How much is a cell phone were you live?
They’re anything but expensive, at least here.
I have a pre-paid phone, and I can go a whole month with about 5 dollars. If I have a land line, I will use it, but sometimes I not near one,
Over here we have Federal Universities. They’re public and free, usualy there is one on each state, in the capital city. Most students come from other cities and thay rent apartments and don’t have a conventional telephone, most of them have only a cell phone.
There is a phone company that has a service where the $$$ of calls you get on this month, you get in credits to use on the other. Since these students have no other phones, they spend only 10 Reais - about 2,50; 3,00 dollars - that you have to pay every month to keep it working,
Today there are more mobile phones than conventional ones. And people, at least in my city, where everybody has one, learned that having a cell phone means nothing. Nobody leaves them on during classes or other social events.