Amen. I'm with Republic and rarely pay more than $20/month. In a normal month I'm on wifi ~80% of the time, and it's flawless. Once, when I was traveling a lot during the month, I paid nearly $28.
I love my phone, use all my apps and services as much as I want, video is snappy, and the expense is barely a blip. Every month it gets harder to fathom why anyone in the USA is still left on the major carriers.
(Anti-disclaimer: I'm not associated with Republic or any other cell service company in any way, except as a current customer of Republic and former customer of Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, Cellular One, and others I've mercifully forgotten about).