$10 for unlimited calls and 1 GB of data? Rock-bottom phone rates are growing

Remember the $200-a-month cellphone bill?

You bought service from AT&T, Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile and financed your phone with 24 or more payments added to your monthly bills. You’d get confusing statements loaded with taxes and administrative fees.

Wait, you’re still paying those big bills? That’s great. Keep doing it. Because you are making it possible for prepaid services like Dania Beach-based Q Link to offer rock-bottom rates to the rest of us.

Q Link, led by founder and CEO Issa Asad, is among a growing number of low-cost secondary carriers that buy excess capacity from the Big Four carriers and resell it on the retail market as prepaid pay-as-you-go service.