To tap a single cell phone through Verizon, it costs the government $775 a month-- and $500 for each month after that.
For the government to go through AT&T it costs a $325 activation fee and ten bucks for each additional day.
Phone companies say they are not seeing any profit through this system. said they pay 70 people to constantly process a quarter million tap requests each year and they only look to get reimbursed for some expenses.
has gone the automated route and track users for 30 bucks a month.