After purchasing my first 3G iPad, and learning that I could get internet and email for only $15 a month, I did the unthinkable. I got rid of my $100 a month smart phone. My peers in the industry said I'd never make it. But I have, and I use a TracFone, spending about $20 a month. Since I work at home and can be away from my computer when I want to grocery shop, visit the local pub, or go to the gym, it's fine for me. I've slashed my data bill by a huge amount. Now this won't work for everyone, but it works great for me. It is like cutting the land line......it works for some, and it's a great money saver.