Think you're confusing the point. Is $70 expensive for 2 lines, no. Problem is, it's expensive in context because it's 2 lines with capped data compared to competitors offerings especially at only 2GB even if it is per phone. The contrary being, if I had only 2 lines without anything extra it would be in the $45 range after taxes and no autopay discount but that includes unlimited everything still.7 yrs ago I most likely was using a provider phone (Actually it was T-Mobile that I had, before they went "pink") and I was coughing up around $150. for my cell service. Today I only spend half of that, actually we do get a teacher discount for a few bucks, but I rounded up. Looks like we also get 2gb data on each phone too. I know I can go cheaper, but I'm o.k. with what I got. Is it expensive.... maybe it is for you but not to me. If I can get two lines for under $100. I'm o.k. with that. If Verizon starts jacking up their costs, I can switch in a heartbeat because I am not on any contracts and my phones are unlocked. And I think I could get a discount if I allow those with grubby dirty money hungry paws to have access into my bank.... but I am never going to let anybody do that.
I had T-Mobile in 2010 and 2011 and dropped them in favor of AT&T until 2014 when I went back after the big change. Back then they were just as bad as the others and had way less coverage.
If this is referencing the autopay, then that's rather obtuse ignorant boomer talk. Unless you pay with cash at a kiosk they already have your card number or bank details. In my case it's a linked CC that I would use to pay for the service anyway.And I think I could get a discount if I allow those with grubby dirty money hungry paws to have access into my bank.... but I am never going to let anybody do that.