I like to keep things simple. I have what I need. So in trying to streamline, I decided to get rid of my home phone since I get about 2 calls a month on it and both are usually wrong numbers. I will use my cell phone for all calls. Easy enough I thought but when I called the cable company they told me that if I got rid of my telephone service my cable/internet bill would increase by $40 but if I kept the phone line my bill would decrease by $20 because I could re-bundle my current bundle plan. Hmmm. No sense in spending an extra $40 to not have something that I don’t use anyway plus it might come in handy if I ever loose my cell, although I don’t know how handy since no one I know has that number and I don’t actually know anyone’s number that isn’t in my cell phone contact list. But I kept it. The actual telephone however, is not working because it needs a new battery in the handset. So I went to get a new battery which cost $26. I did not buy the battery but instead bought a $10 phone that doesn’t have a battery. Simple. When I went to pay for it, the cashier suggested I buy the protection plan which was $13 for the $10 phone. I just bought the phone.