I believe I\u2019m going to ditch my hard-wired business-only telephone line, go all-cellular, and save a bunch of dough. Unless faxes are very important in your business (and possibly even if they are), you should consider doing the same.For more than a year now, I\u2019ve been reading articles about consumers dumping their landlines in favor of mobile phones. A February study from In-Stat\/MDR found that 14.4% of U.S. consumers have gone cellular-only, and that percentage will more than double by 2008. This trend is especially prevalent among young adults who move frequently. But I haven\u2019t heard or read much about small business owners following suit.But both my wife and I recently upgraded our mobile-phone plans and hardware. While that\u2019s an annual chore for many, it was a big deal to us\u00a0- we hang on to our phones until they cause people to point and laugh in public. My friends said my old phone looked like a prop from Miami Vice.I was astonished at both the sound quality of today\u2019s phones and the low cost of the plans. My carrier charges less than $50 per month for a bazillion work-hour minutes, voice mail, no long-distance fees and no roaming charges; all the major carriers have similar plans.This got me thinking about ditching the hard-wired office phone. My cell phone was under-used. I need one, of course, so that $50-a-month fee is a given\u00a0- but the mobile phone sits in my car while I do business over the land line. Between local and long-distance service charges, that landline costs me just over $76 per month, or $912 a year.Modern digital cell-phones generally offer outstanding sound quality, although that may not be the case in all areas. And for $19.95, I got an excellent ear bud\/microphone that leaves my hands free to type notes while I conduct interviews.One of the remaining arguments in favor of the landline is the fact that it's hooked up to a fax machine. I'll estimate that I receive five faxes a year and send five. Think back to the $912 per year I spend on the office phone - I'm paying More than $90 a fax. Seems a bit steep.However, I do concede that it's nice to have a fax machine around. Here's my solution: I will hook the fax to the home telephone line and use it as a last resort only. I will need to receive faxes manually, but that's what I've been doing all along anyway.You might ask why I don't keep the office landline and ditch the one we use in our home, as so many consumers have. Just old-fashioned, I guess. It's a nice feeling to have one plain-vanilla phone in the house that works during power failures and can\u2019t be affected by some sort of cell-tower disaster. I suppose I'm part of the last generation that will feel this way about phone equipment.So there you have it\u00a0- almost. Before I pull the trigger, I want to hear from you. Have you gone all-cellular in your home-based business? Is it a good idea? Are there risks I haven\u2019t factored in? Tell me about your experience\u00a0- I promise to report back.