I really can't understand how people can pay over $100 a month for their cell phone plans! Yes, you get a bright, shiny phone (like a new iPhone or new Android phone), plus with an unlimited plan you can watch movies and stream music till your heart's content, but who wants to watch a movie on a 3" screen?? And many of the people I see with these phones look like they can barely afford such an expensive monthly bill.
I guess it comes down to what's important to you (for me it's saving money, for others it may be always-on phone and internet access) and what you can afford (well, it should be based on what you can afford but as I said above I don't think some people consider this).
In my case, a few months ago I had switched to a nice, new Android phone but I felt the $50 monthly fee was too high (I usually have my computer with me and internet access anyway so this wasn't absolutely necessary with a cell phone) and I noticed that like many other people I would be glued to my cell phone constantly, jumping every time an email dinged or a Facebook post was made by a friend, and ignoring the hubby and anyone else who was with me which wasn't very nice. So I went back to my basic cell phone and basic pre-paid plan and sold my new Android phone on CraigsList for a $50 loss :(