Funny story, and some info. Sorry if it's been made clear already. I was at the mall yesterday and I wanted to talk to a representative at an AT&T booth about keeping my phone number when switching over from my current provider, which happens to be T-Mobile. On the way to the booth, I had to pass a T-Mobile kiosk. Trying not to make eye contact with the vultures, I walk past. "Ey, ey," one of them grunts at me in their wigger-speak. I've already got T-Mobile, I say. "What kinda phone you got?" he asks. I tell him that I'm canceling in a few weeks. "Aw, aw, how come?" iPhone. "Lemme ask you this. How come you want a iPhone?" How quaint. A 30 year old confused about his identity, working on commission at a mall kiosk, about to make his move. Safari, I say. It's Apple, I like the touch screen, the iPod, maps, the software. "Aw, aw, well lemme show you dis." He pulls out a pamphlet for a "smart" phone. One of those self proclaimed 3rd generation sideways phones. It's got a keyboard. I don't want an actual keyboard, I say. "Aw, well you can throw a keyboard up on the screen." I tell him, no, I want the iPhone software. I want OS X. Now here's the kick in the balls. He tells me it runs the iPhone software. No it doesn't, I say. We all know it doesn't. It runs OS X, I ask? "Aw, yeah." I call BS. "Naw, naw, naw, lemme git my guy over here. Lookit dis." By now, he's wasted enough of my time and I start to walk away. "Naw, naw, lookit. You don't want a iPhone." I tell him my T-Mobile service sucks (which it does) and head over to AT&T. He says have fun because T-Mobile and Cingular are the same network. (Can anyone confim?) I hear name calling coming from behind me. I'd be pissed if I were him, too. Now here comes the happy part. Over at the AT&T booth I talk to the sweetest, most helpful young woman. I ask her about my concerns of keeping my number. She tells me, "Do NOT cancel with your old service. On the 29th, get your iPhone, call AT&T and give them your old service's account info and phone number. They'll break up with your old service for you." Sweet. You get to cheat on your old phone and you avoid that awkward conversation where you dump them. She also told me, as far as she knows, the current data/phone plans will apply to the iPhone. There's about a $30 activation fee, then your monthly data/phone bill will be about $55, or $50 each if you have a significant other who's also signing up on the same bill. We'll see how that goes on the 29th. If anyone else has had a similar bitter-sweet experience, do tell. Save the world. Destroy a wigger.