AT&T is a corporation in a capitalistic democratic country. They have the choice to make money anyway they can. Shareholders and the public will influence the outcome. If you don't like the pricing model, start your own wireless company or choose a competitor that does not do this. When did this country forget that freedom extends to public or private corporations. This idea is a great new revenue source. All you complainers have dropped your land line because of technology. Why can't a company who is loosing the main product that they have relied on for a hundred years, try to make up some slack with a new revenue stream.