My family has been with t-mobile for the last 3 years. Now that our contract has expired, my dad said we should move on to another carrier. I'm an apple fanboy so I immediately looked at the iPhone. I was really turned off by the plans especially since AT&T doesn't offer 3G anywhere in Iowa (where we live). So I didn't think my dad would go for such crazy plans, especially since he told me that he would get a discount with verizon. I was ok with that but I was pissed because verizon had such terrible phones! So anyway, we go to the mall the other day to the verizon store and try to check out the phones and sign up. We stood there for a good ten minutes or so and no one bothered to come and ask us if we needed any help. We didn't see any interesting phones either. So we decided to walk around and come back later. We stopped at the AT&T store just to check out the iPhone and then this employee started explaining the plans and such. He also told us that 3G should be available in the Fall. Then he asked my dad where he worked, and told us that we get a 24% discount on rate and data plans!!! Needless to say, we ordered 3 iPhones right away. Sorry for this story being long, but I just wanted to show you guys how close we were to not getting iPhones. Also, I guess the moral of this story is that you should see if you are eligible for a discount because it makes a huge difference! We're going to be paying about $50 a month less than regular price. I was just browsing and I just found out that even I would have been eligible for a discount (through my University). The only crappy thing is that our mall has an apple store that actually has the damn iPhones right there. But since we are getting a discount we have to go through AT&T and that means I'll have to wait for another couple of weeks!