Several chat clients including AIM and Google Chat will let you send text messages for free (if wifi), so in my attempt to save a few calls and maybe make that access fee plan workable, I'd probably use one of them. It does suck that you have to pay for incoming texts. Big time, but that's true under my current plan too. As for VOIP, I think it could definitely save some dough when used on wifi. I don't want to beat a dead horse or anything, but there are two kinds of blogs. The ones that cover primary news sources which are updated constantly, and the ones that create unique content rather than recycling. Most are a mixture of the two, but many blogs that are purely original content aren't updated that often, and aren't expected to be, but they're still an extremely valuable resource. Basically if you blogged these kinds of guides when you thought of them (or after you posted them here and then refined them through feedback), you'd just put the guides up and let them be. Putting these guides on a blog would make them less likely to get lost in the shuffle like they can be on a forum with 10s of thousands of posts, and makes it easier for searchers to find valuable information (via google). Make your first full post (or series of posts) on converting to a pay as you go lifestyle both voice and data, and I'll bet you, I don't know, something, that I can get you some link love from Lifehacker, maybe Engagdet Mobile too. Your stuff is well-written and answers a lot of questions that I haven't seen covered before. It's work, and I don't blame you for not wanting to do that for free, but it's not much more than you've already done, and it 1) gives you a platform 2) let's you control your content more fully 3) opens up opportunities as there are now tons of payed blogs, and while it takes years (if ever) to get reasonable sums of money off your own blog, your body of work may convince someone else to hire to contract with them.