I live so far out in the boonies that I can not get a signal on my AT&T cellphone. I have to use a, gasp, landline, if I want to call someone. And because I only got the BASIC service, I also have to use a calling card to make long distance calls. As if the calls I would make would NOT be long distance. How far out is it? I have to drive 75 miles to buy groceries. If I want to go to a Wal-Mart or Borders Books, or to the chiropractor, I have to drive 125 miles. But hey, I can see a gajillion stars at night. What a deal!