My company supplied me with an alpha pager, one of those Motorola things with the chiclet keyboard. Ugh. Hated it. Hated to carry it, hated to use it. I gave it back to them, told them I wasn't going to carry around this bulky gadget, in addition to the passcard for the building and my own Timeport PCS phone.
I use the cell for anything BUT personal matters. I give the cell number to websites, vendors, magazines, banks, even credit cards - anyone that wants a phone number from me. Personal calls come to my land line. I guard that number as a closely held state secret. :) This way, anything coming to my cell phone is ignorable, except for when it's my turn to be on-call. Anyone calling my land line is probably someone I want to talk to, family or friends, rather than some whiner from work or a telemarketer.
Hey, the first incoming minute is always free, and text messages are also free, so why carry around a second gizmo, when the one I already have and would be paying for anyway, does it all, at no additional cost to me or the company?
They don't have to reimburse me for something I would have paid for anyway. And I don't have to carry around that damnable Motorola pager. Don't you hate having to carry around more than one communications device?
just roll a fatty