Originally Posted by Boobs McGee
For the money, prepaid is a pretty nice option. Straighttalk wireless offers unlimited everything for $45 a month. The only reason I stopped using them a few years back was because of their limited phone selection, but it APPEARS that any unlocked GSM phone from T-Mobile is now compatible. Pretty sweet deal. I don't know how good the coverage in your area is, but it's worth checking out.
Coverage is pretty good anywhere, IMHO.
You can get any unlocked GSM / CDMA phone that operates on the frequencies they list and it should be good to roll. They use AT and T, Verizon and T-Mobile towers and I think are adding Sprint soon.
The thing to caution is unlimited data actually means 2 GB per month. A guy who does testing for cell phones said he got a letter/email from them saying they'd cut off his service if he kept going over. Either way, still a good deal.