how many cheapasses buy a $300 phone? really? i pay $30 a month for unlimited everything but minutes.. so instead of receiving a random crazy $200 bill due to overages, why wouldnt you just pay the $30 and not have to worry about overages.
Maybe you have 30 bucks you don't mind paying a month, I don't. I'm not going to pay extra for texting when it's available for free, period.