All carriers except T-Mobile charge a monthly fixed fee for using a smartphone on their networks, even just to make a phone call and use no data. There are at least a dozen internet- and e-mail-capable phones which do not fit this definition and are not charged these mandatory minimum fees. Smartphones are the ultimate convenience. But we use them differently. Some of us would prefer to use only the phone capabilities while on a telephone network, and save our web-surfing for wi-fi. Is there anyone out there who feels these mandatory charges are unfair? If we had enough people interested, I am sure we could do something.