Cell phones can be useful for a lot of situations and plenty of responsible and considerate people who them and I have no problem with that. Unfortunately that is not the case in America where the youth has turned them into handheld AOL boxes. In America cell phones have become a status symbol among the youth. Its all about who has the newest, trippiest looking phone, with the craziest graphics and who can send the most gibberish texts messages with the most smiley faces in 5 minutes. And the marketers know this. Just look at any cell phone commercial in America. At my college, there is actually designated cell phone areas outside several doors. Exactly how smokers have their own little niche somewhere. And there is always groups of students out there jabbering away. And if you ever just sit and listen, the conversations are all pointless. Its never "Hey, my car won't start. Can you bring some Jumper cables?" Its always "Hey baby. I love you....no I love you baby!" or "You won't believe what he/she just said to me!"