I'm considering a new plan...for all the following reasons: I've always had a cell phone provided my job, and DH never carries one, so having a service was never needed. Since DS is driving and I'm no longer employed, I would be happier if we each had a phone (I actually need one for school as I'm oncall 24-48 hours/week). I've been shocked by how much they cost; I looked at Verizon, as they seem to have the best coverage in our rural area, and it's over $100 a month for a family plan. Right now, I have Kajeet for my son, but the new phone broke after a month and we're trying to fight our way through the "manufactures warranty" and I'm wondering if antoher plan would be better. We do have the GPS on it, and all I've really discovered is that he is almost always where he is supposed to be. I guess it provides peace of mind. My current phone is on a friend's plan, as she has no "partner" for her family plan, but I can't upgrade without paying full price (because she has a destructive child who broke his phones so many times she used the upgrade on my line for him.) If we had a family plan, hubby could carry a phone on the rare occasion that he thinks he might. I think between Kajeet and my friend's phone, I'm spending about $45.00 a month. What are your thoughts/experiences? Money is a major issue as I'm in school full time and we're basically going in debt for me to complete school.