I'm not a fan of cell phones. I carry mine when I go out -- mostly as a timepiece -- but when I'm at home, I leave it on the sideboard downstairs with my keys and wallet. I get few calls, so it usually isn't a problem.
On those rare occasions when my cell phone does ring, I'm usually upstairs in my office/man cave using the computer. After months of practice, I can consistently hear the phone ringing, get out of my chair, sprint down the hallway and stairs, move the pet gate (#%$@ cats), turn the corner, lunge for the phone, and flip it open... less than half a second after the call goes to voice mail!