Originally Posted by havoc315
At least on my verizon plan, the monthly price doesn't change whether I have a subsidized phone or not. (Just can avoid the commitment of a long term contract).
So the monthly price is the same. Only way I know to save significantly on the monthly cell bill, is to skip the data -- skip a smart phone altogether. But I need a smart phone and a good data plan, regardless of the camera.
The data plan is required for most smartphones. That's where they're subsidizing the cost of the phones. Sure, it costs the same weather you have a subsidized phone or not. They make more money that way.