<blockquote>Now that<a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/07/08/two-of-every-five-u-s-households-have-only-wireless-phones/" data-omni-click="r'article',r'link',r'5',r'401114'"> more than half</a> of American adults under 35 use mobile phones as their only phones, the intrinsic unreliability of the cellular network has become internalized as a property of telephony. Even if you might have a landline on your office desk, the cellular infrastructure has conditioned us to think of phone calls as fundamentally unpredictable affairs.</blockquote>
… I am well over that age – and have a massive disposition to never use my phone to call. This just might explain it. Then again – is ‘ruined the right word ?