I need some iPhone and ATT WS advice from you Apple veterans!! I didnt see my issues in other threads, so here goes. Sorry for the lengthy background, but heres my situation: I want to buy an iPhone but am not sure how to time my purchase: - My Apple experience is limited to a couple of iPods and iTunes. My smartphone history is Blackberrys from work that let me access the web and check my ISP email. My Blackberry is disabled by the SysAdmin people for syncing my home Outlook or just about anything else, including music from a non-work computer. (So I've had a couple of iPods for music) - Im facing a 15 May deadline from AT&T WS to acquire a new personal phone and plan because of "system upgrades" that will make my unlocked Motorola SLVR L7, a great basic phone - inoperable. I started with AT&T around 1998, then was moved to Cingular and back. Ive had a great rate for years, basically month-to-month now, so I'm OK with the deadline & finally want a smartphone for personal use. I pop in a SIM in the L7 for service in Europe when Ive traveled. Maybe Ill still be able to do that in the future if I keep the L7 for those trips. - ATT WS will give me a cheapo VX only phone if I sign a new basic contract or I can do an upgrade to a lot of other choices, including the iPhone 4. They offer the 32 for $299 new or $199 refurbished. I would like this size to start burning (or buying) movies for travel. For upgrading to an iPhone I sign for a 2-yr contract & continue to get 450 mins unlimited for $33 and just have to add 2G data for $21 and whatever messaging option I pick. I think this is pretty good, no? - I would like to buy a new iPhone 5 when it is released, but that thing comes out AFTER my 15 May deadline. I think Ill be fine with an iPhone 4 and probably wont need the latest and greatest for a while, but you guys might have some advice on timing. But here are my questions: - How does the AT&T WS upgrade timeline for iPhones work - if I pick up a 4 now, how long will I have to wait before I get one of those subsidized deals like Im offered now? About two years, right? - If I buy a 4 now, and become obsessed for an upgrade before I have the subsidized offer from ATT WS, it looks like some of you sell your existing phone on gazelle or eBay and come close to covering a new un-subsidized model. Is that pretty accurate? - On the side, whats the best option for viewing/editing MS Office files on an iPhone or Pad?