I have a pre-paid tracfone that I only use for work related instances.So, I guess I'm in the half that wouldn't die without a cellphone. I do know what it's like to tell someone that I only text and don't talk on the phone because I don't want to waste minutes. Whenever someone finds out I have a tracfone, I usually get asked, why don't I get a contract phone... At time it can be a bit embarrassing, but at the end of the day, it's my money and I find that I end up saving a lot more money with a tracfone than with a contract phone. I started out volunteering when I was 17, and I have never gotten a job where I had to apply. Every job that I applied for I was denied, but then again I haven't applied for a job in 4 years. Every job that I have ever earned money for I got by knowing someone. My last job, before the one I have right now, I started out as a volunteer. I volunteered there for a year, and then after that year I asked to be a paid employee and wouldn't you know . . they hired me. Oh, and please keep in mind that if you do volunteer, work your ass off. I have seen volunteers "fired" because they think that because they volunteered that they can just half-ass it at work. If you work your ass off as a volunteer and you like working there, then ask to be a paid employee.