I like the convenience of having data access anywhere, but I use very little. I was introduced to Republic by comments here and I've enjoyed their 3G unlimited plan at $25/month. Now, I've switched to their base+.5gb 4G plan for ~$20 tax included/month with a refund for any 4G data I don't use. Like Andrew, I should get about $5 back. For even better coverage, I might look at Google fi. Costs more and currently only works with the Nexus 6 (so BIG phone), but that would be a luxurious phone and coverage for me for base $20 + monthly data minus refund for unused data, a bit like Republic though Google was probably there first. I like that there are options opening up to big data users as well as bottom feeders like me, and less of a strangle hold by the big carriers. My wife's still tied to VZW with iPhone, but she's happy and it's a business expense for her. Cheers, Bill p.s. I also have a soon to be defunct FreedomPop access point with free 500MB/month 4G data.