Originally Posted by tubemonkey
Yep; it's the data plan that's the killer.
I don't mind the 2-year contract and the usage plan. It's what I have on my old school flip phone and would remain the same if I converted to a smartphone. What I strongly object to is the forced data plan I don't need. $30/ month x 24 months = $720. That means a penny phone would actually cost me $720.01. Not my idea of a bargain.
Yep I remember the good ol days when a person had the option to pay per MB usage or pay for a data plan. If you didn't want to pay for a data plan you could switch to MB usage and not use any data. But the cell companies decided it was much more profitable to force you to pay.