Just letting you people know there is something called an option these days. I am with AT&T and I absolutely hate them for everything including ~37% taxes, outrageous data plans, and SMS packages that are just "pull your panties down, let me at it" sort of deals. I own an SG2 and my contract is up so I am ridding that phone and NOT buying another iPhone period. I am sticking with a regular dumb phone and cutting SMS $30 family share as well. iMessaging is fantastic! 100MB videos can be sent from my laptop to any ios device and vice versa. The idea is that I have tested this for 3 months and it is great so far. I am using my ipad 3 as my primary device. I don't care for SMS with anybody else except very close friends and family who also happen to own iOS devices. My family line is now down to $13.75 after taxes per line. I carry the ipad with me everywhere I go and with just a smartcover on, it is quite amazing to handle. I have applecare+ insurance so that covers that end. I think everyone who is aching with phone bills should try this. I refused to upgrade to a galaxy note; why have 5.3" when you are really approaching a tablet form factor? The ipad mini is very tempting if apple ever created one because that would basically fill the void between phone and tablet. I dont' want a small phone and if I wanted a larger display, it has to be at least 7"+ I'm so sick of paying contract data plans when now I can use wifi and use LTE when I feel like it plus the data on the iPad is TAX FREE. This is how I stick it up the aXX of AT&T. PS I have also BLOCKED BOTH SMS and MMS on all my lines in the family share. It seems to not affect my wife's 4S from receiving facetime (over wifi). I love iMessaging.