$25/month + $2.50 sales tax, Virgin Mobile smartphone. Unlimited internet, unlimited text, 300 minutes. If I use more minutes, I’ll go up to the $40, 1200 minute plan.
Previously, I used 300 minutes per month on a prepaid TMobile account for 9.5 cents/minute (10 cents per minute, put purchased at callingmart.com at a discount), so I’m paying less per month now, but getting unlimited internet and texting.
My daughter is finishing out a TMobile contract for $49/month + $15-$20 taxes for unlimited texting, no internet, and 500 minutes talk. She’ll switch to Virgin Mobile as soon as they fix their Optimus internet problem they’ve been promising for 3 weeks.
Other daughter: $30/month + $3 sales tax Virgin Mobile Blackberry plan, same plan as mine except an extra $5 for Blackberry network.
Husband: 9.5 cents per minute TMobile prepaid, probably uses 100 minutes a month or less.