I was about to pull the trigger at last and order an iPhone, but after filling in the information for AT&T to determine my "eligibility" I got a message saying that the area where I live is not authorized for new activations, or words to that effect. I assume this is a coverage issue. According to the AT&T coverage map (and anecdotally from friends with iPhones), I'm on a thin strip of the Maine coast that has "good" reception, though only a mile or so inland, because of hills and mountains and whatnot, coverage drops to zero. So I'm guessing that to be on the safe side, Apple/AT&T are not selling phones to anyone in this area, since the majority of people would have serious problems. So ... is there any way around this? This would be my first cell phone ever, so I'm kind of naive about how everything works.