Postpaid vs. Prepaid Fees
I'm thinking of switching to prepaid from postpaid, but I'm unclear on taxes and fees. My family plan right now nominally costs $70 per month, but taxes and fees adds another $14. With prepaid, are there other hidden taxes and fees that would make the actual cost higher than the nominal cost? From what I've read, there should just be sales tax, but is there anything else like 911 fees and universal access fees, etc? So if I go with PAYG at $.10/minute and use 300 minutes, I buy a $30 card and that's it? Or if I go with a plan like Virgin's Beyond Talk for $25 a month, is it really just $25 a month? I can live with sales tax (say 6%), it's the nickel and diming that happens with postpaid that irks me and is why I'm considering switching.