Anyone else feeling uneasy? Just look at the evo on 4g Cheaper plan (are they charging more for 4g?) Video chat Phone as a hotspot These are advantages over apple in the us only because AT&T is strangling their customers and weighing apple down. I have been an iPhone user since the day the 1st gen launched. I love a Mac and I'm pecking this out with a few fingers on my beloved new iPad. I have faith in apple, but I do not have faith in AT&T It is seriously time IMO for apple to ditch AT&T as their only provider. For the first time I am eyeing another phone not only because it's the best competition I think the iPhone has ever had but because the plan is just better. For me the straw that will break the camels back is tethering. I bought a wifi only iPad because I refuse to pay twice for mobile Internet when there are several reasonable alternatives (ISPs going wifi, telcos offering multiple devices on one plan) I can think of five solutions in my area off the top of my head. Two of which involve switching carriers and one with a handset I can live with to get the service and features I expect. When AT&T is preventing apple from giving me what I want what is my reason to stay in this situation? I am seriously considering this, and I never thought I would and it makes me a little sad and a little upset to realize it. This exclusive agreement has been pushed past it's limits and in the face of innovative competition it has become a burden. I really hope to see apple move on and allow some competition for the iPhone. I fear that what will happen is that AT&T will attempt to put out this fire with a half baked tethering scheme years late. Which is exactly why this arrangement sucks. It's been coming soon for far too long and I'm afraid it may be too little too late. I have invested a lot in this ecosystem. Apps, accessories, etc. However I am not certain that I will be buying the next iPhone and continuing on with AT&T. There is a solution I want and other companies are offering it, it just may be enough for me to give up my beloved iPhone. Give it up for what? For my iPad. Think about that for a second. I would give up my iPhone to only pay for one mobile Internet data package. Do you think sprint and verizon are betting on this? I believe apple knows they will sell more ipads and more iPhones when customers are not forced to buy additional Internet plans for each device and that is what gives me hope and makes me think that the iPad is a sign that things are gonna change regarding apple and AT&T. However, I'm not sure I can wait past iPhone 4.0. What do you think? If there is ever a time for the apple AT&T exclusive agreement to end, shouldn't it be for this years hardware release?