my local phone bill is at 60.00 with 10.00 in it for local taxes and federal fees.. but my cell phone plan has gone from a 59.00 a month fee to a MANDATORY DATA PLAN fee and other fees for texting, service data to a whopping 160.00 a month for 2 retired people in their 60's.. MY PLAN EXPIRES IN Dec 2013. GOING TO LEAVE Verizon take my number with me and get a phone where we don't have to join no mandatory data plan we don't use.. MAYBE WE WILL CHECK OUT THE NEW AARP plan or a pre paid phone.. I KNOW WE WON'T BE HELPING YOU PAY FOR THIS DEAL.. GUARANTEED INCREASE TO CONSUMERS..
Cowpoke, her royal highness just dragged $160 billion out of America's collective pocket and, yes, everyone's phone bill is going to go UP to cover it. I remember when my home phone bill was $10, and we were careful to NOT run up any long distance charges. It has blown up out of all proportion. Good luck to you.