I was in line to get an iPhone today, but when I gave the Apple Store worker the last four digits of my soc. security, they said that I do not have the ability to "upgrade" at the moment, which means that I would have to pay a fee for "breaking my existing contract" with AT&T. I called my primary AT&T store AND AT&T customer service, and they all said that I would have to pay at $200 penalty fee if I wanted to get an iPhone ... 1. What the hell does this mean? I am technically not "breaking" my contract if I'm STAYING with AT&T am I? I'm just adding an additional service to my plan (for the 3G!) 2. For the majority of you - were you also penalized $200 when you got a new iPhone? Or did you get the iPhone when you contract was up? 3. Is there ANY WAY I could bypass this fee? And if so... HOW?! *edit: thanks for all your knowledgeable insight/advice thus far. i was honestly just confused (not angry/upset) and wanted to know some answers, so hostility/belittling in your answers isn't needed - thank you!