I bit the bullet. As much as I despise cell phones, I decided to get one for my weekend trip to New York and for emergencies and trips otherwise. It’s a Kyocera and I got it though the Virgin Mobile pre-paid service [insert virgin joke here :) ].
I’m going to meeting some friends in Manhattan that are coming in on the train, and it’s a lot easier to have communication on hand than it is to look for a pay phone or rely on others. The phone is certainly nothing fancy, but it does what I want it to do and it has a lot of features that are kind of cool, like downloadable ringtones and rudimentary video games like Tetris.