My Blackberry Storm has a cradle upon which the phone mounts sideways, and when plugged in, displays a neat looking clock - you can set it to be digital (for those with perfect vision) or analog (for those who don't want to put on glasses to see what time it is), and so basically it IS an alarm clock. Yeah, pitched the alarm clock once the BB storm cradle showed up in the mail. Before bed I just set it to make all alerts that are not the alarm to "silent" and snooze away...
i do have an alarm clock on my night stand, but i only use it as a clock. I leave my ipod touch on my night stand as well and have it wake me up. This is much more practical as i can set multiple alarms which is good since i don't have to reset my alarm every day.
Had to ditch my alarm clock due to placement probs with my shoebox of a room so I use my cell for that. I still keep my watch coz it almost never runs flat (10yr battery), glows in the dark without requiring battery power, is quicker to see the time and with the swiss mechanism inside it's accurate. Can't see anything replacing my watch for quite some time.
i use my personal and job cell to wake up in the morning. Just select an mp3 tone as ringtone for my cell and annoying tone for the job phone.
i had a period when i used my computer to wake me up....nasty thing is i had to leave the speakers turned on over night....electricity bill did got more expensive ...
3 Alarms on the cell at 6:00, 6:10, 6:20. 1 alarm on my ipod dock at 6:00 just in case my battery dies (clock has a backup.)
I find that the cell wakes me up fine. The only trouble is that I shudder whenever I hear my alarm song played on the radio. My dare is also my portable watch. I cannot stand wearing a watch or any other accessories.
@anamaniac, cellphone service can be had on the cheap. There are plans for under $20/mo. Personally I pay about $60, but that includes unlimited mobile browsing.
I have always had a problem getting up in the morning, so when I bought my house my parents bought me a Clocky as a housewarming gift. They mostly meant it as a gag gift, but I love that little guy.. i would never get up without him..