I just had an interesting bit of field research. First, I went to the local AT&T store in my neighborhood. I was informed that I could sign up for a plan for an iPhone at $69.99 for 450 minutes of time per month. OK. I have the brochure from the man. We discussed the 4G phone which is rumored to appear sometime in June this year. He chats with me about it like you would. He is very open about it. Fine. Then today, I looked up the plans on the internet and found one for $39.99 (not including the below) for the same amount of time. I was curious, so I called Apple (1-800-MY APPLE). I got a very nice lady within 5 minutes who was quite eager to sign me up for the 3GS and an AT&T plan. I said that I understood that there was a 4G phone coming out in June and was told that there was no plan to release a new phone, just a new OS.** I asked how much a contract would be with AT&T per month for a 3GS. Then I was told that the plan would be $69.99 plus the charges below. I said that I was looking at the AT&T website and saw that there was a $39.99/month plan (and you had to buy the things below, too, but the basic plan was $30 cheaper). She was quite surprised, said she was looking at their website and yes, that was an alternate plan for the same amount of minutes which would work with the 3GS iPhone. Then she wanted to sign me up, right then and there. I declined. By this time I feel like there is indeed a 4g phone which is ready to appear but she just isn't going to tell me about it. The difference between the $69.99 and the $39.99 plans are that the $69.99 plan is the "450 Anytime Minute Unlimited Plan", whereas the $39.99 plan is the "Nation 450 Minute w/Rollover Minutes" Plan. Hmmm, must be a different type of minutes between the two, like sidereal minutes vs. minutes as experienced near a black hole or something. Am I nuts? Have I missed something here? Do you have to be very very very careful when signing up for this stuff?*** *You also have to buy the data plan at $30/month, and messaging at various levels if you want to send pictures and video. **I think you have been saying otherwise. Heh. ***This is why I have backed way way off on all this and still think I have not gotten to the bottom of iPhone ownership. Just seems like every time you think you have it figured out, you find out that you don't. Must say that it's interesting, though.