Did you forget about the 30 dollar monthly fee we fork over to Verizon ?
Did you forget about the fact that the 30 dollar monthly fee is for DATA ACCESS (browsing the web, sending email, downloading apps, chatting with friends, and a hundred other things)? They're not charging 30 dollars a month just for you to use Google Maps. That just happens to be one of the many things you can do with your data plan. It's a free bonus. Seriously, use your brain.