Like a lot of people, I would be interested in an iphone or other mac compatible wifi phone but don't need the "always connected" internet access provided by a data plan. The problem is ,as far as I can tell, none of the major providers allow you to have a wifi phone without mandating the purchase of a data plan. At one point there were rumblings of an antitrust suit that would change that. As I understand it, the premise is that mandatory data plans may violate antitrust laws that prevent the "tying" of services. An extreme analogy would be a water utility offering residential water supply, but if it considers your home "sprinkler compatible" (and guess what, it has decided that all homes built after 1950 are) it will not sell you access to the water supply unless you also purchase a sprinkler installation and maintenance plan. I haven't seen much on the status of any investigations or suits since the FTC opened an "unofficial investigation" in 2009. Does anyone know the current status? With wifi coverage increasing and over a quarter of cell phone users owning smart phones, I would think this would be of interest to a lot of consumers (voting block).