I use a MBA and new ipad and love them both. Currently using a Droid RAZR that I got back in December. It's a good phone but for some reason I want the iphone so bad. I just love the form factor -- it's such high quality! I've researched and read everything I can get my hands on, including just about every single post in this forum to help me make a decision. Yet I still find myself completely indecisive about how to approach getting the iphone 5. I'm not eligible for an upgrade with Verizon but I can transfer my girlfriend's upgrade (we're on the same account) to my line and she will gladly take my RAZR as a freebie from me. The problem I'm having is like many others: I'm not sure if I should subsidize and spend $199 (16gb) or pay retail ($649) in order to preserve my unlimited data plan. I looked back at usage and combined we use about 500MB every month. I can see that increasing with more streaming services, etc but I've been using 4g in a metro area since December and my data usage has not increased. But I just don't like the idea of giving up that unlimited data since I can never get it back. But I also don't like the idea of spending $649 for a phone I don't really need. Especially considering I am about to launch on an overseas travel for about six months. But my plan was to get the iphone 5 so I could get it unlocked with verizon and use sim cards from countries I'm visiting (the big reason I want to ditch the droid RAZR). Right now I'm leaning toward subsidized in order to minimize the cost now. I know this dilemma has been discussed ad nauseum on this forum...just adding my own story into the mix for anyone who might have a bit of wisdom I did not already think of.