Okay. I decided to get my daughter a phone and service through ting in the hopes of saving a few bucks, and after less than a day, we've just about reached the 'average monthly bill.' lol. Yeah, I don't see this working out. Partially my fault of course. I should have paid closer attention to the rates and compared her usage before switching over from Net10.
After all the hype from the Linux Action Show guys, I was really hoping this would have been a good fit for us. Alas, it doesn't appear to be panning out that way.