higher per minute price, then add taxes & fees! This is WHY you got postpaid account, to have a nicer phone... or a subsidized phone which your carrier sold you down the river for 2 years in-contract for... there are prepaid plans which are $40-50 for unlimited calling and have some calling features as well.. maybe even texting & data added in too.. depending upon the carrier.
The time has LONG PAST for the post-paid prices to come dOwN to reality. Will someone please send a MEMO to AT&T and VERIZON!!