I'm not sure I would assume that now, let alone what might be true in the future. I mean, yes you have a land line now. Who knows if there will even BE landlines 10 years from now. And I know that most public places in our area will absolutely not allow a child/youth to use their phone. My children's schools will not allow the student to call their parents -- the staff person calls for them. But there are times when I would much rather speak directly with my child. And the school won't call with the "Is it OK if I go to Mary's house to play?" sorts of situations. Your community may be different and your situation may be different then ours. But these are probably issues that you will need to think about as you make decisions about your children and technology in the future. Though you are completely correct -- no one (well, no one I can imagine) needs a personal cell phone at 2! And thinking through a general philosophy about issues such as technology is smart. But so is realizing that situations change and you need to be open to reconsidering as they do so.