It's puzzling to me that when asked "AT&T or Verizon?" (in the U.S.), most people, it seems, would recommend Verizon based on their coverage. But how come nobody mentions that Verizon's data plan is bloody expensive?! Is everyone a millionaire here or what? Here's my use case: I use voice little (so, AT&T's 450 minutes/month for $40 is more than enough), no or minimal text messages (so I choose AT&T's $0.2/msg), mostly use data (3-5GB/month) with tethering done by iProxy, so I choose AT&T's 3GB/month plan for $30 + $10 per extra GB. Say, for 4GB/mo. total comes to $80 (before fees and all that cr@p). Same from Verizon would cost me $110 ($40 for "line access" (WTF is that?!) and $70 for 4GB of data). $110 vs $80 - that's bloody expensive! (with more data usage, the difference is progressively bigger as Verizon charges $15 per extra GB.) In 2 years, this difference comes to the cost of a new *unlocked* iPhone, or an iPad, or 2 iPod touches, or intercontinental flights, etc... Is Verizon really worth it?