Not sure to put this under the buying tips or what; just seems that i may get more people with iPhone experience here. Also, warning: long paragraphs ahead. Heres my situation: I desperately need a phone with a data plan. I currently have a T-mobile prepaid phone, and recently have been burning through 100 minutes within a few days. Also, my phone is the most outdated thing to ever be seen in public. It has no function to me besides a phone and texting. Now, today, I was thinking about getting an iPhone(of course I wanted one before, but whatever.) The cheapest plan is $60 bucks and the phone itself is $500.(More than I'm willing to pay.) I would use the iPhone as a half-assed replacement of both my iPod 30 gig and my phone during each day(I'd still use the 30 gig daily, too.) I'd use the internet for checking mail and doing searches on Google when I m away. Here's the big problem: I have barely any money to buy the phone, let alone pay the plan. I have a very small job and work 2 hours a day on weekdays at $8 an hour, and I make about $70 a week. To pay for the iPhone, I would have to delve into my bank account and gank $500. I would also be sacrificing a weeks earnings to pay for my phone plan. Whats worse, I go back to school in a week: Meaning no weekday work. I would go into work on Saturday for 8 hours to make up for my missed weekly pay. The main question I'm asking is: Is the iPhone worth this sacrifice and effort? Will the iPhone stand the test of time in 2 years, and still be worth it? Are you happy with your phone? If you were me, would you make bite the cash bullet? Other Q's: I heard that by fudging the credit stuff on the iPhone, you could get a half-arsed prepaid iPhone plan thats 10$ cheaper. Is this true/worth it? Does having WiFi on all day kill the battery? And of course, is texting easy? How long does it take to get used to? I know theres a lot to read there, but I really, really appreciate all(any) answers/responses I may get. I would like to make my decision in the next 3 days, because I will be going to the Apple Store to pick up some other things. Thanks a ton!