Overtime, computers have gotten smaller and faster, and cheaper. Over time, almost everything does. But, a year or two ago, it seems to me that cell phone plan prices were about the same as they are today. It didn't bother me a year ago. Now, when my girlfriend is in another town without internet for three days of the week, it does. I have a pay as you go plan because I don't use the phone much, but I do use it most every day. Ten cents a minute adds up--we chatted for 5 minutes tonight and there goes fifty cents...when it would be free if I had a $30/month plan because it's after 9pm. But, in order to save that $.50, I have to pay $30 a month when I almost never use even 200 minutes a month. If I had the plan, I'd use the phone a lot more, but I don't need to, and I can't afford $30 a month....still, I'd like to be able to talk to the girlfriend without cringing every minute as I watch the balance in my account get lower and lower... I just don't get why internet has gotten cheaper over time, but cell phone plans haven't.