If you're shopping for a cell phone contract on price alone nowadays, you should be buying Sprint. $69.99 for unlimited data, messaging, and calling to every mobile phone in America. No, I'm not a corporate rep-- anymore. Just like I'm no longer a corporate rep for AT&T, USCellular, or anyone else. Stay informed, people.
(No, I'm not going to knock Verizon. I'm not a fan of them, but they have better coverage than anyone, at least out west where I'm at. They're expensive, but in certain places, you get what you pay for.)
"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman