For those who are wondering what I plan to do with my cell phone, wonder no further
I plan to cancel my service on May 30th. If you want to talk to me (or text me) before then, call my cell phone. If you want to talk to me after that, email me for my home telephone number. If you really want to get a hold of me, use email (or vmail because it is wicked sweet).
My dad's cell phone will still be active, but he lives in Nome...which means the best way to get a hold of him is to physically track him down as he makes his afternoon trek to the post office.
Unrelated, yet related, many Peace Corps Volunteers have cell phones. There is hope yet.