I always set my phone alarm when I need to set the oven...which, admittedly, is not very often. When I just use the stove alarm, I always manage not to hear it or to conveniently ignore/forget that it's set. I don't seem to use my phone for talking much, but I do use it for a lot of other things so that I'm not wasting my monthly money! Made a grocery list while I was sitting at the hair salon the other week. I call the customer service desk when I'm in the store and can't find what I'm looking for or need help. Make notes about web sites I want to check out. I'm only limited by my imagination!