you more popular! Especially when you don’t tell anyone your number. And here I was expecting the cute sexy little device to be ringing off the… hook?
Whatever, if you’ll pardon the expression.