So calling the governmental restriction of some activity "illegal" is loony talk, but calling the under-education of children "child abuse" isn't? Your first sentence seemed like a call to reason. Why did you abandon that approach at the end of your post?
There's always Virgin Mobile. Yes, I know they're a subsidiary of Sprint (in the U.S.), and they probably won't be getting the iPhone 5 anytime soon, but you can get the iPhone 4S with unlimited data and texting for $30 a month.