As for "takes hours to respond to texts" - half the time I forget I own a cell phone. I haven't checked mine at all this morning. The battery is probably dead.
I check my phone regularly, but I sometimes decide not to respond to a text message immediately, which usually leads to me forgetting about it. Then people get all ****** about it. Worst part is when people can check whether or not you've read a message (like on Facebook). I get the standard "Why haven't you answered me? I know you've seen my message" crap.
Jeez, people are so desperate to have me verify their existence. It's kinda scary.