KTW, I have a contract. It's a sweet one I think. Good value. But for services only.
I don't have and I'll never have a ball and chain or any "sponsored" smartphone attached to it and then be forced to accept their crap. I can change phones as I wish. And if some other carrier offers me a better price and service I'll switch in an instant.
Delfim M Cardoso -"The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology. ~E.F. Schumacher"