As soon as I read that quote from this article, I knew how true it was. Back when I didn't have a cell phone, at least three people complained to me about it-- one of whom actually offered to pay my monthly bill if I would get one. In the end I capitulated and now I have a Cingular pay-as-you-go plan that costs $100 a year, and a used phone I got for $30. I was really glad for it when my tire went flat the other day, too.
Hat tip to Al Mohler's blog.