This is my first post and I am sure I will be chastised for what I am saying and my reliability... Long story short, I called Verizon because I was not happy with the performance with my Blackberry (yes, I would love an iPhone - no, I am not leaving Verizon). I made up a little story and told the CS rep that ATT is offering to pay the cancelation fees for customers who sign-up with ATT and purchase and iPhone. Her response... "I have not heard that. We are currently receiving all emails from ATT as we are in the process of working out a deal." Shocked, I dig deeper by what I am hearing. So, of course I ask "what deal"? She said she was not at liberty to give any more information; however, they are working on a "merger". So here is where the speculation starts... 1) If they are working on a deal - could this be the reason why ATT is subsidizing the iPhone cost? 2) Will other carriers in the US carry the iPhone? Considering this all came from a CS rep - take it with as a grain of salt. But thought I would share.