How about the insanely high cost of owning a smartphone?
And we’re not talking just about the devices themselves—there are the wireless service contracts, monthly taxes, roaming
charges, surcharges and other
fees on many of these carrier- and network-“exclusive” devices. One industry estimate: $3,800 for two years of service. “For a
lot of folks,” notes a CIO.com article, “the monthly smartphone
bill can be as big as, say, a car payment.”