My family cell plan is very moderate. It's just $59.99 + $5.99 for two lines. And, yes, we still have minutes leftover. At least 30% of them. We don't use messaging, so I'm find with occasional few bucks of charges. However, this month I've ended up paying $77.27 instead of $65.98. So more than 17% of all charges is running away as different forms of "fees" and "taxes". Even while I knew that California has one of the highest sales tax out there (which can be as high as 10.75% including local taxes), but the communication taxes and fees are just insane. I don't want *that*.