Yes, I find the plans expensive ever since they started with data plans on phones. Back in the day, a phone was just a phone, and it was pretty reasonable to get a nationwide calling plan. Once smartphones appeared, the plans started getting more expensive. Pay-as-you-go is good, too. I like that much better. There was one company that basically was pay for only what you use, so you could end up with a credit some months. I figure if I'm going to have to pay for what I don't use, I might as well pay less, hence my going to pre-paid rather than paying at the end of the cycle. I never use all the data because I don't stream a lot and when I do, I use my wifi at home.It looks like customers in the U.S. have to pay a lot for mobile services! I used to have a very convenient plan before, but in January i switched to a new option, and now i pay only 600 roubles every month ($9.25), and i have 600 "free" minutes of talk with any mobile operator in North-West, and i have an unlimited(!) access to the internet (except for torrent files,- they'll be uploading slower). Plus i can go to any russian town (and Abkhazia), and i'll pay $zero for using my current options (it means, free internet anywhere in Russia and Abkhazia) and free talk with SPb mobile operators' clients. Moreover, i switched on the option "Pay whenever you wish",- it's like a virtual phone credit card with $24.5 on it. 10 yrs ago we could only dream about these kind of options. But i use the best mobile operator "Megafon North-West", and i still manage to get fooled sometimes (like subscriptions that i didn't ask for).