Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Food stamps and iPhones just don't mix

What's wrong with America? I can't even afford an iPhone because someday I want to send my kid to college. Yet I see this:

Neal, you gotta love this. I'm at Wal-Mart, in line behind a woman who is using food stamps while talking on her iPhone

Have they ever thought about priorities? How can talking on an iPhone be more important than food? There ought to be a law!  How about we just roll back socialism and 95% of federal government!! Yes I'm outraged!

So let's take a look at the math.

$640 Phone – $599 plus tax (~8%)
$60/mo Voice Plan – cheapest plan with unlimited nights and weekends
$40/mo MEdia Max 3000 Bundle – includes 3000 texts and unlimited MediaNet which I assume will work as the browse function on the iPhone
$8/mo Fees – lovely fees

So doing the math, and looking at a year of usage on this device, the total comes to (ATT rate plans):


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