So my “telecom mom” brought home and married her a “sbc daddy”, creating a dysfunctional cellular family with fancy new commercials and a combined color/logo scheme. Cingular Wireless now has 50 million subscribers, nearly one in three cell phone owners. Which leads me to the question, why can I barely get reception in my own home (where statistically there must be at least a half dozen other subscribers within earshot to hear me complain). And why do my conversations regularly get dropped at the same places on my commute home? I’m not quite yet to the point of screaming, “You’ll never be my real dad!”, but I’m not counting out teenage rebellion either.