nah, cell phones don't suck, they are the tools of today. (hands free if your driving), as you know, many states are banning the use while driving and more states to follow.
There is probably a car maker designing a phone in the steering wheel (probably is one already!) but I think calls while you are operating a vehicle should be brief, extended conversations can be distracting to your driving.
hell, before cell phones, it was the CB radios in the cars and trucks. Range was limited, but you could talk to anybody you passed on the road, you can't do that with a cell. Those calls were short because you would driving out of range, (unless you were traveling in the same direction) but you still had to take your hand off the steering wheel to key the mike.... breaker, breaker, one nine!
I think CBs are making a comeback, alot of kids around here are using them when they're out cruising, airtime is FREE! (more money for CDs, clothes, or save up for that moped)